The primary reasons for the hotel’s popularity and success was the
exclusive, secluded location and the discriminating manner of Rosamond Borde.
finally ended in December of the same year the hotel opened, and
later, expansion dramatically occurred in the 1950's, as
to develop into a major metropolitan city. It was during this decade
the Georgian was sold and refurbished.
remained a favorite vacation residence for the new era of jet setting
Americans and Europeans. In the Spring of 2000, a $2 million
renovation was completed which included the addition of numerous
elegant amenities to the Georgian’s guest rooms, lobby, hallways and
old hotel is surrounded by modern office buildings rather than
pristine forests, but still continues to attract
celebrities such as Oliver Stone, Robert DeNiro and Arnold
according to legend, it continues to play host to a number of other
unearthly guests, whether they be famous or infamous. In the
hotel’s Speakeasy Restaurant, both staff and guests have reported a
number of strange phenomena over the years. At many times when
the restaurant is completely empty, employees have heard loud sighs,
gasps and have been startled by a disembodied voice who greets them
with, "Good Morning.” At other times the sounds of running
footsteps are heard throughout the restaurant when no one is there and
a number of transparent apparitions have been seen.
So, perhaps if you stop to have a libation
at the Speakeasy you’ll bump into none other than Robert DeNiro if
you’re lucky, and if you’re not, you might "bump” into an unearthly
presence for which you cannot see.
At any rate, it should be a fun look around at
this vintage hotel, officially recognized by the City of
as a historical landmark.
of America, updated January 2015.