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Smooth Sailing at the Chanler at Cliff Walk

Posted: Nov. 6th, 2008  |  By James Rothaar
Destination Hotel: Historically rich Newport, RI, is known as America's first resort city and the sailing capital of the U.S. Located south of capital city Providence on the picturesque Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, the prominent East Coast picture-perfect, pristine community of three beaches has been a luxury destination dating back to the late 19th century. Newport has one of the highest concentrations of colonial-style homes in the nation, as there are three National Historical Landmark districts in the city. Cliff Walk, a designated National Recreational Trail, is the area's most popular spot. It is a 3.5-mile public walkway that stretches from Bailey Beach to First Beach. The pathway runs directly behind the ostentatious grandiose Gild mansions, built during the Gilded Age of the country's Second Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s. Newport has served its country well in modern times as well, as it was the Summer Whitehouse for Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, respectively.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk just happens to be one of those spectacularly preserved yesteryear dwellings and a AAA Four Diamond Award hotel as well. Every inch of this intriguingly unique boutique hotel is exquisite. Each room is decorated distinctly, capturing the intricacies and nuances of 19th century lifestyle of the affluent. While many visitors to the area come to tour the heralded mansions, guests of the Chanler get to "live" in such a grandiose dwelling during their stay. Absorbing the luxury lifestyle of colonial times while simultaneously enjoying the finest of contemporary amenities, such as Jacuzzis, flat-screen televisions, and high-speed Internet, make it a dual-era luxuriating experience.

The décor of the four signature suites is breathtaking. Opulently stunning is an understatement in attempting to describe the furnishings, the flooring, the original oil paintings, the crystal chandeliers, and the sunken marble baths throughout. Every inch is rich with the bygone era's splendor, except there also are outdoor covered hot tubs, wet bars, and heated floors to keep it real -- luxurious. Being inside the Chanler is an incomparable sensorial sensation. There also are ocean and garden villas outside the mansion as well as estate and manor rooms.

The great outdoors of the Newport community also is an experience worth writing home about. This is a yachting community with available charters. The Newport National Golf Club is nearby for golfers in search of a challenging course with amazing views of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. There are fine restaurants and shopping venues on America's Cup Avenue. Noteworthy annual events include Newport International Boat Show, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Newport International Film Festival. Additionally, the Tennis International Hall of Fame is in Newport. Keep in mind that only two-thirds of Cliff Walk is paved. So, wear appropriate shoes avoid stumbling or tumbling.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk is suitable for family vacations, romantic getaways, events, and conferences. The quintessential inn also offers fine dining at its finest at its onsite Spiced Pear Restaurant.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk accommodates all of its guests in a presidential manner.

For more information, please visit at www.TheChanler.com.

For LxM James Rothaar
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