Press Release

February 12, 2020

Faye Pantazopoulos, Creative Director
South County Tourism Council
4160 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813

South County RI’s Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn Achieve Forbes Five Star Status

Charlestown, RI – South County Tourism Council is pleased to announce that two properties in our region have collectively earned 20 Forbes stars. The two accommodations are sister properties under the Ocean House Management Collection, Weekapaug Inn and Ocean House.

Perched high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Ocean House is an iconic New England seaside resort, and the first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel in the state. Ocean House’s OH! Spa and COAST restaurant are also Forbes Five-Star rated, making Ocean House a triple Five-Star resort, one of only thirteen resorts in the world with this honor.

This Rhode Island luxury hotel was meticulously reconstructed to pay tribute to its storied past and offer exceptional personal experiences for guests, members and residents. The beautiful grounds of Ocean House have made it a premier luxury wedding destination for those seeking an unforgettable experience. Open year-round, Ocean House’s celebrated hotel and residential accommodations, uncompromising service, beachfront location and world-class amenities pay homage to New England’s golden age of hospitality with timeless elegance and renewed civility.

This year, Weekapaug Inn joined its sister property, Ocean House in earning the distinction as a Five-Star property from Forbes Travel Guide. “We are proud to be recognized by Forbes with its prestigious Five-Star designation. Weekapaug’s combination of natural beauty, waterfront tranquility, classic New England style, farm-to-table dining and outstanding service distinguishes it from any other resort in the country,” said Hostettler.

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The South County Tourism Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the towns of Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich and Westerly as a single leisure travel destination known as “South County.” For more information, please visit