Debuting this Memorial Day Weekend, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina will unveil Scarpetta, a critically acclaimed modern Italian restaurant with locations in Las Vegas, Montauk and Philadelphia; The Pineapple Club (an upgraded Pineapples by the Bay), bedecked in day beds and a splash-worthy restaurant and bar surrounding the Gurney’s pool; a refreshed lobby; and 257 new guest rooms.

“Newport is an incredible year-round destination, and we’re excited to become part of the community with the new Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina,” said George Filopoulos, owner of Gurney’s Newport, in a previous statement to What’sUpNewp. “The authenticity of a classic New England getaway will be brought to life on-site in the design, bespoke programming and culinary offerings, which will create an engaging lifestyle experience for guests.”

Filopoulos, President of Metrovest Equities Inc. of New York City and owner of Gurney’s Inn and Residences, a popular summer destination in Montauk, New York, purchased the former Hyatt Regency & Spa from Amstar back in January 2017.

Gurney’s summarizes The Pineapple Club on their website as, “Open May through September, the former iconic Pineapples has been transformed into the ideal place to sip, swim & relax. Whether enjoying a meal at our waterfront restaurant or a poolside cabana, The Pineapple Club is an incomparable resort destination.”

Scarpetta is described as, “Downtown Manhattan meets Newport at Scarpetta, a waterfront outpost of the iconic Italian restaurant. Open nightly year-round, the restaurant delivers Scarpetta’s signature classics as well as seasonal dishes, fresh seafood selections sourced locally, and a world-class wine list. Whether inside or seaside next to Gurney’s private marina, your experience is sure to be a memorable one.”

A new 22-slip marina is nearing completion on the northeastern part of the island and is scheduled to open soon.

Gurney’s has scheduled the following events for their debut, that just so happens to be a three-day weekend;

– Live Reggae 5pm-8pm
– Pop-up shop and cocktails with resort-wear brand 6 Shore Road
– Wellness programming overlooking the water – Outdoor R/DE and Yoga with B/SPOKE, tickets/classes can be bought here
– DJ Buddy Costa & DJ Coco Robert at The Pineapple Club
– Summer Kick-Off Party with Boston Common Magazine at The Regent Cocktail Club
– Wellness programming overlooking the water – Outdoor R/DE and Yoga with B/SPOKE, tickets/classes can be bought here
– Vikas and The Knocks at The Pineapple club
– Havana Nights live music and cigars at The Regent Cocktail Club
– Outdoor R/DE and Yoga with B/SPOKE
For more information on Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, visit

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).