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Check Out the Renovated 169-Year-Old Watch Hill Inn, Reopening in June

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  Site Where: 44 Bay St. [map], Watch Hill, RI, United States, 02891
May 30, 2014 at 11:33 AM | by | ()

We should all look so good at 169.

As reported earlier this year, Rhode Island’s historic Watch Hill Inn has undergone a renovation — and now we learn that the bandages come off on June 6. Starting then you’ll be able to gaze upon the newly nipped, tucked, and enhanced visage of the property that is considered one of the country’s first purpose-built inns. Back in the glory days of electric trolleys and scarcely glimpsed ankle flesh, these sassy ocean-side accommodations were hosting everyone from Clark Gable to Henry Ford. (Not that a lady likes to brag.)

Today its looks will attract a more contemporary breed of moneyed young bucks. Watch Hill Inn has 18 villa-style suites ranging from 650- to 4000-square feet in size, and they’re all flouting a “contemporary coastal” design: creams and blues with nautical accents and modern tech like in-room iPads, wireless music systems and Apple TV. (The three-bedroom penthouse has its own media room. Nice.)

The redo is part of a joint venture between Watch Hill Properties and Ocean House Management, who also run the nearby Weekapaug Inn and five-diamond Ocean House. Watch Hill Inn guests get access to the amenities at those properties as well, meaning you can maintain your own youthful glow at the OH! Spa, take complimentary culinary classes with a “Food Forager” or go for guided beach walks with an on-staff naturalist.

Watch Hill Inn’s nightly rates start at $555 for its Terrace Suite, but to celebrate its opening, the inn is offering a special "Prelude" package through November 1: a 10% introductory discount plus a $50 resort credit for use at the Watch Hill Inn or toward any restaurant or spa service at the Ocean House.

[Images courtesy of Watch Hill Inn]

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