Recreate the Gilded Age in the Playground of Gatsby | Newport, Rhode Island | Ocean-side mansions surround the charming coastal city of Newport, which was once a playground for the rich and famous of the Gilded Age. Built in 1909 by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt of the illustrious family of the same name – prominent figures in the 1920s and who to this day remain one of the richest families in US history – Vanderbilt Grace, as it is known today, retains the history of this time with unmatched heritage, yet modern service.
While Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, hitting theatres this May, boasts Leonardo DiCaprio in its distinguished cast, it was the 1974 adaptation of the novel that featured the grand Newport mansions. As Gatsby fever starts taking hold, Vanderbilt Grace is offering guests a chance to explore this historic city with the Grace Gatsby package, inclusive of two nights’ accommodation with Champagne breakfast, tickets to the iconic Newport mansions, a sunset sailing cruise taking in the historic sites of the city and a vintage five-course dinner for two with wine pairings at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Muse by Jonathan Cartwright. Created by Group Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Cartwright, the vintage menu is modeled on a Vanderbilt family menu from 1912 and is a tribute to the mansion’s long and celebrated history.
The Grace Gatsby package includes:
> Two night stay at Vanderbilt Grace
> Two Newport Mansions Passports (includes admissions to any five of the following: The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House and Rosecliff)
> Sunset sailing cruise for two
> Champagne breakfast for two each morning
> Vintage Vanderbilt five course dinner for two with wine pairings
> Welcome gift
Rates start at $1110 per couple.
(*) Valid from 25 April 2013 until 30 September 2013, subject to availability. This offer must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
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