Chanler Inn Named Top Cliffside Hotel in World by Departures Magazine
Monday, October 08, 2012
The luxury inn that sits perched at the beginning of Newport's Cliff Walk and overlooks First Beach and the Atlantic Ocean was the only American hotel on the picturesque A-list.
Departures points out the beauty--and irony--of the Cliff Walk. "The wealthy industrialists who populated Bellevue Avenue in Newport no doubt appreciated the sea breezes and views, but it was their vast employee base that really took in the panoramic splendor," says Departures' Adam McCulloch. "Staff members weren’t allowed on the main street, so the three-and-a-half-mile-long Cliff Walk (which backs the mansions) was developed as a servant path."
The Chanler, the only hotel on that "storied footpath" is a Civil War–era mansion built by former New York congressman John Winthrop Chanler. "Gourmet meals at the hotel’s Spiced Pear restaurant come with a side dish of attention-grabbing Atlantic Ocean vistas, while breakfast on the terrace offers a sweeping panorama of Easton’s Beach and a daily parade of runners soaking in the million-dollar views."
The Top 10
The Chanler shares worldwide cliff top props with the following international destinations:
Hotel Caruso Belvedere, Amalfi Coast
Aman Resort, Amankila, Bali,
Bulgari Resort, Uluwatu, Bali
Birkenhead House, Hermanus, South Africa
The Caves, Negril, Jamaica
Caesar Augustus, Capri
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Majorca, Spain
Villa Orsula, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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