Image Hotels Groundbreaking for Courtyard by Marriott

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb and local officials welcomed the city’s newest hotel and the latest Marriott prototype during Image Hotels’ groundbreaking ceremony.  A leading hotel management and development company based in Pooler, Image Hotels is building a four-story, 120-room Courtyard by Marriott at 419 Pooler Parkway, just minutes from the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport and Tanger Outlet Mall.

“It’s very important to have meeting space for businesses like Gulfstream as well as for leisure travelers,” Mayor Lamb said today, adding “I’ve been talking to Kal Patel and his group at Image Hotels for a while about this hotel and I look forward to them bringing the Courtyard here.” Scheduled to open in September 2018, the new Courtyard by Marriott will have 6,820 feet of banquet and event space. The space includes 4,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 175 people.

Today’s announcement is also a success story, Image Hotels President / CEO Kal Patel explained, noting that “Image Hotels began 39 years ago as an independent, 12-room ‘Mom and Pop’ operation and now has hotels in two states operating under brands such as Marriott.” The Courtyard Pooler/Savannah Airport will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Image Pooler, LLC and managed by Image Hotels, Inc. with opening scheduled for September 2018.

Located in the rapidly-growing retail corridor of Pooler, the Courtyard Pooler/Savannah Airport will offer convenient access to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah’s famed historic district, Hilton Head Island and the Tanger Outlet Mall. The hotel will also be in walking distance to numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

In addition to extensive meeting space, the new hotel will include such amenities as a fitness center, guest laundry, a business center, and the Bistro restaurant, The Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks and beverages. The hotel will offer Courtyard’s latest generation in design and feature the exclusive Courtyard GoBoard, a 52-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information.