rhode island hotel market
Raymond Parejo | May 18, 2023
By Raymond Parejo Newport, Rhode Island, became America’s first resort city in the 1720s, as wealthy passengers traveled by ship from the southern colonies and the Caribbean to escape the summer heat and humidity. Among the significant historical attractions in the city, which boasts more standing buildings constructed before 1830 than any other American community, are the legendary Newport mansions that served as summer homes for the likes of Cornelius Vanderbilt in the early 20th century. Newport’s modern-day economy continues to be fueled by the seasonal tourist trade. Newport County, which comprises Newport, Middletown, Portsmout...
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