ASTORS,  MORGANS,  ROCKEFELLERS,  VANDERBILTS:
 
Collectively one sixth of the world's wealth at the time of the Hotel’s opening in 1887.
  
Club Hotel: On a barrier reef off the coast of Georgia.
  
“Once the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world."
- Munsey's Magazine, 1904
  
A collective venture designed as a hunting retreat and Getaway for America’s elite.  Here, they wintered in absolute splendor and privacy until the onset of  World War Two.  The club was revived and restored to its original elegance in 1986.
  
Accommodations:
134 guest rooms and suites with exquisite, ornate Rumford fireplaces,  reminiscent of the Victorian charm of rooms once occupied by these “oh so famous” Celebrities.  Unspoiled atmosphere reigns from the lofty tower to the encircling verandahs, to the original heartwood pine floors and rich accents of leaded glass and decorative woodwork.   Many rooms have whirlpool tubs.
  
Features:
Private beach club, heated pool, indoor/outdoor tennis; 63 holes of golf, lawn games, deep-sea fishing, biking, historic tours, and elegant boutiques.  Outstanding cuisine from the Grand Dining Room to the bakery and delicatessen, to café, pub, and Sunday brunch.
 
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