You can find luxury and great food in historic Newport, RI at Forty 1° North. This boutique hotel sits on the marina with beautiful views of the water and the yachts. Forty 1° North has two restaurants: the Grill, a waterfront restaurant which serves grilled meat and seafood, and a raw bar; and Christie's, a hip lounge that serves up asian-inspired tapas. Forty 1° North has a collection of winter packages that'll make you forget that baby-it's-cold-outside.
The Wine Lovers Package includes one night in a Premium Water View room, tour and tasting of Newport Vineyards, a charcuterie and cheese platter in-room after the wine-tasting and pre-siesta, a fermentation class dinner or private fermentation class, daily breakfast and parking. Rate is $530 plus tax and is valid through February 1st, 2012.
It's not too early to start thinking about New Year's Eve. Forty 1° North throws a special "Winter White Bash" each year. The New Year's Eve Package includes one night in a Premium Water View room, a glass of Veuve Cliquot upon arrival (maybe pack your own bottle for your room!), party favors like hats, crowns, and noisemakers, a pre-New Year's Eve aromatherapy bath, a Malin and Goetz gift bag, two tickets to the Winter White Bash with VIP lounge seating, breakfast in bed for two, late checkout (yeah!), and parking. Rate is $599 plus tax and is valid on December 31st, 2011.