The Chatham Club derives its name from William Pitt, first Earl of Chatham (1708-1778). Educated at Eton and Oxford, Pitt entered Parliament in 1735. His gift of oratory and imposing appearance soon made him a leader in that body. As Prime Minister during the War of the Austrian Succession Pitt planned the expeditions, selected the commanders and raised the funds which in 1758 brought a succession of victories to Great Britain and raised that nation to a pinnacle of power.
In 1766 he accepted an earldom and became first Earl of Chatham. He was friendly to the cause of the American Colonies and supported the repeal of the Stamp Tax and opposed the harsh measures of the Government against the Colonies in 1774-75.
In recognition of his friendship to America, the people of Georgia in their Constitution (1777) named one of the seven counties Chatham County.
The Chatham Club, founded in 1968, is located on the 14th floor of the DeSoto Hilton Hotel situated in the center of the largest urban historical district in the United States. With a panoramic view of the historic district and the Savannah River, the Chatham Club has the added advantage of being one of the most established and most prestigious private clubs in Savannah.
Superb cuisine has long been the hallmark of the Club, complimented by the finest in gracious service. Our Main Dining Room is open each weekday for lunch and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner.
In addition to the Main Dining Room, The Chatham Club offers four private dining rooms. These rooms are decorated with fine furnishings and exquisite appointments to provide residential settings for intimate social gatherings, as well as high level business meetings.