Three new hotels are opening in the Columbus area in the coming months. Hoteliers are banking on the new whitewater course through downtown and continued business related to Fort Benning to fill the roughly 300 new rooms.
Plans unveiled Thursday to the Savannah’s Historic District Board of Review would place a hotel, four retail buildings and a 500-space parking garage on more than 4 acres of waterfront property formerly used by Georgia Power on the east end of downtown.
Chatham County Commissioners are going forward with more study of a proposed hotel on Hutchinson Island. The hotel would be next to Savannah's waterfront convention center and could get some public financing. County officials say, private companies won't build the hotel without some kind of public support.
A running event in Savannah is on pace to become Georgia's largest marathon and half-marathon. A spokesman for the national Rock 'n Roll Marathon group says, 20,000 people so far have registered for the November event. The spokesman says the running event is expected to sell-out at 23,000 people.