Three Newport hotels get a brand new makeover. The Newly Transformed Newport Marriott | Seaside Sophistication Last month, an entirely re-imagined Newport Marriott revealed its $35 million renovation. Located in the heart of this culture-rich, seaside destination, the transformation included all 320 rooms and suites, common areas and function spaces. As guests enter the hotel, a chandelier sparkles like sunlight on water. The new Marriott Greatroom lobby is a lively and inviting place for guests to work, socialize and relax in a setting that feels decidedly coastal a concentric rope garden creates an intimate seating area while water features lend sound and light to the airy atrium. In the guestrooms, a seaside color palette of cloud whites, soft sands and ocean blues is a relaxing welcome that leads to the striking focal point a remarkable backlit sail that stretches the entire length of the boat decking-inspired headboard wall. Furnishings are precisely crafted, with the best metals and leather finishes, evoking the environs of a fine yacht. Completely connected yet discreetly wired, the rooms have all the technology must-haves from bedside outlets and USB ports to Wi-Fi and 55 wall-mounted HDTVs. A new restaurant, Mainsail, and two bars provide a perfect perch for enjoying the Newport scene. The 98-seat restaurant serves a dock-to-table local seafood menu and gives guests a front row harbor view in floor-to-ceiling windows. Creative yet familiar small plates are available at two bars: a 58-seat restaurant bar, The Skiff, with spectacular water views that extends to a 57-seat new outdoor bar terrace (which will open in late May) overlooking the yachts and sailboats in Newport Harbor. A second bar in the lobby, The Plank, will include a sculptural reference to those prohibition-era Rhode Islanders who went to extreme lengths to enjoy their libations. The 4,500-square-foot Spa at Newport Marriott, which opened in 2009, is the largest in Newport. It offers eight treatment rooms, a private relaxation lounge, as well as a hair and nail salon. Also available is a 10,000 square foot health club, with indoor saline swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, racquetball courts, state-of-the-art fitness room and seasonal roof deck. Business traveler? Click here [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" ids="997,996,995"] The Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa | A Change of Scenery The Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa located on Goat Island recently unveiled stunning new hotel guestrooms with a grand lobby to match. The $9 million renovation includes a makeover of the property's 257 guestrooms and suites to complement the updated lobby and public areas. The restyled rooms, envisioned by the award winning Moncur Design Associates of Toronto, now encompass a nautical feel and exceptional function to enhance the guest experience. The top-to-bottom improvements included the redesign of the bedrooms with a contemporary, coastal chic aesthetic accented in colors of blues and greys. The rooms feature new lighting fixtures and furnishings including couches, chairs, carpeting and wall treatments. The renovation also includes a transformation of the lobby's Five33 Lounge. From the moment of check in, guests will be welcomed by an inviting atmosphere and beautiful water views. The lobby will include welcoming updates including new furniture, carpeting and dcor. These new enhancements will allow guests to enjoy their own vibrant island retreat as they relax and enjoy the breathtaking water views of the Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay. For more details, click here. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" ids="1806,1807,1808,1809,1810"] Gilded Hotel | A Take on the Gilded Age Gilded Hotel recently opened their freshly painted Brinley Street doors to guests in early May. With a clever twist on a Golden Age, the boutique property fuses the bejeweled decadence of the Gilded Age with quaint, modern-day charm. Upon entering the property, guests are immediately transported to a time of opulence. Themes and inspiration from rococo, beaux arts and other trending styles from the era, chosen by award-winning interior designer Rachel Reider, are evident throughout the property as chic vibrant colors dress the walls while gold accent pieces and bold patterns greet you at every turn. Combine the opulent decor with the hotels array of leisure activities synonymous with the glittering Gilded era and the result is a surely unique one. Visit the billiards room boasting a black velvet and white lacquer pool table, or enjoy a tranquil afternoon in the secluded courtyard complete with a croquet practice court (because whats a Gilded Age hotel without a croquet offering?) While the decor elements indeed teleport guests back to the Gilded Age, modernity is not completely lost. Each room provides contemporary amenities including an LED Smart TV, iPhone/iPod docking station and iPad in each room (and WiFi, of course). For more details, click here. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" ids="1416,1414,1413,1412,1418"]