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Newport, RI Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 9
Total Sleeping Rooms 1,209
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 319
Committable Meeting Rooms* 19
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $220
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $100
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $190
*Maximum for a single hotel

Newport, RI Meeting Planning Overview

Inspiration at Work

With spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront, miles of stunning beaches, celebrated restaurants, unique venues including the legendary Gilded Age mansions, enviable nightlife, and warm hospitality, Newport promises meetings and events to remember. Discover Newport's team of Destination Experts, whose services are 100% complimentary, are ready to help you navigate it all: distributing RFPs among hotel partners that specifically fit your meeting's criteria, planning site visits, recommending appropriate venues for offsite meetings, connecting you to the best vendors for your needs, and creating pre- and post-meeting excursions.

Just three hours north of New York City and 90 minutes south of Boston, Newport's idyllic location along the southern New England coastline is easily accessible yet feels a world away. Travel by boat, plane, car, or train as Newport is within reach of major highways, is just 25 miles from T.F. Green Airport (PVD) and is conveniently situated between two Amtrak train stations.

Downtown you'll find 920 hotel rooms in four convention properties with more than 70,000 square feet of aggregate meeting space. They all have enjoyed recent renovations and upgrades. The 320-room Newport Marriott Hotel offers 24,400 square feet of meeting space, the 208-room historic Hotel Viking, offers 14,000 square feet of meeting space, the new Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina offers 257 rooms and 27,000 square feet of meeting space, and the 133-room Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina offers more than 6,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. Newport also offers an array of boutique properties that cater to small meetings and executive retreats. Furthermore, our surrounding coastal townships offer an additional 1,700 hotel rooms.

When it's time to team-build or unwind, groups can cruise on Narragansett Bay and experience why Newport is called the Sailing Capital of the World, hop on a trolley ride through Newport's downtown and along iconic Ocean Drive, explore the legendary mansions, discover Colonial architecture, play tennis on the historic grass courts of the newly renovated International Tennis Hall of Fame, learn to play croquet, master a challenging ropes course, or explore the tunnels at Fort Adams—America's largest coastal fortification. During downtime, guests can choose their own adventure. Discover the world-renowned Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile path tracing the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and offering views of the sprawling lawns of the opulent Newport mansions; explore the city's historic Old Quarter, learn more about Newport on fascinating walking tours, experience two state-of-the-art car museums or embark on a recreational adventure on land or sea. When it comes to local flavor, you'll find more than 100 walkable restaurants in the City by the Sea.

Newport is a year-round destination, and though summer welcomes the most leisure travelers, fall, winter, and spring can be some of the most spectacular times of year while offering the biggest bang for the buck. Keep meetings and events equally alluring and affordable by choosing dates during the quieter months where lower lodging rates are available, in addition to discounted venue fees, citywide dining deals (including Newport Restaurant Weeks), corporate incentives and value-added promotions. Contact our Destination Experts today!

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