JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA PROPERTY EST. 1887 • NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Nestled on a barrier island off the Georgia coast, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel opened in 1887 as a hunting retreat for America’s wealthiest families. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion until the onset of World War II when the property was abandoned. Restoration in 1986 revealed the club’s original beauty and elegance, qualities that exude in abundance from the leaded art glass, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From the lofty tower to the encircling verandas and original heart pine floors, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, and Morgans. In 2003, Jekyll Island Club Hotel was named one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Club was the site of the first transcontinental telephone call, which was placed by AT&T’s president Theodore Vail on January 25, 1915. CONVERTED RESORT CLASSIC SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR QUEEN ANNE AMENITIES 157 elegant and gracious guestrooms and suites. Concierge, private beach club, heated pool, fitness room, salon, day spa, mini golf, tennis, golf, croquet, charter fishing, biking, water park (seasonal), childcare services, horseback riding, carriage rides, kayaking, history tours, geocaching, and gift shops. DINING The Grand Dining Room offers fine dining and a famous Sunday brunch; Club Café, a bakery/deli, serves light fare in a casual setting; The Pool Bar and Grill and Beach Pavilion are open seasonally; and Courtyard at Crane serves up alfresco dining for lunch and dinner. Guests may relax and enjoy refreshing libations at the pub or the lobby bar. In-room dining is also available. LOCATION In the center of Jekyll’s historic district on the Intracoastal Waterway, 12 miles from Brunswick and Interstate 95. 60 minutes from Jacksonville, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia. Jacksonville Int’l Airport: 55 miles, 50 minutes. 371 Riverview Drive Jekyll Island, GA 31527 T 912.635.2600
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