Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Newport's historic icon, Hotel Viking, is set to be Jamaican Team Headquarters for its 21st appearance in the Newport International Polo Series on Saturday, August 21. Team Jamaica is known for its skilled horsemanship and cunning play, hailing from a Caribbean climate that allows year-round, high-caliber polo. The team will be well ready to put those skills to use thanks to the first-class amenities and service at the recently renovated Hotel Viking.
Celebrating its 95th year, the Hotel Viking opened to an awestruck public in May 1926. As a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, the Viking holds a special place in history. From the clock above the Front Desk depicting ancient Nordic Runes to the original 1926 brass letterbox in the Lobby, the hotel offers a wonderful combination of style, comfort, and modern amenities. Guests can rejuvenate at Spa Fjor, now open after a top to bottom renovation, with luxury amenities such as a new Infrared Sauna, a Himalayan Sea Salt Wall, and redesigned relaxation and changing areas. Award-winning culinary delights await at the boutique American dinner bistro that is One Bellevue, while the seasonal Top of Newport Bar + Kitchen offers some of the best views in the city, and the recently opened Hill Market Cafe will delight with freshly brewed coffee, handmade pastries, on-the-go bites & fresh-pressed juices. Hotel Viking is located on the most prestigious thoroughfare, One Bellevue Avenue. Reservations: 1-800-556-7126 or www.hotelviking.com
The 30th Anniversary season of the Newport International Polo Series is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 5, and continues every Saturday through the end of September. Witness the action field-side as the home-team, USA/Newport, takes on weekly challengers from home and abroad, featuring exciting polo competition in one of New England's most popular outdoor summer events. After a proven game plan during the pandemic year that won State approval and audience support, momentum for the approaching milestone season is bullish, to celebrate three decades of polo re-born in its American birthplace. Subscribe to our eMagazine to receive the latest updates delivered to your inbox.
The Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2021 sponsors including Davitt, Boston Common, Vanderbilt International Properties, Veuve Clicquot, Stella Artois, Herb Chambers Exotics, Clarke Cooke House, Atria Senior Living, Hotel Viking, The Chanler, ROCKSTAR Limo, McGrath Clambakes and Catering, and promotional partners including The Cocktail Guru, America's Cup Charters, Newport Helicopter Tours, Newport Jaguar Tours, Island Surf and Sport, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport Mansions, Newport Harbor Guide, Northeast Equestrian Life, Newport Sport Fishing Charters, and Providence River Boat Company. Special thanks to Schultz Marketing Partnerships, Van Liew Trust, Tanglewood, and WCRI Classical Rhode Island.
“Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.
About Newport Polo
Newport Polo, home of America's First Polo Club, celebrates the 30th Anniversary season of the Newport International Polo Series, featuring public exhibition polo matches every Saturday, June - September. Founded in 1876, charter member of the United States Polo Association, Newport Polo offers year-round polo club membership and polo instruction.