The Vanderbilt Grace Opens in Newport

Friday, April 15, 2011


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The luxury hotel market in Rhode Island has gained another gracious entry.

Grace Hotels  has announced the opening of Vanderbilt Grace in Newport.

The property was acquired in late 2010 and is the first Grace hotel in the USA. The former Vanderbilt Hall now opens its doors as Vanderbilt Grace, an exquisite mansion hotel which in recent years has been restored to its former glory. Grace Hotels promises to deliver its signature style, elegance, attention to detail and consummate service.

A landmark, reglorified

A Newport landmark, the Vanderbilt Grace comprises 33 luxurious rooms and suites, two restaurants, a cocktail bar plus a spa and fitness centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The building dates from 1909 and has a rich and glamorous history: it was one of many mansions in the area owned by the Vanderbilt family and today carefully combines original Beaux Arts features with the elegant simplicity that is a

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hallmark of Grace Hotels.

Cuisine to come

This summer will see the opening of the hotel's new gourmet restaurant Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, a fine dining experience created by celebrated New England chef, Jonathan Cartwright. Recently appointed as Grace Hotels' Group Chef de Cuisine, Cartwright is developing menus at Muse that promise a subtle combination of New England ingredients with a modern take on traditional European cuisine. Chef Cartwright is comes with a top-notch pedigree: Vanderbilt Grace's

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sister hotel, The White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine.

With a new and international profile, the Vanderbilt Grace is poised to attract a new wave of visitors. Watch her dance card fill as the season swings into gear. 

Rates begin at $350 per night, double occupancy. Special packages are available for opening season, mid-week, and more. For more information go to


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