by Sarah J.F. Braley | July 11, 2017
The former Hyatt Regency on Goat Island in Newport, R.I., has been reborn as Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, the first outpost of the Long Island brand, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. The 257-room waterfront resort has completed an $18 million redesign. 
The 257 guest rooms now sport an understated design by Peter Max Bowden. LDV Hospitality is in charge of the four dining and drinking spots, including Scarpetta, an Italian eatery; Corso, an Italian-style coffee bar with a grab-and-go menu; the Regent Cocktail Club, featuring signature cocktails; and the Pineapple Club, a poolside restaurant and bar.

"We hand-picked historic Newport because a stunning sense of place is evocative of our brand," said Owner George Filopoulos. "We've worked hard to create a beacon for a new era of locals and out-of-town guests, be it couples, families or groups. It will boast many of the same Gurney's features people have come to love at our Hamptons resort, like Scarpetta, but will also have many touches specific to Gurney's Newport."

On both the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor, Gurney's Newport features 27,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 50,000 square feet of outdoor space, and can set up a group clambake in the outdoor pavilion. To fly VIPs to the resort, Gurney's has partnered with Blade, an on-demand helicopter-charter service for seaplane flights from Manhattan to Newport, as well as from Montauk to Newport. The property also will offer a chartered yacht for the 90-minute trip between the two Gurney's properties.