Fall 2019 Scoop: Lodging

New Lodging

Paws on Pelham: Newport's debut dog-centric inn has opened in the heart of Newport's Historic Hill neighborhood – ideal for exploring all of our destination’s dog-welcoming hotspots. Each of the 13 guest rooms feature an en suite bathroom, king or queen bed(s) for the humans and a whimsical dog bed for your pup. A "Grab & Go" breakfast is available each morning for guests to take on their day of adventure with their four-legged friend. Designed with you and your pooch in mind (does not charge a dog fee). 96 Pelham Street, Newport.

New Packages

The Ultimate Tennis Experience: The Chanler and the International Tennis Hall of Fame have partnered to create this new package that includes overnight accommodations, a private tour of the HOF museum and grounds, a 60-minute tennis match, a swag bag and more. For full details: thechanler.com/getaway-packages/the-ultimate-tennis-experience

Capture the Moment: The Chanler is offering this package which includes overnight accommodations, 90-minutes with your own private photographer, 10 digital images, complimentary house car service to and from an off-site location within 1.5 miles of The Chanler, an online photo gallery to share with friends and family and additional options. For full details: thechanler.com/getaway-packages/capture-the-moment

Plunge Into The Newport: Newport is famous for its first-of-the-year Polar Bear Plunge into the sea at Easton’s Beach. The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina is offering the “Plunge Into The Newport” package featuring a city-view overnight guest room with early check-in, welcome amenity, a Hot Toddy upon arrival and $40 dinner voucher for Saltwater restaurant on-site. Package starts at $119 for two guests and is valid January 1, 2020 only. For full details: https://www.newporthotel.com/specials-and-packages.htm

Lodging Updates

Construction on both The Hammetts Wharf Hotel and The Brenton Hotel, both on Newport’s waterfront, is an impressive sight to see as these two new properties (84 rooms and 57 rooms, respectively) are sprinting toward their projected spring 2020 openings.

The Howard Johnson is in the midst of a major renovation of their 115 guestrooms with a contemporary coastal design to complement the new look and feel of the hotel's lobby and meeting spaces. Rooms are expected to be completed by spring 2020. The property has been nationally recognized by the Howard Johnson Brand as an award-winning hotel for 10 years straight and has earned the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the past 10 years. It has been owned by the same family for 50 years.

Currently open as The Mainstay, The Wayfinder Hotel will debut in the spring of 2020 with its 197 oversized guest rooms and 17 suites (with a separate sitting area and wet bar) revealing a floor to ceiling renovation designed by Reunion Goods & Services. Dining and entertainment will include a new full-service restaurant under the leadership that also owns popular Newport restaurants Mission, TSK and Winner Winner; an extensive in-room dining menu, a solarium serving a full menu and cocktails, and live music and dining poolside. Meeting spaces include a 2100 sq. ft. private banquet room, 900 sq. ft. private conference room with a terrace and the 800 sq. ft. semi-private solarium.