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Hilton Savannah DeSoto
A 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 reference the "Lean and Green Summit"
to receive the special negotiated rate.

Transportation        About Savannah




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.

TAXI
Approximately $30 each way.


About Savannah

Experience History
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.

Museums
The 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. The 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.

Shopping
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. 
 
 


 

Hilton Savannah DeSoto, GA Hotel - Lobby

Hilton Savannah DeSoto, GA Hotel - Suite Bedroom

Hilton Savannah DeSoto, GA Hotel - Magnolia's Restaurant

Hilton Savannah DeSoto, GA Hotel - Front Entrance

Hilton Savannah DeSoto, GA Hotel - Evening View of Savannah