Wanderlust Wednesday: Gilded Hotel of Newport

You may remember last summer I went to Newport, Rhode Island for a getaway.  This summer I am doing the same.  

I am so excited to share the uber chic chalet where I am planning on staying, Gilded Hotel.  

This hotel is just divine in every detail and not for the faint of heart.  

Get to know…

Gilded Hotel Logo

How exquisite is this bold color and these interiors make my want to wallpaper every inch of my life! 







Can you spot the Dunes and Duchess beauties? 




 A Clever Twist on a Golden Age

The Locale:

Both historic and hip, Newport has long been famous for its proximity to the sea and sailing culture, as well as its old world mansions. While the quaint, quintessential charm of the town endures, Newport has also developed a vibrant restaurant, art, and music scene that allows for fun and mischief at every turn.

The Gilded Age, Reimagined:

Newport’s newest boutique hotel is a modern, irreverent take on the decadent style of the Gilded Age. Guests can revel in this homage to Newport’s rich history while enjoying all the modern splendor Gilded and this iconic destination have to offer.

The Design:

Award-winning designer Rachel Reider sought inspiration from rococo, beaux arts, and the other popular styles of the Gilded Age when designing the interiors. A modern mix of ornate mirrors, lacquered surfaces, and gold accents come together to create envelope-pushing decor unlike anything found in Newport.

Bed Knobs and Bubbles:

The property has 17 rooms and suites, perfect for soaking, sipping champagne and sleeping. Rooms have amenities desired by modern travelers, including Apple TV, USB charging stations, and iPads with local attractions pre-programmed in.

Beyond the Beds:

Whimsical takes on leisure activities of the Gilded Age will transport guests to another time. Guests can take advantage of the billiards room, complete with a black velvet and white lacquer pool table, or relax in the small, secluded courtyard with a croquet practice green. The courtyard also features a fire table and lounging spaces.

Book a Stay:

Rates at Gilded are from $149 to $509, depending on the room type and season of visit.

Extra Special Touches:

iPads in every room
Over-the-top, design-driven guest lounge
Secluded courtyard with lounging spaces, fire pit and croquet practice court Billiard room
Apple TV
USB charging stations in every room
Complimentary WiFi
Ultra soft and comfy linens
Beach bags and chairs
Waffle kimono robes

Keurig coffee makers


Room essentials: wine glasses, cork screws, irons, hairdryers and more
Personalized concierge services
Free parking
Curated small plates breakfast
Exclusive guest discount for online purchases at vineyard vines, the official outfitter of all Lark Hotels


Breakfast features an array of curated small plates for the guests’ enjoyment.

About Lark Hotels

Lark Hotels is a collection of boutique hotels located in sought-after spots. Additional Lark Hotels include Whitehall, Camden, ME; Captain Fairfield Inn, Kennebunkport, ME; 76 Main, Nantucket, MA; 21 Broad, Nantucket, MA; The Attwater, Newport, RI; Gilded, Newport, RI; Pomegranate Inn, Portland, ME; Ale House Inn, Portsmouth, NH; and The Break, Narragansett, RI.

Lark Hotels embrace the locations they are in, but in playful, unexpected ways. Think “sense of place” with imagination and a touch of mischief. Each Lark Hotel invites guests to experience modern luxury in the heart of an iconic destination, to feel the pull of a nostalgic getaway while surrounded by today’s amenities and to find attentive service when they want it and privacy when they don’t. For information on Lark Hotels, the “On a Lark Club, ” and the hotel collection please visit www.larkhotels.com.

Follow Lark Hotels on:

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GILDED 23 Brinley St., Newport, R.I., 410-619-7758,  www.gildedhotel.com. Summer room rates from $249 (midweek); $329 (weekends.) Two-night minimum stay required on weekends from May to mid-October; three-night stay required for some festivals and holidays.


 And how fun is this!!!!


Lark Hotels Instagram Scavenger Hunt

Are you game?

It’s long been said that the best way to truly experience a place is to immerse yourself in its culture.  What if you could do just that while out on a lark and be rewarded for your efforts?  

Enter the Lark Hotels Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Using our carefully crafted list of items and locations as your tour guide to this iconic destination, we’ve created a special Instagram hashtag – #onalark – for you to capture everything about your visit to Newport, Rhode Island and Gilded. Bookmark this page (hardcopies are also available at the front desk), post photos of yourself or your travel partner at each location on Instagram with the #onalark and #gildedhotel hashtags and the @larkhotels handle, and earn prizes along the way:

Contest Requirements:

  • Complete 6 items and receive a deliciously edible treat. One per room.
  • Complete all 10 items and receive the local treat mentioned above, plus $30 off your current stay, AND be entered into a bi-annual Instagram “best of” photo contest to win a free night for a future stay at any Lark Hotel.
  • Must read complete Rules & Restrictions.

What You Are Hunting in Newport, Rhode Island:

  1. The Top of Hanging Rock at Norman Bird Sanctuary
  2. Hugging one of our lions
  3. Exploring the Gilded Age servant life on a tour at The Elms
  4. Enjoying a morning coffee at tiny Belle’s Cafe in the Newport Shipyard
  5. Sipping a cocktail or refreshing drink on The Lawn at Castle Hill
  6. Grubbing at Mission Burger
  7. Courtside at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
  8. Touro Synagogue, the oldest in the nation
  9. Rejects Beach, the “thrown away” part of exclusive Baileys Beach, accessible only by foot or bike
  10. Saint Mary’s Church, where JFK and Jackie were married

See you in Newport!

And do not forget all my ideas for THE PERFECT FATHER’S DAY GIFT. 


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