Vanderbilt Hall, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Newport, a yachting mecca and known for its gilded mansions, has a rich history. Magnificent architecture is but one of the hallmarks of its charm and character whilst the famed waterfront provides excellent retail therapy and a wide variety of bars and restaurants. Newport is best enjoyed on foot, strolling through the streets or enjoying the splendours of the cliff walk.
Peter de Savary (known as PdeS) internationally renowned for, amongst others, his St James Clubs (London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Antigua), Stapleford Park, Bovey Castle, Glenborrodale Castle, The Abaco Club, Cherokee Plantation, Mount Cinnamon Resort, The Cary Arms and Skibo Castle. Having successfully created Carnegie Abbey a few years ago in Rhode Island, PdeS is thrilled to be back in Newport and to have the opportunity of establishing a new lease of life for Vanderbilt Hall. PdeS was the British challenger for the Americas Cup in 1983 with his yacht “Victory” in Newport. He and his family have enjoyed Newport for the past 30 years and hope that their efforts at Vanderbilt Hall will contribute to Newport life, be of benefit to the community and enrich the experience of all those who enjoy the Vanderbilt lifestyle at Vanderbilt Hall.
de Savary intends to redefine Vanderbilt Hall by improving certain elements of decor, furnishings and artwork and expanding the garden to include an outdoor swimming pool to compliment the spa and indoor pool. Most importantly, the hospitality experience will be transformed into the “PdeS” style, with a European touch, where guests at this mansion will be treated as if they were at a relaxed house party and not a hotel. The intimate “Monty’s Bar” (named after PdeS’ Chihuahua) will compliment casual dining with English quirks to the menu, emphasising fresh, local and seasonal produce.