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The Pell, Hyatt’s First JdV Hotel In Rhode Island, Is Now Open

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Hyatt is increasing its presence in Rhode Island with the opening of a new boutique hotel, called The Pell.

Here’s what you need to know about the new hotel.

The Pell Has 127 Rooms and Suites

The Pell, part of the JdV by Hyatt brand, has now opened for guests in Middletown, Rhode Island.

The hotel features nearly 130 rooms and suites, some offering separate sitting areas, while 2 suites offer kitchenettes. Amenities include a full-service restaurant, meeting spaces, and a business center.

It’s located on Aquidneck Island, minutes from Newport and a 40-minute drive from the state’s main airport, Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD). It’s also less than 2 miles from Sachuest Beach, Third Beach and Easton’s Beach in Newport. 

The Pell Guestroom View
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If you aren’t familiar, JdV by Hyatt — formerly Joie de Vivre Hotels — is now part of the World of Hyatt portfolio of hotels. The brand, a collection of boutique hotels, emphasizes unique accommodations that reflect their neighborhoods.

“We are thrilled to finally be introducing The Pell, which is the first JdV by Hyatt hotel in Rhode Island, to the Newport market,” said Graham Jones, co-founder of The Pell. “We have put a lot of time, effort and love into this project and know The Pell will have an enormous impact in both Newport and Middletown.”

While this marks the JdV brands’ first foray into Rhode Island, Hyatt has another hotel, Hyatt Place Warwick Providence Airport, in America’s smallest (by land area) state.

How to Book

The Pell is now open and participates in the World of Hyatt loyalty program. That means travelers can earn and redeem points for an award stay. The hotel is a Category 3 property, so rates start at 9,000 points per night.

If you’re low on World of Hyatt points, you can consider opening either The World of Hyatt Credit Card or World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, which offers bonus points as part of their welcome offers and additional points for making purchases with the cards in certain spending categories.

If you have a card that earns Chase Ultimate Rewards or Bilt Rewards points, you can transfer them to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.

Bottom Line: Another way to book this property is by redeeming a Category 1-4 free night certificate, which you can earn by completing a certain number of qualifying nights, participating in promotions, or having a Hyatt credit card.

Final Thoughts

While Hyatt doesn’t have a massive presence in Rhode Island, it’s making a big splash by opening a JdV hotel — one of its premier brands — in the state. Award nights are competitive at just 9,000 points a night, making this an excellent choice if you’re in the area!

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.


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