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Midnight Auteur Announces Plans for First Boutique Hotel
The new cocktail-centric hospitality brand will launch Municipal Grand in Savannah next year

Words by: Stephanie Chen
Renderings courtesy of AAmp Studio

Midnight Auteur—a new hospitality company formed by the founders of cocktail bar Death & Co and the Ramble Hotel in Denver—has unveiled a first look at Municipal Grand, a luxury boutique hotel slated to open in Savannah, Georgia early next year.

Located on a vibrant corner in a 1960s structure that most recently served as the Broughton Municipal Building, Municipal Grand will feature 44 guestrooms, a lobby bar and restaurant, rooftop pool, and subterranean bar.

Envisioned by by AAmp Studio, Municipal Grand takes inspiration from the city’s lush gardens and the building’s midcentury design. Preserved terrazzo patterned floors and walnut wood paneling are paired with warm metal accents and columns clad with blue mosaic subway tile. A warm, welcoming atmosphere is further accentuated with soft elements, such as curved walls and arched openings.

Meanwhile, the hotel’s common spaces and F&B concepts are vibrant and transportive, layered with details that nod to both Brazilian and Finnish modernism. This design narrative carries through into the guestrooms, which reflect the inviting nature of Savannah.

“A remarkable hotel isn’t just a place to rest, it’s a gathering place in service to building a meaningful community,” says Midnight Auteur cofounder Alex Day. “That’s our vision at Municipal Grand. And while we’re excited to share our passion for hospitality and great food and beverage with Savannah, we’re equally excited for Municipal Grand to become ingrained in the city’s daily life, our offerings and approach evolving as we become a part of such a vibrant community.”

Midnight Auteur—led by Day, Ryan Diggins, and David Kaplan—manages the ownership, development, and operation of cocktail-anchored boutique hotels.


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