Castle Hill Inn

Conde Nast Traveler released the results of their Readers’ Choice Awards survey this week, more than 128,000 travelers took part in the 28th annual survey.

The 128,000 opinions was the the most in the publications history—submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to help us create a list of winning favorites.

Three Newport hotels found themselves among the Top 25 Hotels in New England: Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, including The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Forty 1 North and Castle Hill Inn & Resort.

The top hotel in New England? That title goes to West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Maine. The Chanler at Cliff Walk landed on the list at #4, Forty 1 North at #15 and Castle Hill Inn at #16.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.