The Dresser Palmer House
Jeff Notrica — Owner
Jeff is an Atlanta native who, captivated by its people, quality of life and southern charm, moved to Savannah several years ago. Owning a contiguous property, Jeff bought the Dresser Palmer House in 2004 when it became available. Having owned a small inn in Atlanta, Jeff takes a very active role in the day to day operations of the Dresser Palmer House. Don’t be surprised to see him checking you in when you arrive or fixing drinks at the evening social.
Shannon Romine — General Manager
Shannon is a recent addition to the Dresser Palmer House family. She has been living in Savannah for fifteen years and currently lives in another of Savannah’s historic houses, just down the street from the Dresser Palmer House. Shannon has twenty-five years of experience in the food and beverage and hospitality industry. She is responsible for the day to day operation of the inn, including cooking, event staging and coordination. Shannon is the voice you will hear on the phone, the concierge who will help you plan your vacation and our local history and food expert.
Jonathan Piorier — Drayton Glass Works
Jonathan Piorier trained for three years at Transjö Hytta, a “laboratory for glass” in the southern heartland of the Swedish glass factories. He has worked and taught at Haystack, Penland and the world renowned Pilchuck glass school. In 2001 Jon moved to Savannah and opened Drayton Glass Works, Savannah’s only hot glass studio. Visit
The Dresser Palmer House is proud to offer their guests the opportunity to learn the Art of Glassblowing with Jon Piorier. draytonglassworks.com
Reed & Barton — Fine Tableware and Giftware
Founded in 1824, Reed & Barton enjoys a reputation as one of the country’s foremost marketers of fine tableware and giftware. Recognized for design excellence and the highest quality workmanship, Reed & Barton offers an array of exceptional products that satisfy a broad range of tastes. Today the Reed & Barton name graces fine flatware, dinnerware, crystal, giftware, and picture frames, as well as a wide variety of expertly-made handcrafted flatware and jewelry chests.
Through our special relationship with Reed & Barton, The Dresser Palmer House proudly offers its guest the opportunity to commemorate their vacation, wedding or event with specially engraved Reed & Barton products. Visit reedandbarton.com
Motorini — Scooter Dealer
Motorini is Savannah’s first and only authorized Vespa and Piaggio scooter dealer, owned and operated by true Vespa enthusiasts. We hope to share the fun and convenience of riding a Vespa throughout Savannah, Tybee Island, and the rest of the low country to the people. There’s never been a better time to ride! Even the city of Savannah is offering free parking to riders to help encourage people to get out of their cars and onto scooters. It’s the perfect solution for vacationers, business people, and everyone who wants to save money and explore our city in the way it was meant to be seen.
The Dresser Palmer House’s sister business, Motorini, offers our guests a fun, unique, cost effective and environmentally friendly way to get around Savannah. Visit vespasavannah.com
Leoci’s Trattoria — Executive Chef
Opened in late 2009, Leoci’s Trattoria offers a unique menu of back-to-basics Italian cuisine boasting fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, brick-oven pizzas, enticing entrees and an extensive wine list. Treat yourself to a stylish, friendly atmosphere and a delicious culinary experience unparalleled anywhere in Savannah.
Though his career has taken him all over the globe and into some of the world’s best restaurants, Chef Roberto Leoci has never lost sight of the goal that long-ago inspired his culinary career: to introduce an innovative world cuisine experience for diners to enjoy. “Leoci’s is exactly what I would like every restaurant to be,” explains the chef. “Fresh ingredients, tasty food, good atmosphere and solid consistency.” Today, Chef Roberto Leoci may be found at Leoci’s Trattoria or at The Dresser Palmer House, where is continued passion for fine dining has led him to become the Executive Chef.
The Dresser Palmer House’s special relationship with Chef Leoci and Leoci’s Trattoria allows us to offer our guests a unique dining experience just around the corner or elegant catering for their wedding or event. Visit leocis.com