Newport, R.I. (January 25, 2017) – Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina debuts this month in the former Hyatt Regency Newport hotel. George Filopoulos of Metrovest and BLDG Management, owners of Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, along with affiliates of Square Mile Capital Management LLC, purchased the Hyatt Regency Newport and are leading the transition of the property.
Situated on nearly 10 acres of Goat Island with undisturbed waterfront views, Gurney’s Newport is the only resort property in the destination, with 257 guest rooms and suites, multiple spacious event venues, a full-service spa, as well as year-round and seasonal food & beverage experiences. Throughout 2017, the guest experience is set to be enhanced, including: a refreshed lobby and room design that will stay true to the property’s New England aesthetic and origins; a new marina; an expanded pool deck and Pool Club, and a Kids’ Club with expanded family amenities. All food and beverage components will be overseen by LDV Hospitality, including the addition of the brand’s signature restaurant, Scarpetta, in May 2017, as well as the elevation of banquet and catering experiences and seasonal poolside favorite Pineapples.
“Newport is an incredible year-round destination, and we’re excited to become part of the community with the new Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina,” said President and Owner George Filopoulos. “The authenticity of a classic New England getaway will be brought to life on-site in the design, bespoke programming and culinary offerings, which will create an engaging lifestyle experience for guests.”
Gurney’s Newport offers comfortable and spacious accommodations, poolside cabana service and an array of spaces for entertaining, making it an ideal choice for weekend weddings, midweek corporate retreats and family travel. Event spaces span 27,000 sq. ft., including a 300 and 650-seat ballroom, and 50,000 sq. ft of outdoor space, making it the largest group meeting space in Newport.