The Ocean House resort gets a $140 million facelift

It’s a known fact that a sea-facing house requires a lot of maintenance and is a lot of hard work to keep it prim and proper. And if the property has a lot of architectural and landscape significance, a much-awaited face-lift ensures higher commercial viability too! That what the luxury Victorian-era seaside resort known as the Ocean House has set out to achieve with a $140 million restoration project. The doors to the Watch Hill, Rhode Island-based resort, are touted to be re-opened in June 2010. The resort will have 49 guest rooms, 23 private residences, farm- and sea-to-table cuisine, the OH! The spa spans across 12,000-square-foot and over 10,000 square feet for ceremonies and events.

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The highlight of the makeover is how over 5000 pieces of historic artifacts, Victorian style flooring, carvings, decorations and architectural elements create a fusion with modern technological amenities like LCD flat panel televisions, remote controlled room environment capabilities, sensory technology to alert staff of housekeeping needs, etc.