Celebrate the Centennial of Savannah-born Songwriter Johnny Mercer at Savannah’s Presidents’ Quarters Inn.
Savannah, GA (October 21, 2009) -- In Savannah, there’s always something to sing about. In 2009, the whole city is singing the praises of Savannah’s songwriting legend Johnny Mercer, born in Savannah on November 18, 1909.
During his lifetime, Mercer wrote hundreds of classics, including Academy Award(R) winning songs “Moon River” and “Days of Wine and Roses.”
With his genteel drawl and gap toothed smile, Mercer told a story in every verse. He performed many songs himself, and his work was recorded by musical legends like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Margaret Whiting, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne.
This fall, walk through the “Autumn Leaves” of historic Savannah, as suggested by the title of Mercer’s famous tune. What better way to describe Savannah than through the songs of Johnny Mercer? And, what better place to experience Mercer’s Savannah and celebrate his legacy than at Presidents’ Quarters Inn on historic Oglethorpe Square?
At Presidents’ Quarters Inn, our luxury Savannah bed and breakfast experience will give you something to sing about. Visit Savannah from now through the end of the year and join Savannahians as they celebrate Mercer’s musical legacy.
Mercer-themed concerts and events fill Savannah’s late fall calendar [http://www.johnnymercercentennial.com/jmcc_calendar.html], including a concert by The Friends of Johnny Mercer, featuring cabaret singer Marlene van Planck, on Sunday, November 15 (2PM). The free concert is being held—where else?—at Savannah’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. The Johnny Mercer Centennial's highlight event takes place on November 18, 2009 (Noon to 1PM, when the Johnny Mercer bronze statue will be unveiled in Savannah's new Ellis Square.
Presidents’ Quarters’ twin 19th century mansions overlook historic Oglethorpe Square, blocks from the venues for several Mercer-related events. Sleep in luxury and comfort “All Through the Night” in one of our 16 overly-spacious rooms and suites. Presidents’ Quarters Inn was voted the best Romantic Inn/Bed and Breakfast in 2008 and 2009 by local readers of Savannah Magazine.
Presidents’ Quarters offers convenient on-site parking. Before dinner, relax with a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres in our courtyard. Delight in a made-to-order breakfast entrée in the parlor. These are a few of the amenities for Presidents’ Quarters Inn’s guests, provided as part of the room rate, with no “Blues in the Night” caused by hidden extra fees.
At Presidents’ Quarters Inn we “Ac-cen-Tchu-ate the Positive” with great values on every patriotic holiday, and on the birthdays of the 16 presidents who visited Savannah during their lifetimes. November and December include four patriotic days, when guests can book that holiday and stay an additional night, either before or after, for half off the room rate. Or book the Woodrow Wilson Room on December 28 (President Wilson’s birthday) and enjoy the same before-or-after room rate discount.
Plan your fall trip to Savannah with lodging at Presidents’ Quarters Inn, and see why everyone’s singing our praises. “You’re in Savannah,” the place Johnny Mercer loved to call home.
You’ll agree with Johnny Mercer that Savannah is “Too Marvelous for Words.”
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ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS' QUARTERS INN.
The Presidents’ Quarters Inn is a Bed and Breakfast Inn featuring 16 overly-spacious rooms and suites overlooking Oglethorpe Square in the heart of Savannah, Georgia’s downtown Landmark Historic District, just blocks from Savannah’s best dining and shopping. The inn, housed in twin 1855 mansions, marries 21st century amenities with old world elegance. A shaded courtyard, free on-site parking, balconies and private entrances at street level, wireless access, and complimentary afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres assure an extraordinary Savannah experience for every guest.
The owner of President’s Quarters Inn is a lifelong, fourth generation Savannahian; the innkeeper has 13 years of experience owning and managing luxury inns in Savannah. Their goal is to share the “real” Savannah with every guest. Presidents’ Quarters Inn is featured in Southern Living (2009), Delta SKY (2007), Travel Girl Magazine (2008), Fodor's short list of Savannah and Charleston’s Best B&Bs & Inns (2007), and was chosen Savannah’s Best Bed and Breakfast Inn by readers of Savannah Magazine (2008 and 2009.) This is Savannah!sm
The Presidents’ Quarters Inn. 225 East President Street on Oglethorpe Square, Savannah, Georgia 31401. Telephone 912 / 233-1600 or USA Toll Free 800 / 233-1776, FAX 912-238-0849. Email email@example.com and on the Web www.presidentsquarters.com
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