May 9, 2017 – Davidson Hotels & Resorts welcomes the addition of Hotel Viking, an iconic 208-room historic property in Newport, Rhode Island, into its portfolio, under its luxury and lifestyle division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts. Known as the “City by the Sea,” Newport once rivaled New York and Boston as a center of commerce and was the preferred vacation destination for “America’s First Families.” Today, it remains one of the most affluent summer vacation destinations in the Northeast and attracts nearly 3.5 million visitors annually. Hotel Viking is located in the heart of Newport on Bellevue Avenue, steps from Newport’s famed historic mansions and other attractions located along its path. Davidson’s transition follows the acquisition of the property by an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC earlier this month.

Originally opened in 1926, Hotel Viking’s guestrooms are romantic, luxurious, and classically adorned. Egyptian cotton bed linens, pillow top mattresses and ornately carved headboards create a truly elegant environment. Brimming with stories of famous dignitaries, Hotel Viking has offered gracious hospitality for over 90 years in a setting of style, comfort and modern amenities. Later this year, the hotel will undergo a multi-million dollar update to its guestrooms and public spaces to further enhance the guest experience.

“We are elated to add yet another historic landmark to the Pivot portfolio,” said Albert Smith, senior vice president of Pivot. “We look forward to incorporating the Hotel Viking’s historic charm into our luxury division.”

Hotel Viking features multiple food and beverage outlets, including the award-winning One Bellevue Restaurant & Bar and the Top of Newport, a rooftop bar with spectacular views of the Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. The property also features nearly 15,000 square feet of meeting space, fitness center, indoor heated pool, a unique wedding chapel, and a full service spa featuring a selection of massage and skin treatments.


About Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company providing management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. Amassing one of the purest full-service hotel portfolios in the industry, Davidson, along with its lifestyle and luxury operating division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts, specializes in independent and branded assets in the upper-upscale to near-luxury segments including 43 hotels, nearly 13,000 rooms and 1.4 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. A trusted partner and preferred operator of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood hotels, Davidson delivers hospitality and creates value for owners with every single hotel. More information can be found at

About Pivot Hotels & Resorts

Created to serve the next generation of travelers, Pivot is the lifestyle division of Davidson Hotels & Resorts. Providing performance from a new perspective for both hotel owners and guests, Pivot is the hospitality industry’s lifestyle expert, housing a collection of Davidson’s most creative and surprising properties.