Originally built as a cotton warehouse in 1859, the Riverside is located on historic River Street â€“ Savannahâ€™s number one tourist destination. With its solid brick exterior, stone ballast accents, exposed ceiling rafters and arched openings between bays, the Riverside has retained much of its historic charm.
Now a mixed-use property containing retail, restaurant and residential units, this five-story building is home to some of Savannahâ€™s most popular restaurants including Fiddlerâ€™s Crab House, the River House Seafood Restaurant and Cobblestone CafÃ©. Oceanside Resorts purchased the Riverside property in 2001. In November 2005, Oceanside sold the three upper floors which are currently being converted into a boutique hotel, The Cotton Sail Hotel. A luxury rooftop lounge and bar will be opened to Savannahâ€™s tourists and residents in the Fall of 2013.