Newport Marriott
Newport RI
Roberto Farren Photography
Interior Design
EoA Group
2016 IESNA

The Newport Marriott is a waterfront-inspired hotel in the seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island. After an extensive renovation, the design is tuned to the nautical influence of the city with a fresh, modern edge. The lighting design created drama while increasing efficiency through LED technology upgrades. The lobby features lighting on a dimming system set on time clocks so – as the day approaches evening – magic appears. Water elements and reflected light play on the ceilings and walls. Two walls of the 5-story atrium have an undulating wall cove reminiscent of a wave. The RGB light sources create watercolor washes in blues and greens during the day and ambers and reds when the sun sets.