Hotel Tybee

Posted By Charissa / January 29, 2013 / , , , , , , , / 1 Comment

Are you a fan of Tybee Island? Harry Spirides’ novel, Hotel Tybee, will take you on a journey in time when Daniel Purse bought most of the island with the intention of transforming it into a seaside resort destination. In the 1880s, there were no roads to the island so Purse built a railroad connecting Tybee to Savannah. Thousands of new tourists began flocking to Tybee’s beautiful beaches, though most could not stay because of the lack of good choices in lodging. Seizing on this amazing opportunity, Herman Myers,the Savannah National Bank President and future mayor of Savannah, constructed Hotel Tybee. Hotel Tybee was to become one of the finest resort destinations in the country and enjoyed a rich and colorful history. Mr. Spirides is putting all the profits from his book back into the Tybee Community and donating them to the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater. If you would like to read about how hurricanes, wars, a riot, murder, Prohibition, and the Great Depression affected Tybee Island, link here at to order your copy now!!




One Comment

  • speakyourmind1218
    March 26, 2020 at 4:24 am

    The book looks interesting because Tybee Island is one of my dream destination since I learned about it at years ago. Though we are in home quarantine these past few days, I know that this too shall pass. I hope everything will be back to how it used to be. I’m actually looking for hotels near Tybee Island and hope that I can go there by the last quarter of the year. In the meantime, I’m gonna read the book. Thanks for sharing.

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