Offering the closest riverfront rooms in town, this hotel is a study in modernity amid the history of River and Bay streets: the seven-story pinkish structure, built in 1981, has marble floors as well as the Hyatt trademarks from that era, including glass elevators and a towering atrium. Many rooms have balconies overlooking either the atrium or the Savannah River. Yes, there is a significant up-charge for river views, but, particularly by night, they're priceless. The
contemporary decor, including large leather club chairs, work desk and ergonomic chair, and flat-screen TV, is attractive. The Vu Lounge is an appealing spot to have a drink and watch the river traffic drift by. Windows Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch—choose the buffet or go à la carte. The client mix is about 50% groups, the other half leisure and business travelers, particularly on weekends.