UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Newly-designed Woodward-Newman Presidential Suite debuts at the Delamar Southport

Friday, July 6, 2012

Newly-designed Woodward-Newman Presidential Suite debuts at the Delamar Southport

It takes a striking space and a special design touch to stand out at an address filled with one-of-a-kind accommodations, and the new Woodward-Newman Presidential Suite at the Delamar Southport in Southport, Connecticut, has all that and more. The 2,900-sq.-ft. Presidential-style accommodation spreads across the hotel's top floor with three bedrooms, and unfolds as a captivating setting for multiple uses, including weekend getaways, long-term stays, executive-style meetings, and events from baby showers to dinner parties and Sweet 16 celebrations.
The Woodward-Newman Suite is named for local legends Joanne Woodward and the late Paul Newman, who called nearby Westport home. The celebrity couple's philanthropic efforts - most notably supporting the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children - have long served as inspiration and a charitable cause for Managing Partner of Greenwich Hospitality Group and owner of Delamar Southport, Charles Mallory.
Continuing the tradition of employing multiple designers to create individual spaces throughout the hotel, Mallory enlisted local interior designer Rebecca Hathaway Lynch to fashion the Woodward-Newman Suite with chic New England-inspired d├ęcor, custom and locally sourced furnishings, a gorgeously textured palette, and surprising details that comfort at every turn. Though based in Southport, Lynch remains greatly influenced by an illuminating 18-year residence in Milan and London. She set out with a singular vision for a functional space that would have guests feel "at home" with just a step inside the door.
Lynch employed talented local artisans including a fine carpenter, a Greenwich-based upholsterer, and the Mystic, Connecticut-based decorative painter, Karen Oakley, whose talent for faux treatments "created magic on the walls."

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