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Newport, Rhode Island
A Dovetail Original 

Dovetail + Co acquired the Mainstay Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, a 197 room full-service hotel with onsite restaurant and pool in January 2019. Dovetail is overseeing a full redevelopment to transform the hotel into The Wayfinder, a vibrant hideaway that is grounded in Newport’s colorful history and celebrates the city’s emerging culinary and art scenes.

Located in North Newport, The Wayfinder Hotel is convenient to downtown Newport—renown for its Gilded Age mansions, America’s Cup sailing, sandy beaches, and rugged coastline—and Naval Station Newport. Dovetail is keen to contribute to the revitalization of North Newport, creating jobs and improving this prominent gateway to the City by the Sea and Aquidneck Island.


151 Admiral Kalbfus, Newport, Rhode Island


The Wayfinder is our Newport hotel, done a little differently. Dovetail is leading a community effort of Rhode Island locals and industry professionals intent on creating a vibrant and differentiated hotel experience within this beautiful City by the Sea. The property is going through a full renovation and will be re-introduced as The Wayfinder in the spring of 2020.


"Created by a group of local chefs, bartenders, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs who want to redefine the Newport experience."  Boston Globe


"A new kind of Newport Hotel" Boston Globe