Left Lane Hospitality is gearing up to debut its flagship urban resort, Hotel Bardo Savannah, in Georgia. Positioned to become a landmark at the heart of Savannah’s Forsyth Park, the forthcoming property fuses Mediterranean-inspired leisurely luxury with the thrill of the 1960s glamour travel era.
The resort, spread over two acres, showcases a unique aesthetic that combines historic elements with innovative design. Featuring a total of 149 guestrooms, Hotel Bardo takes its inspiration from Mediterranean and Adriatic resorts with exceptional service.
“Both our design language and guest experience are Always Rare—we deliver warmth and comfort with a dash of spontaneity. Our ‘riot clash’ aesthetic is derived from the free-spirited mixing of traditional styles seen across Savannah’s architecture and interiors,” says Left Lane managing partner Jon Kully. “This sense of experimentation, a bit contrarian, is our way of embracing a historic property with an open mind—acknowledging that this historical town is no stranger to the wider world of design through history. The Bardo is a collection of buildings built over time with an easy imperfection in the details.”
While the hotel’s official launch is set for February 2024, Saint Bibiana, the hotel’s coastal Italian restaurant and cooking school, will open its doors in September. “Saint Bibiana is the patron saint of hangovers—a cheeky innovation against paying the price of overindulgence,” Kully says. “Here, our design narrative, service delivery and menu work together to evoke a sentiment often found along the Mediterranean and Adriatic coastlines, in treasured resorts where experiences are exceptional and effortless.”
Related: Read an interview with Left Land chief brand officer Jess Berkin in HD’s July 2023 issue.