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Here are five words we think describe the style of The Cloister, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel located just off the Georgia coast:
1. Historic. Although The Cloister has undergone a number of aesthetic changes since it first opened in 1928, the same family-friendly values and dedication to top-notch service the hotel had more than 80 years ago are still intact today. The luxury hotel continues to make history — it hosted the G8 Summit in 2004 with leaders like George Bush and Tony Blair. It’s also home to the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa and restaurant in the state.
2. Natural. Bordered by the Black Banks River and Atlantic Ocean, the Sea Island hotel is surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, including live oak trees first planted by former president Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to commemorate visits by presidents and royals to the island.
3. Mediterranean. This Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s Mediterranean-style architecture is enhanced by archways, white pillars and clay-tiled roofs throughout the property. Rooms have authentic Turkish carpets on hardwood floors, wood-beam ceilings, dark wood furniture and ornate, rich fabrics. The remote villa-like feel is perfectly in line with its island location.
4. Elegant. The Mediterranean décor gives the Sea Island hotel an elegant vibe. The white three-story atrium lobby has large black wrought-iron chandeliers hanging from the exposed beam ceiling, and large Turkish rugs hold seating areas with different sofas and armchairs that share the same forest green and muted red-pink palette, and tables carry picture books like Valentino: Themes and Variations. Lanterns dot the walls, and plants — ranging from potted moss to tall palms — breathe life into the refined space.
5. Comfortable. You’ll have no trouble unwinding during your stay. Spacious guest rooms are decked out with all the necessities to put you at ease, including pale-green overstuffed tufted chairs with matching ottomans, living spaces with ivory sofas and pastel-green padded armchairs, deep-soaking tubs and sizeable patios or balconies.
The Cloister offers a playful and full-of-adventure environment where guests enjoy genuine hospitality and opportunities to explore, be invigorated and return with family and friends.