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The 151-key Andaz Savannah Opens in Georgia, Completing the
Renovation and Re-branding of the Former Avia Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (September 20, 2012)
– Today, Andaz Savannah, a lifestyle hotel, opened in the former Avia Savannah in historic downtown Savannah.

The hotel just completed a renovation of its public areas to add an Andaz Lounge and introduce a sophisticated new restaurant, 22 Square, emphasizing fresh regional ingredients and southern specialties.  The artful design and urban vibe of the spaces, services and amenities at Andaz Savannah are inspired by the city’s vibrant culture.

“We look forward to welcoming guests from the community and around the world to experience the dynamic ‘home away from home’ southern hospitality of Andaz Savannah,” said Pedro Perez, general manager, Andaz Savannah.  “With a fabulous location across from Ellis Square, the hotel offers an upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere that reflects the unique heritage of this historic city.”

Guestrooms and Amenities
As with all Andaz hotels, guests of Andaz Savannah will be greeted by Andaz Hosts who will accommodate, guide and assist guests throughout their stay.

Removing barriers is a key attribute of the Andaz brand, and at Andaz Savannah, hosts give travelers the flexibility to check-in the way that suits them, offer guests refreshments upon arrival and provide concierge services as well.

The 151 guestrooms and suites at Andaz Savannah feature chic contemporary furnishings with luxurious beds and linens, flat-screen/high-definition televisions with iPod® connections and generously sized bathrooms with walk-in showers.  Like all Andaz hotels, guests at Andaz Savannah receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and enjoy complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages from their guestroom minibar.

The hotel’s amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and a scenic outdoor terrace with cabana-lined outdoor pool.  To support Savannah’s thriving art scene, Andaz Savannah will host rotating art shows that feature works produced by local artists, including those from the renowned Savannah College of Art and Design.

Local Flavor
22 Square, named after Savannah’s famous squares, will serve a “market-to-table” menu with a coastal flare, 22 Square will offer communal tables where guests will enjoy specialties prepared with local ingredients.

Evening cocktail parties will feature premium hand crafted cocktails, wine, beer and complimentary “House Tradition” candied bacon.

Andaz Studios
Andaz Savannah’s meeting and event planners will assist clients with customized weddings, boardroom meetings and special events for groups of up to 250.  Featuring 5,000 square feet Andaz Studio meeting space, and four distinct and versatile venues, Andaz Savannah accommodates an impressive array of small meeting and social event needs.

Location
Andaz Savannah is located at 14 Barnard Street in the heart of downtown Savannah, just steps away from City Market, shopping on the renowned Broughton Street and fantastic nightlife venues.  For reservations or more information, please call Andaz Savannah at + 1 912 233-2116 or visit www.andazsavannah.hyatt.com

Joining the Andaz Family
Andaz Napa, centrally located in the heart of downtown Napa, also opened this month.  The highly anticipated hotel is the first Andaz in Northern California, and is an ideal setting for visitors to explore wine country, conveniently located near Napa’s premier tasting rooms, gourmet dining, shopping and the famed Oxbow Public Market.  The hotel provides a rustic epicurean experience at its Andaz Farmers Table restaurant and also offers Andaz Studios for meetings and special events.  For more information, please visit www.napa.andaz.hyatt.com.

Coming soon as well is Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, opening this fall in one of Europe’s cultural capitals on the site of the former library along the Prinsengracht canal.

About Andaz

Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz delivers an innovative hospitality experience and attentive, uncomplicated service designed to accommodate guests’ personal preferences. Hotels in this collection reflect the unique cultural scene and spirit of the surrounding neighborhood through their Andaz Salon events and are dedicated to creating natural and vibrant living spaces where travelers can indulge in their own personal sense of comfort and style. Seven Andaz hotels are currently open: USA - Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, and Andaz Napa in California - Andaz Liverpool Street in London; and China - Andaz Shanghai. For more information, please visit www.andaz.com.
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Contact:

Erika Garcia-Lavyne
Hyatt
+ 1 305 984 8435
erika.lavyne@hyatt.com

Noreen Heron Zautcke/Kate Hughes
Noreen Heron PR & Associates
+ 1 773 969 5200
khughes@heronpr.com




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