Newport is one of America’s most famous sailing towns. And now it can add a second Volvo Ocean Race stopover feather to its cap after the success of the race’s debut there in 2014-15.
Just land in New York and head north. Or land in Boston and head south. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the Union but bursting with mile after mile of magnificent coastline, harbours and beaches, with plenty to do and see. It’s known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions.
Sailing is the number one sport in this international sailing community, but you will also find the International Tennis Hall of Fame, polo and world-renowned golf courses.
Newport has one of the highest concentrations of colonial homes in the nation, in the downtown Newport Historic District, one of three National Historic Landmark Districts in the city. Another National Historic Landmark District, Bellevue Avenue, is the home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, where legends of the sport are celebrated.
The beauty of Ocean Drive is waiting for you on a tour of Rhode Island's elegant oceanfront estates. You get a chance to walk right up to the door of one of these marvellous mansions, along with an up-close look at grand 17th century buildings and landscaped gardens along Bellevue Avenue.
Newport has a long list of activities that we can incorporate into your guest experience programme. Below we have included our top recommendations.
One Event Management (One) is amongst the pre-eminent caterers in Europe, with specialist operating entities in both “green field” sites and fixed venues. Our vision is to exceed the expectations of all of our stakeholders and deliver the most innovative events of their time. For our team at One, the honour of sharing in prestigious and world class events such as the Volvo Ocean Race is one we take great pride in.
All of our guest experiences come with:
We can design guest experiences around you. Our team can plan bespoke and tailor-made packages that work for your business needs and for your guests. We specialise in creating unique and unforgettable guest experiences.
In addition to the Guest Experiences, we can provide services including: flights, airport transfers, private coach hire, tour leaders, hosts/hostesses, accommodation, dinners, lunches, plus excursions outside of the Race Village.
Your guests can be part of this emotionally charged moment. From the Sailors Terrace, on board a VIP spectator boat, or on board a high-speed RIB, your guests can be part of the Race.
Our dedicated team will make sure your Volvo Ocean Race guest experience will be unique and unforgettable. Please contact a member of our team to tell us more about what you’re looking for and we can design a guest experience built around your needs.
We know how important it is to make your guests feel special. Here are just a few examples of ways in which we can personalise your guests’ experience:
We have access to meeting and event spaces within the Race Village, that are available to for you to hire for your meetings and private events.
Please contact a member of our team to let us know your requirements and we will provide you know your requirements and we will provide you capacity, ﬁt-out, and prices.
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