Popular Retro Hotel Mascot, George Monk Sock Monkey, at Thunderbird Inn Savannah USA

Allow us to introduce George Monk, our retro hotel mascot and one of the hard-working staff members here at the Thunderbird Inn, the hippest hotel in Savannah, Georgia USA.

Retro Savannah hotel mascot George Monk at River Street Sweets Savannah GA | Photo (c) 2011 Thunderbird Inn / Tim Nealon

Hotel mascot, George Monk at River Street Sweets, Savannah GA downtown

George serves as the Thunderbird’s official ambassador. Sometimes he hangs around our office, assisting with hotel bookings and supervising the popping of fresh popcorn to welcome Thunderbird guests. He seldom misses our breakfasts, either, when we set out hot coffee and Krispy Kreme® donuts, and he frequently offers to help us put out the MoonPies® we put on each guest’s pillow at night. No wonder he’s always stuffed!

How Retro Can You Go-Go in the American South?

Retro hotel in Savannah Georgia visits dog friendly art gallery

Retro hotel's pet lover visits Savannah City Market retro art gallery that is pet-friendly, too!

In the American South, how retro can you go on a single vacation? Without a functioning time machine, what wonderful amenities from the traveling past can you experience for the first time, rediscover with delight, or introduce your children to?

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Savannah Fun Facts from Fun-Loving Thunderbird Inn Retro Hotel

Beer on the Street in Savannah GA | Hidleborg / Flickr Common Use License | Open Container Law

To-go cup required to drink beer on Savannah historic district streets

In the Savannah, Georgia, the “to-go” cup is legendary. The open container laws prohibit the existence of open containers of alcohol in public (on the streets) [Savannah City Code Section 6-1215]. In the Savannah Historic District downtown, city law allows possession and consumption on the street of one alcoholic beverage in an open plastic container of not more than 16 ounces — the “to-go” cup!

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Retro Savannah Hotel’s Terrific, Modern Savannah Pace

Some businesses choose to keep pace. Others want to set a smashing pace. The Thunderbird Inn’s marketing team, lead by General Manager Mark Thomas and Marketing Executive Sandy Traub, decided to quicken the inn’s marketing pace in 2008, and have not stopped! In August 2011 the national newsletter pacesetters, MYEMMA points to the inn’s social media genius using Facebook.

http://myemma.com/blog/2011/08/19/love-trading-facebook-real-estate-gain-audience-exposure-grow-email-list/