Mayor Van Johnson has signed an enhanced emergency declaration ordering all people living in the City of Savannah to shelter at home, and closing all non-essential businesses in the city. In an effort to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), as well as for the health and well-being of our team members, guests and beloved community, we have made the difficult decision to stop taking reservations at this time at The Alida. Please check back for updates. Our Top Priority – Our Guests: COVID-19 update and cancellation policy.

History

Affectionately known as the Hostess City of the South, Savannah has long been celebrated for its antebellum architecture, mossy oaks, and rich heritage.

 

Along the languid Savannah River, mere miles from its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean, the city developed in the 18th and 19th centuries as a major port on the Eastern Seaboard. As development boomed in the 20th century, many plans called for historic buildings to be demolished. That hundreds of landmarked structures stand today is, in large part, thanks to one woman—and our namesake—Alida Harper Fowlkes. Born in 1908, she was an entrepreneurial Savannah woman who worked tirelessly to preserve the city’s architecture and promote commerce and culture in the 20th-century South. Bold, self-made, and decades ahead of her time, Alida cultivated Savannah’s unmistakable creativity.

 

Today, the Riverfront’s collection of centuries-old cobblestone roads and former cotton warehouses has transitioned into one of the most exciting destinations in the city, attracting world-class chefs and artists, shop owners and gallerists with its old-meets-new urban aesthetic.

 

Anchoring the revitalized stretch of riverfront, The Alida is more than just a hotel. It’s an introduction to Savannah’s distinct culture — a harmonious mix of legacy and enterprise—and a new generation of Alidas making, crafting, building, designing and continuing to reclaim and reimagine the Riverfront.