The Wayfinder Newport hotel will reopen in the summer of 2023 rebuilt and refreshed.
Owner Dovetail + Co, in cooperation with operator Pyramid Global Hospitality, is rehiring all positions at the property and offering special rates to reintroduce the hotel to travelers.
Dovetail + Co oversaw the creation of the Wayfinder Newport in the summer of 2020, building a loyal following of guests who enjoyed Wayfinder’s fresh take on a Newport hotel. Unfortunately, a fire last spring forced the hotel to close and undergo a second extensive restoration and renovation.
The hotel team is working towards a partial re-opening this summer with the remainder of the property opening in the fall.
“The Wayfinder pairs coastal design with home-grown talent to provide a mindful hotel experience that highlights Rhode Island’s relaxed, free-spirited energy,” a press release from the hotel states.
The property features 197 rooms, including 30 spacious suites; on-site restaurant Nomi Park; a lobby coffee bar; and a seasonal outdoor pool with cocktail service and weekly programming.
“Wayfinder Newport has a special place in Dovetail’s heart as our first property,” said Phil Hospod, Founder and CEO of Dovetail + Co in a statement. “We love Rhode Island. It’s our second home, where my wife and I got married, and where her family lives. We are eager to open our doors again, to continue contributing to this dynamic community, and excited to build a great team that shares our appreciation for this beautiful state.”
“A love letter to Rhode Island, the Wayfinder Newport is infused with community pride,” says the press release. In addition to highlighting Rhode Island artists with the hotel’s 1,000-piece art collection, local partnerships include luxury bath amenities from Newport’s Shore Soap Co., luxury terry and bed throws by regional favorite Matouk, and a coffee shop serving the state’s favorite Nitro cold brew on tap.
Now, Wayfinder is turning to the community again with a recruitment call. The hotel is rehiring all positions in preparation for the summer season from general manager and director of sales to bar, front- and heart-of-house staff. If you’re interested in joining the team, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For groups looking for wedding blocks, catered meetings, and event space, contact email@example.com for special get-to-know-us-all-over-again rates.
The pet-friendly Wayfinder features 3,000 square feet of event spaces. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym, complimentary wifi, free parking with electric car charging stations, outdoor party deck with games for all ages, and regular programming from yoga to happy hours and themed pool parties. The hotel’s on-site staff is available to coordinate exclusive destination experiences, such as sailing excursions, oyster farm tours, and polo lessons.
The Wayfinder’s reopening takes place in conjunction with the debut of Wayfinder Waikiki, its new 228-room sister property in Honolulu, Hawaii.
On Tuesday, May 16, Pyramid Global Hospitality shared this press release regarding their new involvement with The Wayfinder;
Pyramid Global Hospitality Announces Addition to Management Portfolio
Famed Newport Hotel to join Pyramid’s Benchmark Luxury & Lifestyle Collection
Pyramid Global Hospitality – the powerhouse hospitality company behind inspired collections like Benchmark Pyramid Luxury & Lifestyle and Hamilton Pyramid Europe – is pleased to announce the Wayfinder Newport hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, as the latest addition to the company’s distinguished management portfolio. Continuing a longtime partnership with Dovetail + Co, owner of the Wayfinder Newport, Pyramid Global has assumed management of the 197-room hotel with immediate plans underway to rebuild and revitalize the property.
“We are pleased to welcome the Wayfinder Newport to Pyramid Global’s Luxury & Lifestyle collection of world-renowned properties and to extend our footprint into the beautiful state of Rhode Island,” said Chris Devine, chief investment officer, Pyramid Global Hospitality. “We look forward to partnering with the fantastic team at Dovetail + Co to reinvigorate this remarkable property.”
First opened in 2020, the Wayfinder Newport is an imaginative boutique hotel developed with local chefs, bartenders, artists, designers and entrepreneurs to create a genuine homage to the destination. A fresh take on a Newport hotel, the Wayfinder pairs coastal design with home-grown talent to provide a mindful and unstrained hotel experience that highlights Rhode Island’s relaxed free-spirited energy.
Sadly, just two years after its opening, the Wayfinder Newport suffered extensive damage in a catastrophic fire. In close collaboration with Dovetail + Co, Pyramid Global intends to support the current restoration of the property with plans to reopen a portion of the hotel this summer and the rest to follow this fall.
The addition of Wayfinder Newport to Pyramid Global Hospitality’s extensive portfolio supports a growing relationship with ownership team Dovetail + Co as the two companies also successfully own and operate Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa in Bermuda.
“Wayfinder Newport has a special place in Dovetail’s heart as our first property,” said Phil Hospod, Founder and CEO of Dovetail + Co. “We love Rhode Island as a second home. We are eager to open our doors again, continue contributing to this dynamic community, and excited to build a great team with Pyramid Global that shares our appreciation for this beautiful state.”
In anticipation of the property’s reopening this year, Wayfinder Newport is now rehiring all positions from general manager and director of sales to bar and front-and heart-of-house staff. If interested in joining the team, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the property’s reopening and to be among the first to revisit, visit thewayfinderhotel.com.
About Wayfinder Newport
Wayfinder Newport is a boutique hotel developed by Dovetail + Co. Founder Phil Hospod brought together a group of local chefs, bartenders, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs to create a property that redefined the ‘typical’ Newport experience. In a destination known for its gilded history and traditional accommodations, Wayfinder Newport represents Rhode Island’s new “creative class” with a fresh, more relaxed, and free-spirited energy. Designed in collaboration with New York-based firm Reunion Goods & Services, the Wayfinder features a fresh take on coastal style, including cool tones, antique finds, custom furnishings, and contemporary art. Weaving high-design throughout the entire property, the on-site restaurant, Nomi Park, boasts a menu full of coastal classics with a kick, and the hand-painted pool by Rhode Island resident Sean Spellman features the artist’s signature rolling sea motif. www.wayfinderhotels.com
About Pyramid Global Hospitality
Pyramid Global Hospitality, a leading third-party hospitality management company, is the powerhouse brand behind an inspired collection of forward-thinking professionals providing powerful solutions to some of the world’s best hotels and resorts. Formed by the 2021 merger of three hotel and resort management companies, the organization’s global portfolio now spans more than 230 properties across the U.S., Caribbean and Europe, with offices in Boston; The Woodlands, Texas; Cincinnati; and London. For more information, visit www.PyramidGlobal.com
About Dovetail + Co
Led by Phil Hospod, Dovetail + Co is an owner and creator of hotels, bars, and restaurants that promote exploration and discovery. Industry veterans in the disciplines of investment, development, branding, and operations, Dovetail + Co believes that new experiences can shift perspectives, spark friendships, and redefine what is possible. Dovetail + Co’s critically acclaimed hotel projects include Urban Cowboy Lodge in the Catskills Mountains of New York, Wayfinder hotels in Newport, Rhode Island and Waikiki, Hawaii, Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa in Bermuda, Palihotel San Diego and an upcoming micro-hotel in the heart of Noho New York. www.dovetailandco.com