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  • Newport Hospitality, Inc. Awarded Two Prestigious Esprit Awards

    Newport Hospitality, Inc., a DMC Network Company, closes out an outstanding year of Award Nominations and Wins for their work during the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover in May 2018.

    Newport Hospitality, Inc. was recently awarded two prestigious Esprit Awards by the International Live Events Association (ILEA) - Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $500,000 USD) and Best ILEA Team Effort (Over $150,000 USD).

    The two awards earned were for the company’s role as the appointed DMC partner for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover in May 2018. Leading a team of more than 80 vendors over a period of 12 days, the assignment totaled 30 overlapping corporate programs throughout the state including 55 unique events plus local activities, 30-plus hotels, 20-plus spectator boat charters, and hundreds of vehicle charters.

    The Best ILEA Team Effort Award was won in partnership with a strong team made up of local vendors, including:

    - Newport Hospitality, Inc., a DMC Network Company
    - McGrath Clambakes, Inc.
    - Blackstone Caterers
    - Newport Tent Company
    - Newport Vineyards
    - PEAK Event Services
    - JDI Productions, Inc.
    - All Occasion Transportation / Rockstar Limo

    This Team Effort Award was the result of extremely hard work throughout the pre-planning and on-site execution of the 2-week event period. Newport Hospitality, Inc. is so proud to share this award with our local partners!

    Newport Hospitality, Inc. is a premier Destination Management Company headquartered in Newport, RI and servicing all of Rhode Island. With over 30 years of experience, Newport Hospitality is a proud partner of the DMC Network, a consortium of the leading independently-owned destination management companies across the world.

    The Volvo Ocean Race is an intense worldwide sailing competition that takes place over nine months with ten stopovers across the globe. The 2017-18 edition of the race included Newport, RI as the sole North American stopover.

    The ILEA Esprit Awards® is a globally recognized awards competition designed to and honor the exceptional professional achievements of individuals and organizations from across the ILEA membership. The ILEA Esprit Award categories are extensively reviewed and updated each year to ensure the most relevant elements of events and the creative events industry are captured. For a complete list of winners, please click here.

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