Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top business picks in Newport and get inspired!
This upscale, eco-friendly boutique hotel set on a marina attracts yacht owners by the dozens, and has a hip bar scene that brings in a trendy local clientele as well. The contemporary rooms are luxuriously appointed and decked out with all the latest technology -- including free Wi-Fi and iPads for guest use, popular amenities among business travelers. The hotel also features several indoor and outdoor spaces for meetings and events, and an on-site event planner is helpful in prepping for meetings.
Vanderbilt Grace is a 100-year-old mansion built by the Vanderbilt family that has been converted into a modern, elegant hotel. It's a luxury property, so accommodations here don't come cheap, but the rooms are well-appointed, the dining is first-class, and the location is prime -- close to Newport, but without the noise -- making it a good choice for business travelers. Plus, the hotel features three meeting spaces, as well as an outdoor terrace for gatherings, and a substantial fitness center for business travelers who still want to break a sweat after meetings.
The Hyatt Regency may be on Goat Island, but it's just a 10-minute walk across the bridge from downtown. If you'd rather not walk, the hotel offers a free hotel shuttle and water shuttle to the downtown area. Plus, business travelers will likely appreciate features such as a 24-hour business center and multiple meeting rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, numerous dining options, and high-tech rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs, work desks, iPod docks.