(SAVANNAH, GA) The Promenade Savannah, formerly known as the Best Western Savannah Historic District, is in its first stages of a complete building renovation. As the first phase is completed, 44 rooms will be demolished, leaving nightstands, chairs and other hotel items available for needy organizations.
"We wanted to donate the items to an organization that could put them to good use in our community,” the Promenade’s General Manager Jeff Fouste said.
Reverend Jim Lewis the Executive Director of the Old Savannah City Mission said he plans to use the donation to furnish eight bedrooms and a living room in a new facility. He called the donation "ironic" because the furniture is coming at such an opportune time. Lewis said the organization will soon be providing a home for 14 students enrolling in the Fresh Start Division of the Mission’s Urban Training Institute. 
"When I signed the lease we did not have any furniture to go in the new facility, nor did we have the funds to purchase them.  I did sense an assurance that the furnishings would come…what a delightful surprise.  This is one of those times when God answers before you ask," said Lewis.
Surrounded by the historic district’s languid and beautifully shaded squares, the hotel, located at 412 W. Bay Street, hopes to continue donations throughout the renovation period.
The first phase of the hotel’s rejuvenation included the addition of an elevator. The second phase, scheduled to begin November 26, is focused on the enhancement of the guest rooms. Each room will receive a full bathroom remodel, to include granite counter tops, new tubs and showers as well as spa-quality soaps, shampoos, lotions and linens. In addition, all rooms will receive new carpeting, a crisp new bedding package, new furniture and a 32-inch LCD television.
The Promenade Savannah is a unique hotel surrounded by the Savannah College of Art and Design, City Market, River Street and Paula Deen’s Lady & Sons restaurant. Whether you’re visiting relatives or touring the city, the Promenade offers affordable rooms, elder-care, AARP and AAA discounts and a motor coach park.   
To learn more about the Promenade Savannah, log on to www.promenadesavannah.com
or call 912-233-1011.

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