Vanderbilt Grace in Newport: Chic Style in the City-by-the-Sea

May 21, 2011 at 11:58 am 5 comments

With a few weeks under their well-designed belt, the historic Vanderbilt Grace Hotel in downtown Newport is operating at full swing and ready for summer. There are still plans to transform the current restaurant, Monty’s, into Muse, a fine dining experience under the guidance of the acclaimed Chef Jonathan Cartwright, best known for orchestrating the success of  the lauded White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine.

The hotel, built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt in 1909, still has 33 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, and that killer rooftop deck. Though I had been there before, I never knew the hotel had such a lovely spa area, with some great lines. For facials, including the Alpha-Vitale naturally resurfacing facial, the spa uses Yon Ka of Paris. West Coast-based Lather, an all natural line, is used for seasonal body scrubs (spring: lemongrass and bamboo) as well as Mommy-to-Be Massage Oil with monoi and blue tansy. Estheticians will incorporate a Musclease product for deep tissue and hair treatment as well. For manicures, the spa uses Spa Rituals, a vegan nail care line with sassy contemporary shades.  

I’ll be sure to update readers when Muse opens, but in the meantime, stop by to see the stunning hotel.


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  • 1. Linda Naiss  |  May 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Please keep me updated on water aerobic/exercise classes and use of spa facilities. I live in Newport.

    Many thanks!

  • 2. Allison Schumann, Spa Director  |  May 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Linda, please come back and join us. Classes will proceed as usual this week Wednesday 12:00noon and Sunday 11:15am.
    Beginning June classes will change to Monday, Wednesday. Please keep a look out for my email with details.
    Kind regards,

  • 3. Linda Naiss  |  May 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Many thanks Allison – will be there Sunday!


  • 4. Allison Schumann, Spa Director  |  December 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Vanderbilt Grace has decked her halls for the holiday season. Our candle lit steps invite you in to admire our three traditional holiday trees whispering carols of yore. After a chilly day of shopping warm up in our indoor heated pool and sauna before an Amber Hot Oil Candle Massage.
    Water Aerobics Classes continue Monday and Thursday 3:30pm weekly.
    Stay for a tea and christmas cookies and enjoy life like a Vanderbilt this Holiday Season.

    • 5. Andrea McHugh  |  December 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Will have to pop in and see the hotel and spa in its holiday splendor! Thank you for the updated info as well:) Please be sure to like us on facebook and post updates on the wall there as well:!/newport.stylephile


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