Retail/Hospitality

Wayfinder Hotel Opens in Newport

Newport, RI – ​Haynes Group Inc.​ has completed its latest hospitality project, The Wayfinder, a 115,000sf hotel and conference center situated at the gateway of Newport. Formerly known as The Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center owned by ​Dovetail + Co.​, and with the help of designers ​Reunion Goods & Services​, the reimagined boutique-style hotel is now open.

Haynes Group takes a customer-centric approach to hospitality projects, with over 15 years of experience working with some of the region’s top brands such as the Hyatt Harborside Hotel, the Revere Hotel, and the Crown Plaza Hotel. Haynes Group worked with Dovetail + Co. to understand their business and revenue goals and plan a construction schedule that allows them to maximize profits and minimize the disruption to guests. The renovation included four phases, working one building at a time so that construction won’t be happening near any occupied guest rooms.

Located at 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, The Wayfinder is located at the gateway to Newport in a neighborhood that is undergoing a major transformation. The boutique-style hotel features 195 guest rooms, a lobby, fitness center, an outdoor pool, pool shack, a full-service restaurant, cafe, and new meeting and event spaces.

The project was particularly challenging due to the impacts of Covid-19.  “Working through the pandemic was challenging, We had to constantly adjust to the changing guidelines during each phase and ensure the safety of our teammates was paramount,” says Project Manager Jeff Benevides. “We were able to successfully deliver a vibrant, boutique-style hotel that’s unlike anything in the area.”

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