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Newport was founded in 1639 by a group of dissidents escaping religious and political oppression from the colonies near Boston. By the 1700's it grew
into one of the five major ports in North America,
with more than 150 wharves along what is now
Thames Street. At the dawn of the twentieth century
in the Gilded Age, the wealthy came to
Newport to escape urban life, building "summer cottages",
and entertaining like royalty. Today it is a
center of sporting life with such attractions as the
International Tennis Hall of Fame, the
International Polo Series, the America's Cup, and
the Newport Regatta where sailors from around the
world compete in racing competitions. You can
charter a sailboat, surf in the ocean, or walk or bike
along the picturesque Cliff Walk with the ocean on
one side and the backdrop of mansions on the other.
Tours abound in Newport, by foot, boat, train, bus
Weather in late May can still be cool, especially on
the water. Plan to bring layered clothing for a
Monday evening event, Tuesday morning field trip,
or any forays into town. Add a hat, sunscreen, some
Deet for the field trips (deer ticks with lyme disease
have been found in the area), and you'll be ready to
enjoy the beautiful environs.
For additional information about Newport and
Rhode Island, visit:
The Hyatt Regency Newport
1 Goat Island
Located on Newport's private Goat Island, only
2/10's of a mile across a causeway from downtown,
the Hyatt Regency Newport provides a refreshing
escape from the ordinary. The hotel offers spectacular
views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay,
Newport's charming shops, elegant mansions, graceful
yachts and historic attractions are virtually at
your door. The Hyatt Regency Newport holds the
prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award.
Hotel Registration Instructions
Special room rates of $ 125.00 (single and double
occupancy) have been set for conference attendees.
To register, please use the hotel on-line reservation
system at www.newport.hyatt.com/reservations,
using the group reservation code G-UNRI. Or,
phone the hotel at 1-401-851-1234, and use the
group code TCS19.
THE CUTOFF DATE FOR THE TCS19
BLOCK OF ROOMS IS APRIL 19. After this
date, rooms at the conference rate may not be
available. Additionally, the hotel may sell out due
to graduations and weddings at this time of year.
The Hyatt will refer TCS 19 attendees to other
hotels in Newport, but not at the conference rate.
There is enough room at the Hyatt for all of the
attendees, but only if you respond by the deadline
of April 19.
The hotel is an easy drive from Providence (25
miles), Boston (75 miles), or Hartford and New
Haven (115 miles), and just four hours from New
York. Driving directions can be found on the hotel's
web site at:
The Newport Shuttle airport service provides daily
transfer services between Providence (T.F.Green)
airport and Newport area hotels, conference centers,
and U.S. Navy facilities. Traveling time is
roughly 45 minutes and costs $20 each way.
Reservations are strongly recommended on all runs.
They can be contacted at www.pvdairport.com/ground_transport/cozy_cab.htm
or (800) 846-1502.