Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Newport has become a world renown polo destination, thanks, in part to the first class hospitality extended to the visiting teams. The finest locations in Newport roll out the red carpet to host our international guests of honor as their Official Team Headquarters while in port. Each locale offers signature amenities, beautifully appointed guest rooms, and unbeatable locations to take in the City by the Sea.
Season 28 will open with the Chilean Polo Team challenging USA on June 1st. The team's host is the only hotel overlooking the stunning views of Newport's Cliff Walk and Easton's Beach. The Chanler at Cliff Walk was built as a private home by the Astor family, leaders of Gilded Age high society, and has undergone a renaissance as a luxury boutique hotel. The Chanler has played host to notables such as poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and President Theodore Roosevelt. The hotel creates a unique blend of contemporary serenity and gilded elegance of Newport's historic past, incorporating modern services and amenities, with superb dining, and convenient location within easy reach of Newport's great offerings. Enjoy all that Newport's newest Forbes 4-star hotel has to offer.
The Vanderbilt will be the Scottish team's castle-away-from-castle for the second year in a row. The former high society mansion built by the Vanderbilt family turned luxury boutique hotel, is sheltered from the downtown bustle, but is mere steps from the historic city center. Guests can savor culinary masterpieces celebrating local produce at The Vanderbilt Grill and afterward make their way up to Newport’s best-kept secret, the roof deck terrace. Expertly mixed cocktails created by master mixologists are the perfect accompaniment to the stunning sunset views of the historic center and harbor. Indoor and outdoor pools are among its well-kept secrets. Recent accolades include the AAA Four Diamond award.
Hotel Viking will host fan favorite, Jamaica for the team's 20th appearance in the Newport International Polo Series. Hotel Viking opened to an awestruck public in May 1926 at its tony Bellevue Ave address. As a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, the Viking in Newport holds a special place in history. From the clock above the Front Desk depicting ancient Nordic Runes to the original 1926 brass letter box in the Lobby, the hotel offers a wonderful combination of style, comfort, and modern amenities. Brimming with stories of famous dignitaries and celebrities, the Hotel Viking has offered gracious hospitality for over 90 years. The newest addition to Hotel Viking's amenities is the recently opened Hill Market, serving up coffee creations, house-made pastries, and on-the-go-bites. Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy the indoor pool and game room, indulge at Spa Fjör, and dine at One Bellevue Restaurant.
The Italian Team will escape to the private island oasis of Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina. Gurney's offers a secluded retreat, steps away from the heart and history of the charming cobblestone streets of Newport. Its manicured acres offer 360-degree uninterrupted shoreline views boasting the best sunsets in Newport and an unmatched setting for guest accommodations, special events, water-front dining, entertainment, wellness spa and family fun. With its first class amenities, dining, and entertainment, it's no wonder that Gurney's Newport won the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Award!
Vanderbilt International Properties represents the most luxurious and unique properties throughout Rhode Island and the world. Each year, several of the visiting teams are hosted in these premier locations, like the stunning waterfront Vanderbilt Residences, to delight in the amenities of these exclusive Newport properties. The Vanderbilt International Properties team has several decades of experience cultivating and selling world-class properties to the most discerning clientele, building personal relationships while achieving first-rate results. Whether looking for a permanent residence, or your own Newport summer headquarters, find it at Vanderbilt International Properties.
Esprit de Polo. Capture the spirit that brings the world to Newport for the 28th season of the Newport International Polo Series, home of America's first polo club, offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round; est. in 1876 and a founding member of the United States Polo Association.