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The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection, a former Newport, Rhode Island, mansion turned storied 33-room luxury resort, has debuted the property’s transformation. Redefining the concept of residential richness, the renovated property was conceived by design collective SWOON and celebrates the mansion’s history and charm.

Positioned as an unconventional Georgian-style home in downtown Newport, the hotel’s transformation pays homage to its history and its original builder, owner and namesake Alfred Vanderbilt. Blending early American-era layers with a color-rich and witty spin, the revived aesthetic embraces the cinematic spirit of the mansion and creates a transportive destination with unexpected discovery at every turn. Elements of curiosity can be found throughout as a nod to Alfred’s passion for exploration and travel.

SWOON has reimagined the historic property with a commissioned series throughout the hotel by photographer and artist Maxine Helfman, while introducing new and vintage furnishings, a mix of woods, dramatic fabrics, custom hand-drawn wallpaper, and a rich, saturated color palette throughout—somewhere between a cinemascope movie set and a swanky private club. The dramatic lobby area purposefully replicates a foyer of a private home, and the Library showcases a gallery wall featuring antique portraits.

Photo: Courtesy of Auberge Resorts Collection


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