In its newly commissioned video, “The Softer Side of Historic Savannah,” Green Palm Inn gives a first-hand preview of the local flavor of “little” Savannah from the breakfast inn’s perspective. If having a Fodor’s guide is “like having a friend in Savannah!” then staying at Green Palm Inn is finding and enjoying the company of a new found friend in the downtown village-like setting.
SAVANNAH Georgia (July 1, 2009) – One might say, “It’s like visiting your favorite aunt!” to stay at little Green Palm Inn, in beautiful Savannah’s Historic District. And, that’s precisely the cottage feel that innkeeper Diane McCray works diligently to share with each new bed and breakfast guest.
Refreshing service, charming ingenuity and personal attention shine through in the inn’s commissioned video (www.greenpalminn.com), The Softer Side of Historic Savannah. (TM) Innkeeper Diane McCray points out the great little spots and small adventures found in the visually- and culturally-rich downtown.
The video highlights downtown Savannah’s walking city – the village feel, a home cooked breakfast, the city’s “friendly folk, the grand ole churches and architecture, the lush squares and scenery, the fresh artisan foods at hometown restaurants. And, of course, the unexpected finds…. “ Viewers get to tag along with innkeeper Diane McCray on a typical day browsing about in one of America’s most admired cities.
“When Green Palm Inn guests choose to spend time and money with me, I want them to know firsthand the neighborly kind of visit they can experience, beginning on beautiful Greene Square,” says Diane McCray. “I am happy to recommend a refreshing Regency Salad at the artisan Harris Baking Co., and a chocolate stopover at the chic Lulu’s Chocolate Bar.”
“It’s the little places and friendly people that make Savannah such a unique vacation,” added McCray. The passionate innkeeper makes it her business to know where to discover the surprising little finds and last minute things to do – such as which great restaurants are offering a weekday or early dinner deal, or when there will be live music in the squares for lunch.
“I recently read that a business in New York City charges $99 for a day of recommendations, only recommendations for things to do. At Green Palm Inn, my recommendations are included in the room rate,” McCray adds.
“The rising number of boutique hotels highlights that travelers are choosing more intimate lodging spots, and are shying away from the big glass and steel hotels. I believe it’s the welcoming simplification, the charming at-home feel that makes even a mini-vacation so enjoyable for the breakfast inn guest. Executives come from all over the world and choose little Green Palm Inn,” marketing consultant Sandy Traub comments. “Little Green Palm Inn is so unassuming, yet it exudes just the right mix of gentle hominess, efficiency and sophistication that discerning travelers love.”
In the tough economy of 2009, some bed and breakfast inns sit empty for days. In contrast, even in August 2009’s low season, Diane McCray cannot take a day off because every day in August there are guests. “People are booking for October and February 2010, saying they know the inn is popular and they want to be sure to stay here,” shares the endearing innkeeper in disbelief. Her friends remind her that this is the payoff from her passion for excellence. Green Palm Inn guests are the beneficiaries, and at modest rates from $129/night.
“Life’s little pleasures are often the things we remember most, the things we write about in our journals,” McCray adds. “Little Green Palm Inn can be one of those little pleasures.”
Fodor’s travel guide agrees, calling the inn a “pleasing little discovery” and “a little gem of an inn.”
Green Palm Inn’s introductory video was directed by Savannah-based marketing executive Sandy Traub in cooperation Guy Smith, director of photography, Popcorn Octane LLC based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
ABOUT GREEN PALM INN
Green Palm Inn occupies a compact clapboard-sided, double folk Victorian house (ca. 1897). The family-owned 4-bedroom B&B in Savannah Georgia’s historic district exudes a calm, homey yet smart atmosphere, which Fodor’s calls “a little gem of an inn” and “pleasing little discovery.” Built just outside colonial Savannah’s President Street palisades — near colony’s eastern boundary (ca. 1733) of East Broad Street — the inn is paired appropriately with understated Greene Square, portraying an artful, picturesque, old world charm. The inn’s décor embraces Savannah’s British roots and subtropical ambiance dashed with palm motifs. The inn was featured in Diversions magazine (Spring 2009). Fodor’s Guide (September 2007) named Green Palm Inn on its short list of “Savannah and Charleston’s Best B&Bs & Inns.” In “A Quiet Refuge in the Heart of Savannah” American Eagle Latitudes (November/ December 2007) recommends the Inn — “Green Palm offers the best of Savannah as well as an escape from the crowded tourist scene….” 548 East President Street, Savannah GA USA 31401. Toll Free 888-606-9510 (within the USA) or international (01) 912-447-8901. Email firstname.lastname@example.org — www.greenpalminn.com.
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