VUE | Summer 2021

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If you ever wondered what a colonial-themed, luxury hotel room would look like, your questions end here. The entire hotel is sprinkled with antique chests that double as nightstands, tables, and desks. In the bedroom, the accent headboards match the chests, with wide-paneled, dark wood and thick bolts to continue the industrial colonial theme. The rooms retain a luxurious feel because of the modern bathrooms, elegant chandeliers, lush velvet curtains that replace formal doors, and enviable river views that are especially spectacular from the Corner River View Room. Comfort is not lost with every bed featuring a pillow top mattress and luxury linens, an in-room robe that feels like it was made from clouds, and en-suite Starbucks coffee. An extra touch that we appreciated was the lighted make-up mirror. The hotel, and the entire city for that matter, is incredibly pet-friendly so you can feel more than welcome to bring your four-legged friends with you! Located right downstairs in the hotel, we find the Rocks on the River restaurant that features oversized, chunky wooden and velvet booths and exposed brick walls to resemble a colonial pub. It's a convenient place to grab a quick lunch before exploring the city. Directly upstairs is a rooftop bar that offers guests and visitors enviable views of the river and the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. The rooftop bar at The Bohemian actually boasts the tallest point in the entire city. This menu is lighter with bites ranging from charcuterie boards and sliders to accompany a refreshing selection of cocktails infused with mango, hibiscus, peach, and chai. But not to worry, there is also a generous selection of beers and wines if cocktails aren't your choice. As soon as we stepped out of the hotel we were led astray by the aromas exuding from the restaurants and dessert stands. Walking along River Street feels beautifully haunting. The cobblestone streets, quaint trolleys, and colonial relics that line the shore made us feel as though we were traveling back in time.We picked up free samples and wandered from end to end of the street. This is the perfect place to catch a magnificent summer sunset. However, the crown of the entire waterfront, a few meters to the east of the Bohemian, is the brand-new hospitality and entertainment destination, known as "Savannah's Entertainment District," Plant Riverside District. This enormous turn-of-the- century power-plant-turned-galleria and event space is a magnificent site. The entire complex with its towering smokestacks is massive with tons of restaurants, shops, and spaces for events. Inside you'll find Graffito, a modern-chic pizza restaurant whose menu offers a variety of authentic Neapolitan pies. In fact, the brick ovens used to bake the pizza were imported from Italy. Topping options include quintessential Italian ingredients like mushrooms, capicola, and provolone, to name a few. V U E N J .C O M 81

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