The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina,“The Newport”, has just completed a fresh new look for all 133 guestrooms at their America’s Cup hotel and has launched a new logo.

New logo for The Newport

The room refresh includes luxurious bedding, custom window treatments, carpeting, wallpaper, bathroom flooring, and artwork. “Our focus was to enhance the guest experience here at The Newport,” says Kristine Cox, General Manager. “The redesign is fresh, clean and represents our guestrooms.”

The Newport has 65 rooms with views of its Marina and 16 Harbor View rooms that have direct access to the hotel’s 3,000 sq. ft. Marina Lawn and Deck, the remaining rooms overlook downtown.

The Newport’s waterfront restaurant, Saltwater, was recently renovated and features a hip, casual feel. It now offers menu items made with locally sourced ingredients, creative libations, and live entertainment all served up on the Harbor. Saltwater offers a private dining room and a fireside lounge for private events.

The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina is owned and managed by Shaner Hotel Group.

For reservations or more information, visit or call 800-955-2558.

Of note, Saltwater at The Newport is currently hosting a contest where the lucky winner will receive two tickets to the sold-out Newport Folk Festival.

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