Savannah Elegance: Mansion on Forsyth Park

Lifestyle

Encapsulated by whimsical live oak trees and an undeniable southern charm, Mansion on Forsyth Park is one of Savannah, Georgia’s most luxurious places to stay. Boasting a 19th century terra-cotta structure, an art gallery and 126 boutique rooms, Mansion on Forsyth Park hits all of the marks. The original mansion was built in 1888 as a home, but was then turned into a funeral home before being redesigned to match the original mansion and reopened as a hotel in 2005. 

Now home to suites, restaurants and a mixology lounge, Mansion on Forsyth Park has stuck to its roots while maintaining a hip and sophisticated ambiance. Offering afternoon tea, an outdoor heated pool, an exclusive spa and live music performances in the lounge, elegance hugs every corner of this boutique hotel. Our personal favorite part of Mansion on Forsyth Park is the “Night in Tuscany” cooking class led by Executive Chef Jason Winn where we learned how to create multiple Italian dishes including a mushroom and sausage ragu and a Tuscan seafood stew. 

The hotel features 700 Drayton, serving Southern Coastal cuisine, Casmir’s Lounge, hosting jazz and blues music, as well as Bosendorfer Lounge which is a piano bar, giving off sultry, European vibes. All set in a pristine ambiance to bring you an entirely luxurious experience. 

No trip to Savannah is complete without a trip to the Plant Riverside District, Savannah’s new entertainment hub. Here you’ll find over a dozen restaurants and bars including a skytop lounge and a gelateria. Live music is a common occurrence, along with the opportunity to check out circus shows and interactive tours. In the Plant Riverside District, you will find access to over a dozen shops and galleries flaunting high-end products. Through and through, Savannah, Georgia boasts a rich history wrapped up in luxury, making it a perfect summer getaway spot.

By Brianna Robertiello

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