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9 Great New U.S.Beach Hotels, CNN Travel
August 19, 2014 – As ‘Gansett’s first boutique hotel, The Break expects to close out summer with a bang after its in mid-August opening. Crisp, colorful hues highlight each of the 16 rooms, including coral-motif pillows and nightstands the color of tangerines that provide a mid-century, surf-chic vibe. Read more.
2015 Design Awards, Rhode Island Monthly
October 23, 2015 – Commercial Interior Design – Gold. Fun, Fun, Fun! The Break, Narragansett’s freshly opened boutique hotel, swept into our office like a wave of color and light and that’s no accident. A hang ten vibe and an infusion of late ’60s surfer nostalgia, Chiappone explained, was the motivation for the hotel’s scheme. And, really, what better tone for a place of relaxation? Chiappone credits everyone involved, from the owners to the architect, for the winning outcome. But her unwavering focus — bold colors, nifty patterns, hip furnishings and what she labels coastal-inspired textures and materials (even down to the baths and wait till you see the restaurant) — ties the hotel together. Never crossing the line into cutesy, the designer has cleverly condensed summer on the shore, then and now, into one fantastic package.
Ten Top Waterfront Hotels in the Northeast, HuffPost
January 19, 2016 – The Break, Narragansett RI. On a side street in a quiet residential neighborhood a couple of blocks from the steely Atlantic Ocean, this beautifully and whimsically designed 16-room boutique hotel is a respite for travelers who appreciate what’s come to be a growing trend in American hospitality: the happy middle ground between stark minimalism and over the top glitz, efficient, friendly, but not overly fussy service, and in-house “small-bite” farm-to-plate destination dining. Read more.
The Break Hotel Impresses With Style, The Block Island Times
January 6, 2016 – Just a short walking distance from the Point Judith Lighthouse sits a prize of a boutique hotel property with a retro-chic surf vibe and delectable food that caters to tourists and weary travelers alike. It’s called The Break Hotel and it is the first boutique hotel of its kind to reside in the seaside community of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Read more.
Send Off Summer in South County Rhode Island, New York Magazine
Sep 21, 2016 – Take a step back into Rhode Island’s surfing past at the 1960s-inspired Break Hotel (from $199). The year-old 16-room boutique property is nestled right in the middle of a beachside Narragansett neighborhood — an area where legendary surfers such as Peter Pan plied (and continue to ply) their trade. Vintage photos of surfers adorn the hotel’s colorful, vibrant interior, and rooms are spacious: The Sunset King includes a fireplace, 50-inch Apple TV, lounge area, and balcony overlooking summer homes and ocean swells. Be sure to have a cocktail at the rooftop bar, then grab some grub at the Break’s Chair 5 restaurant before exploring the dive bars and ice-cream parlors at night. Read more.
Find Your Ocean Fix at The Break, New England Today Travel
August 25, 2017 – This vintage-chic hotel has Ocean State style in every detail. The black-and-white photos displayed in the lobby of Narragansett’s only boutique hotel look like they were shot in southern California at the height of the ’60s surfing craze. A bikini-clad surfer with glistening skin and determined eyes conquers a breaking wave. A Volkswagen Beetle sports a “WESURF” license plate. These nostalgic moments are, however, as Rhode Island as can be. Each was hand-selected from the personal photo albums of local surfing legend Peter Pan. Read more.
Narragansett’s The Break a Boutique Beauty, RITravel.org
The Break’s interior design is part of its “vintage beach community” brand, tapping into the seaside vibe and surfer nostalgia of the late ‘60s – when local surfing legend/guru/enigma Peter Pan burst onto the surfing scene. The lobby is wide open, airy and deliciously appointed with lush lounging by the fireplace and a giant mid-room aquarium, the décor bright and bold with blue and beige tones abounding. In season, a popular hangout is the rooftop bar and snack lounge, as well as heated pool. Read more.
The Break Hotel Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers Choice Award
October 24, 2017 –Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Break Hotel recognized as #8 on the list of Top Hotels in New England. Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports. “To be recognized by our guests and Condé Nast Traveler is a tremendous honor,” stated Jim Durkin, owner of The Break Hotel located in Narragansett, Rhode Island. “We are so excited that the Break Hotel and Chair 5 bisto have become one of South County’s favorite destinations. Our vibrant interior, spacious rooms and close proximity to the beach provide the perfect year-round escape.” View the List.
WCVB Channel 5 Boston – A Tank Away: Narragansett
The Break Hotel (including owners, Jim & Becky Durkin) were featured on WCVB Channel 5 Boston as they highlighted Narragansett on on an episode of A Tank Away! Check it out below.
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