Hilton Savannah DeSoto
limited number of rooms have been set aside. To avoid
staying at an overflow hotel, reserve your room soon.
Transportation to and from overflow hotels will the
responsibility of conference attendees.
Call 800-426-8483 and
"Lean and Green Summit"
receive the special negotiated rate.
Airport & Shuttle Information
The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport connects with
16 non-stop destinations. Scheduled airlines include AirTran,
American Eagle, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Comair,
Continental Express, Delta, Delta Connection, Northwest,
United Express, US Airways and US Airways Express.
Approximately $30 each way.
Historic Homes &
Mansions: Designated a National Historic Landmark
District in 1966, Savannah's Historic District is one of
the largest in the country. Surrounded with masterful
architecture, there are several historic homes &
mansions waiting. Among them are the Green-Meldrim
Mansion, General Sherman's Civil War Headquarters, a
fine example of new-Gothic architecture; Telfair's Owens
Thomas House, Regency architecture featuring a formal
English garden; the
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, birthplace and
childhood home of the founder of the Girl Scouts, an
elegant townhouse featuring Egyptian Revival
architecture; and the Isaiah Davenport House symbolizing
the launch of Savannah's preservation movement.
Savannah History Museum, built in the 1850's, is
housed in the old Central of Georgia Railway passenger
shed and is listed in the National Landmark Registry.
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum features artifacts, a
'mission experience' theater, combat gallery, and more
covering 90,000 square feet. The Roundhouse Railroad
Museum explores how the railway industry shaped our
city. The Ships of
the Sea Maritime Museum contains one of the finest
public collections of nautical artifacts representing
man's quest for the sea.
Telfair Academy of Art & Sciences, designed in 1819,
is one of the oldest southern public art museums. Ralph
Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum features guided,
narrated tours through three floors of history.
Georgia Historical Society, headquartered in
Savannah, is the only statewide historical society in
Georgia and has been collecting Georgia's history for
nearly 170 years.
The Hilton Savannah DeSoto is located in what is
known as the Downtown Design District, Savannahs
premier shopping destination and design resource;
from antiques, art, bath, bed, apparel, garden,
gifts, interiors, kitchen and more. Surrounding our
historic squares, you’ll find trendy shops featured
in fashionable magazines, eclectic shops and gallery
after gallery, each different from the last.
Broughton & Bull Streets form the heart of our
famous antique district; Broughton Street has
several unique shops and restaurants. City Market
is a 4 block courtyard lined with restaurants,
shops, art galleries and artist studios. Stroll
down cobblestone River Street for souvenirs,
apparel, restaurants and sweets.
Theaters & Nightlife
Savannah Theater(1818) #1 entertainment in downtown
Savannah brings you Broadway-Style productions, a
must see while visiting. Lucas Theatre (1921)
various shows available.Trustees
Theater (1946) The Weis Theater was built in the
midst of the post-World War II construction boom;
now run by SCAD the theater features various
performances and shows. Nightlife in Savannah is
filled with variety. Hear jazz and blues or
bluegrass, go salsa or swing dancing, sing along in
a piano bar or puff away in a cigar bar. Savannah
offers evening spooky tours, outdoor concerts and
frequent fireworks and festivals, along with
late-night hot spots. Theoretically, you could stay
out all night—although we do suggest that you get
some sleep to keep up with the daytime fun.
Arts & Architecture
The best way to appreciate all of savannahs unique
architecture & design is strolling though the city,
architectural walking tours are available. There
are numerous galleries to experience throughout the
historic area of Savannah.
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) hosts
several festivals including the Savannah Film
Festival; in addition several exhibitions,
performances, workshops, galleries, and lectures are
available throughout the year.
Telfair Academy of Art & Sciences located in a
historic 19th century building, features an
outstanding collection of paintings, photography,
sculpture and world-class visiting exhibitions.
Jepson Center for the Arts features two large
galleries for major traveling exhibits; African
American art, Southern art, photography and
works-on-paper; 3,500 sq ft hands-on gallery for
children. City Market Art Center, upstairs of City
Market, is filled with original paintings,
photography and sculpture of local area artists.