Newport, Rhode Island, USA

by Tuesday, March 7, 2017


The gorgeously modern yet plush Gilded, a Lark Hotels property, is located in Newport, between Boston and New York, in the New England state of Rhode Island. Aussies know Newport for the America’s Cup but locals go there for ‘Gilded Age’ mansions like The Breakers, an 1895 Renaissance-style mansion-now-museum which was summer home to the Vanderbilts. Gilded’s Mike Guillen and Heather Beckman help us get to know their boutique-style hotel and Newport inside and out…

Gilded Managers

Mike Guillen and Heather Beckman

 

Your most popular request…

The most popular request is “Who makes the butterfly wallpaper in the lobby and how can we purchase it?”. The answer is Osborne & Little and yes, they list it online.

Your favorite locale when enjoying a day off…
We love to take our dog for a walk out at Fort Adams. It offers a fantastic view of the Newport and Jamestown shorelines.

Best coffee…
At Gilded, of course! We start our days early so we take our coffee pretty seriously. We offer Dave’s Coffee, which is a Rhode Island craft coffee roaster beloved to locals.

Where must we go for lunch…
Winner Winner – excellent BYOB spot with honey rosemary fried chicken, homemade biscuits, and fantastic sides. Eat in or pick it up to go for a picnic. If you are in a the mood for a burger instead, their sister restaurant Mission is a great option.

Queen Suite_Gilded 2It’s a rainy day outside but we want to explore, what shall we do…
See how the other half lived and tour the mansions. Buy a two-house ticket and wander through The Breakers and The Elms – be sure to add on the special “Beneath the Breakers” and “Servants Life” tours for a behind the scenes peak into these amazing residences.

What is an absolute must-do or must-see before leaving your city…

The Cliff Walk. Breathtaking ocean views, beautiful wildflowers, and fresh ocean breezes. Gorgeous nature scenes side by side with some of Newport’s most stunning architecture.

What you love about your hotel…
There are so many things it is hard to pick just one but you know what they say, location, location, location! We love how centrally located we are to all of the shops, restaurants, and things to do but we still enjoy the peace and quiet of a quaint historic neighbourhood.

Gilded_Billiards RoomIs there anything else we should know about when visiting your city…
Newport is known as ‘the sailing capital of the world’ and a great place to walk the wharves and be an armchair captain. From America’s Cup sailboats to yachts, houseboats, and kayaks, there is something for everyone to dream about calling their own.

 

To find out more about the Gilded, or to book, click here.

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