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.
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!
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?
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!
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.