The Attwater, Newport, RI

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The Attwater, Newport, RI

Set in the heart of the city's elegant historic district, the newly renovated Attwater Hotel is where Newport?s nautical history meets coastal chic. The full-scale renovation completed over the winter included all 12 guestrooms, as well as the lounge, dining room and café, hallways, sitting areas, and outside deck. When developing the design, Rachel Reider Interiors drew inspiration from the unique characteristics of the city itself. We wanted to infuse the hotel with Newport?s nautical charm in an unexpected way, but without feeling overly themed.

Mixing a color palette of varying blues, such as turquoise and navy, with crisp hues of orange, apple green, and black, we were able to create a consistent coastal vibe throughout the public and private spaces. Nautical accents in the artwork, accessories, and materials used, such as silver nail heads, grommets, and lacquered finishes that mimic those found on a boat, help to complete the picture.

The result is a chic, modern lodging alternative in this venerable seaside destination, all wrapped up in a centrally located boutique hotel fully stocked with every amenity a traveler could want.