Thunderbird Inn Takes Two Telly Awards

Telly Silver Award Logo 2012

2012 Telly Silver Award for Thunderbird Inn's "Dog Days In Historic Savannah"

We don’t have a red carpet – but if we did, we’d be walking it! Two videos produced for the Thunderbird Inn have received two prestigious Telly Awards. See, we’ve been telling you we were “the hippest hotel in Savannah”!

The Telly Awards are not a household name, unless you are in a business that involves producing or running commercial or Internet video. But within that large and growing industry, the Telly is the top! Continue reading

Retro Savannah: Enjoy History Of A More Recent Vintage!

Art "The Beagles" at Hon Gallery | Photo (c) Thunderbird Inn / Tim Nealon

Labradoodle goes to Hon Gallery. Notice "The Beagles" art? A nod the Swinging Sixties on our retro, dog-friendly Savannah visit to Hon Gallery in City Market. Photo (c) Thunderbird Inn / Tim Nealon.

Savannah is a city known for her history – but who says history has to be ancient to be history? In 2010, the Thunderbird Inn – “The hippest hotel in Savannah” ™ – made the National Register of Historic Places, representing the classic roadside motel of the 1960s. Gas was cheap, cars were big and Americans were mobile. The nuclear family of those Cold War years parked its station wagon outside classic motels like the Thunderbird and enjoyed the traditional American vacation.

The Thunderbird was built in 1964, which lands it in the middle of one of the most creative, memorable and, yes, historic decades of the past century. The Civil Rights Movement, the space race, the Beatles, the mini-skirt, the Pill … oh, it was quite a decade! Continue reading

Thunderbird Inn Pet-friendly hotel in Savannah Introduces Year Around "Dog Days in Savannah" Travel Video and Pet-friendly Historic District

Shaded landscapes, outdoor cafes, easy-flowing hospitality, and welcoming pet lodging are part of the pet-friendly appeal in the Landmark Savannah Historic District. An enthusiastic sponsor to the 2010 Savannah Wiener Dog Races (October 2, 2010, during Oktoberfest on the Savannah Riverfront), Thunderbird Inn’s pet-friendly Savannah hotel / motel / inn launches a new 3-minute video – “Dog Days in Savannah”.

SAVANNAH Georgia (August 2, 2010) – World-famous Savannah is a dog-loving town! One only needs to watch a newly released 3-minute video — “Dog Days in Savannah” — to tap into the fun-loving southern city that is getting less private about being pet-friendly.

Southern travelers are discovering the pet-friendly city that boasts public dog bowls in its most pristine public places — Troupe Square, Forsyth Park and Ellis Square. Even on a rainy day in Ellis Square, the camera captures pedigreed and rescue pups paw-to-paw and tail-to-tail enjoying Ellis Square in the Landmark Savannah Historic District. Continue reading

May in Savannah: 1950s – 1960s Retro America All Over!

When one looks at the line of May events in Savannah, it’s impossible to miss that the retro spirit is alive and well in Savannah, GA:

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Introducing Thunderbird Inn’s Historic Savannah Neighborhood

Located in the former rice fields and farm lands of Colonial Savannah, Thunderbird Inn’s reviving entertainment neighborhood in the west Savannah Historic District is often overlooked. We are working to change that.

In the era of railroads, West Broad Street (now Martin Luther King Boulevard) was the entertainment center and transportation center of Savannah. We want to introduce you to amazing places that may otherwise be missed on a trip to Savannah … right off I-16 or arriving to Savannah via U.S. Highway 17 across the Savannah River and Talmadge Bridge –

The Savannah College of Art and Design Museum. The Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies is at the heart of The SCAD Museum of Art. In the spring of 2010, Andy Warhol was on exhibit. Admission is free.

Ships of the Sea Museum. Showcasing the largest private garden in the Savannah Historic District, the museum’s colleciton of historical ships include a model of the S.S. Savannah. This first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean is at the root of Maritime Day, celebrated annually. In 2010 its May 22. Book signings, lectures, and world music are highlight events to check out.

SCAD’s Mandanaro Theatre. Performing Arts students attending The Savannah College of Design (SCAD) present student productions at the Mandanaro Theateer (150-seats at Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) Check the SCAD box off for theatrical production dates and time. Repurposing vintage Savannah buildings, Crites Hall was built in 1908. The 39,740-square-foot facility that formerly housed offices and storage space for Kahn & Co., a national linen distributor.

The Distillery Savannah. In 1904, the “Kentucky Distilling Co.,” opened the doors at today’s Distillery location — 416 West Liberty Street, just off MLK Jr. Blvd. Craft brew beer, silent movies and tales of Prohibition are highlights. Sign up for their mailing list here.

Stay tuned … and plan to stay with us soon! We’ll keep introducing you to more of Savannah grand retro places, often overlooked and immensely enjoyed off Savannah’s beaten path.

Please, let us know how we may assist, anytime! – info@thethunderbirdinn.com