Wrappy Hour charitable gift-wrapping, Holiday Stay Package, Special Cocktails and more coming this winter to the Newport Marriott. Newport RI - Newport Marriott is feeling the spirit of the season and guests and locals alike are invited to get in the festive mood with an array of cheerful activities, dining specials and guestroom packages. The hotel is celebrating its first holiday season after completing a grand transformation in the spring. Now, decked out for a coastal winter wonderland, the hotel invites visitors to spread cheer throughout December. Newport Marriotts downtown location and easy proximity to numerous shops, boutiques and popular sights make an ideal place for a holiday gift-shopping weekend away. December 1st marks the opening of the annual Christmas in Newport festival a month-long program that celebrates the non-commercial traditions of the holiday season. During this time, Newport Marriott joins the fun with three special offers and activities:

Wrappy Hour: Give and You Shall Receive

Every Friday & Saturday in December visit the Plank Bar at Newport Marriott between 4-6 pm for Wrappy Hour and have up to two gifts wrapped per person while enjoying a specialty cocktail from the Plank Bars prohibition-era theme, such as The Sidecar. Donations of $2 per wrapped gift are suggested and Newport Marriott will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Childrens Miracle Network.

Good Tidings & Cheers!

Newport Marriotts Executive Chef Eric Steinhauer is once again creating a masterpiece 16-foot Gingerbread Lighthouse that will be on display at the Newport Visitor Information Center next door to the hotel. Come view this jaw-dropping, mouthwatering holiday display beginning November 27th through January 1. The team devotes 100 hours to baking, building and decorating the lighthouse which includes 350 pounds of gluten-free, organic gingerbread (1600 bricks), 2,400 pieces of candy and giant lollipops, and 20 gallons of royal icing!

Stay, Eat and Be Merry

Starting from $164 per night includes: Stay for two in a Deluxe King room $20 dining credit to enjoy a warming cocktail or mocktail at Skiff Bar Breakfast buffet for two in MainSail Restaurant Promo Code: ZJL to book at newportmarriott.com Terms & Conditions: Rates are per room per night. Not available on waterview rooms. Valid: December 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, some blackout dates apply. F&B credit cannot be redeemed for cash. As part of the hotels transformation all 312 guest rooms and 8 suites are completely redesigned with immaculate detail. In the rooms, a color palette of cloud whites, soft sands and ocean blues is a relaxing welcome that leads to the striking focal point - a remarkable 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. Overlooking the Newport Marina, The Spa at Newport Marriott, which opened in 2009, offers a peaceful oasis with eight treatment rooms, a private relaxation lounge, and a full-service hair and nail salon. For more information, call 401-849-1000 or visit newportmarriott.com

ABOUT THE NEWPORT MARRIOTT

The Newport Marriott unveiled its completely renovated 320 rooms and suites, Greatroom lobby and new restaurant and bars in April 2015. The heart of historic downtown Newport located at 25 Americas Cup Avenue, the hotel is the gateway for guests to explore all the destination has to offer - from discovering unique shops, bistros and bars along Thames Street, to the classic landmarks of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and famous Gilded Age mansions. The largest hotel in Newport, the property offers exciting and versatile venues for weddings, meetings and local social gatherings with 20,695 sq-ft of function space. The Spa at Newport Marriott is the largest full-service spa in Newport and features an indoor saline pool, Whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, racquetball court, sundeck and more.