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HOLIDAYS AT CASTLE HILL

Luxury Getaways for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s and the Return of Teddy Bear Tea

Newport, RI – October 31, 2012 – Castle Hill Inn, Rhode Island’s first Relais and Chateaux property, located at 590 Ocean Drive in Newport, is pleased to present a selection of elegant overnight packages for the 2012 holiday season, as well as the return of everyone’s favorite Teddy Bear Tea series. For more information regarding rates and accommodations, please call 888.466.1355 or visit www.castlehillinn.com.

“Newport is a magical time during the holiday season, and Castle Hill is no exception,” said Brian Young, General Manager. “From our roaring fireplace and luxuriously appointed rooms to our award-winning cuisine, there’s no better place to celebrate all the season has to offer.”

Thanksgiving at Castle Hill, available Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd, features two nights luxury accommodations, a cheese plate and half bottle of Merlot in-room upon arrival, guest-only afternoon tea service, daily gourmet breakfast overlooking the bay, a romantic three-course dinner for two on November 21st and a classic New England Thanksgiving feast on Thanksgiving Day. Packages begin at $1,185, including tax and gratuity.

Embrace the Christmas season with the return of Castle Hill’s Teddy Bear Tea series. Each Saturday in December (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th), children are invited to bring their families and favorite teddy bear to enjoy Castle Hill’s signature high tea and listen to readings of children’s holiday classics. Families are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear in original packaging to donate to Newport Child & Family Services. The cost is $25 for adults; the event is complimentary for children with the donation of a teddy bear.

Continue the holiday merriment with Castle Hill’s Christmas escape. Available Monday, December 24th through Wednesday, December 26th, this package features two nights luxury accommodations, a Castle Hill Inn ornament welcome gift, two Castle Hill Inn robes, guest-only afternoon tea service, daily gourmet breakfast overlooking the bay, a romantic three-course dinner on December 24th followed by a holiday stocking and seasonal treat delivered in-room during turndown, and a classic New England feast on Christmas Day. Packages begin at $1,404, including tax and gratuity.

Castle Hill’s New Year’s Eve celebration is available for two or three nights. The three night package, available Saturday, December 29th through Tuesday, January 1st, includes three nights luxury accommodations, Champagne and Castle Hill Inn Champagne glasses in-room upon arrival, an intimate three-course gourmet dinner for two in the dining room on the 29th or 30th, guest-only afternoon tea service, daily gourmet breakfast overlooking the bay, a 1920s themed New Year’s Eve celebration with Champagne toast, New Year’s Day brunch, and late check-out at 1:00 p.m. Packages begin at $1,929, including tax and gratuity.

The two night package, available Sunday, December 30th through Tuesday, January 1st, includes two nights luxury accommodations, Champagne and Castle Hill Inn Champagne glasses in-room upon arrival, an intimate three-course gourmet dinner for two in the dining room on the 30th followed by a dance class in the Chalet, guest-only afternoon tea service, a daily gourmet breakfast overlooking the bay, a 1920s themed New Year’s Eve celebration with Champagne toast, New Year’s Day brunch, and late check-out at 1:00 p.m. Packages begin at $1,538, including tax and gratuity.

Castle Hill is open for dinner from 5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lunch is served daily from 11:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brunch is served Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and is accompanied by live jazz.

Castle Hill Inn is a Relais & Chateaux property, exemplifying the warmth and quiet luxury of 19th century seacoast life. Voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure as one of the top hotels in the world, and lauded by the New York Times as ‘the best spot in town,’ Castle Hill Inn is the epitome of Newport elegance.

Castle Hill Inn includes the Agassiz Mansion, Harbor House rooms, Beach House rooms, Beach Cottages, the Chalet, and four dining rooms. Castle Hill Inn delivers an unmatched getaway in a superb oceanfront location. Castle Hill Inn is operated by Newport Harbor Corporation, an employee-owned (ESOP) hospitality corporation based in Newport, RI. For more information on Newport Harbor Corporation, please visit the website atwww.newportharbor.com

LOCATION & HISTORY 

Nestled on a 40 acre peninsula overlooking the southwestern corner of Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill Inn is a picturesque enclave of dramatic vistas, lush grounds and elegant quietude. A 19th-century mansion that originally served as the summer residence of famed marine biologist Alexander Agassiz, Castle Hill Inn for 138 years has beckoned guests – including actress Grace Kelly and playwright Thornton Wilder – to relax, rejuvenate and play against a spectacular natural backdrop.  Located just minutes from the vibrant scene of downtown Newport, Castle Hill Inn is the perfect base from which to tour the historic Gilded Age mansions, explore Fort Adams State Park or enjoy the gorgeous beaches.

 

In 2008, Castle Hill Inn became the first hotel in Rhode Island to earn the distinction of belonging to the Relais & Chateaux family of properties. Widely regarded as the foremost authority on luxury hospitality, Relais & Chateaux recognizes hotels that combine one-of-a-kind accommodations with exceptional cuisine.

 

About Castle Hill Inn

For more than a century, Castle Hill Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property, has captured the imagination of guests from around the world with its enchanting coastal setting, relaxed elegance and authentic Newport spirit.  Nestled on a 40-acre peninsula overlooking Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill Inn exemplifies the warmth and quiet luxury of 19th century seacoast life.  Combining the elegance of a boutique hotel with the inviting comforts of a coastal inn, the Inn offers resplendent lodging options to suit the needs and preferences of all guests.  Accommodations include nine guest rooms and suites in the original 19th-century Agassiz Mansion, and 24 private, waterfront accommodations in the Harbor House, Chalet, Beach Houses and Beach Cottages.  Within the mansion, indulgent meals are prepared by renowned Executive Chef, Karsten Hart, and the recently renovated Lawn at Castle Hill is the epitome of classic New England al fresco dining.  On property activities include stargazing, clambakes, bonfires, games on the lawn, kayaking, paddle boarding, yoga, surfing, sailing and much more.  Voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure as one of the top hotels in the world, and lauded by the New York Times as ‘the best spot in town,’ Castle Hill Inn is the epitome of Newport elegance.
 

Castle Hill Inn is operated by Newport Harbor Corporation, an employee-owned (ESOP) hospitality corporation based in Newport, RI.  For more information on Newport Harbor Corporation, please visit the website at www.newportharbor.com.  For more information about Castle Hill Inn please visit www.castlehillinn.com.
 

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