Friday, August 29, 2008

Jane, Newport is Calling

Greetings from Jane Maine de Biran at Access Luxury Marketing. While Stacy has been slaving away keeping you all updated with her fabulous blog from the Hamptons, I have been traversing the globe in search of all the best spots. However it seems only fitting that in light of the summer Olympics and the Presidential Campaigns we focus on a getaway close to home sweet home.
Walk the Cliffwalk End to End…
I just came back from a long weekend in Newport Rhode Island and can’t say enough about this little gem, The Chanler. This 20 room jewel, is situated at the beginning of the famed Cliffwalk which is home to the famous mansions and is a stone’s throw from First Beach. With views of the ocean from nearly every corner of the hotel, it is the perfect escape. General Manager, Tim Thuell is an alumni of the Point in Saranac Lake and brings the same attention to detail to the Chanler. Chef Kyle Ketchum is an award winning genius, creating food that rivals New York city cuisine. Try the truffle and parmesan pop corn! With 20 individually decorated rooms you are sure to find one to suit your taste. There are 3 ocean villas with hot tubs and views of the sea. To select the room that will suit you best, we suggest calling directly for advice and browsing the website Although there is no spa just yet, you can arrange for in room massage through the concierge. They have created a package that has been quite a hit and runs through Oct.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk is delighted to announce a partnership with the Doris Duke Estate – Rough Point. Stay in the very first mansion on the Historic Cliff Walk, and tour one of the best kept secrets at the other end! You will walk into the oceanfront home of Doris Duke- collector, philanthropist, and animal lover. Immerse yourself in fine art, furnishings and antiques that Miss Duke spent a lifetime collecting from exotic locations around the world. Tour her Newport

home as a welcomed guest, and experience life as a 20th century heiress
Package Includes: - Two nights in an Estate Room or Garden Villa of your choice - Full Chanler Breakfast for two each morning of your stay. - A three course Dinner for Two in our Spiced Pear Restaurant – this dinner is three courses from our REGULAR menu. Alcoholic beverages are additional. -Tickets to tour: Rough Point -Tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9:45 and 3:35pm and includes admittance to the “Zoo in the House” exhibit. Package is only available Monday -Thursday. Weekdays though October 12, 2008 $1429.00

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1 comment:

Marcy Kalish said...

Hi Stacy,
I saw your blog this morning and was intrigued by the property that Jane picked. Amazing choice.

This property happens to be a Virtuoso property and as you know I have been a luxury Travel Consultant for 16 years and I am partners with virtuoso, the industryʼs leading luxury travel network.

For those of you who might be interested in booking a vacation there I can offer extra goodies see below:
For 2008, Virtuoso guests receive:

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Daily continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in the restaurant (already included in rates)

A US$50 Food & Beverage credit once per stay, to be applied to dining at the Spice Pear Restaurant

Virtuoso is the industryʼs leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries, as well as over 1,000 of the worldʼs best travel providers and premier destinations.

For travelers who depend on experts to reduce complexity and ensure smart choices, Virtuoso travel advisors design customized travel experiences using the resources and relationships available exclusively through their network membership.