HBS Newport Ball 2019

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OceanCliff Hotel

65 Ridge Road

Newport, RI 02840

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The HBS Newport Ball is an annual off-campus event and an opportunity to get away, dress up, and celebrate the end of RC year with over 1,000 of your classmates and partners. Details are provided below and tickets are ON SALE NOW, with sales closing Saturday April 6th.

  • What: Newport Ball 2019
  • Where: Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI 02840
  • When: Saturday, April 13, 2018, 7:00 pm – 12 am
  • Price: $80
  • What's Included: Open bar, buffet dinner, transportation to and from your hotel in Newport, RI, music & dancing, and incredible waterfront views of the harbor!
  • Attire: Black tie optional

For hotel options at guaranteed rates, please visit this site: www.CityByTheSea.com/HBS2019

Please contact Meghan Kenny (mkenny@mba2019.hbs.edu) with questions!

General details

We were able to switch event to Saturday so there are no issues with having to rush down after class. Sections are free to head down to Newport on Friday or Saturday. The event itself starts an hour earlier so people can catch the sunset at the beautiful site!

· Date: Saturday, April 13th

· Time: 7 PM – 12 AM

· Address: OceanCliff Hotel, 65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI 02840


· Ticket sales will end Saturday, April 6th (one week before, no exceptions)

· There is no differentiation between drinking/non-drinking tickets


· Drink: there will be an open bar (alcohol and soft drinks) available for the evening

· Food: there will be a buffet available – please include any dietary restrictions you may have when you purchase your ticket so that we ensure there is food available


· The link for booking hotels at the guaranteed rate is now live: www.CityByTheSea.com/HBS2019

· This link will allow students to book at any of the hotels, so the suggestion is to coordinate amongst yourselves if you want to suggest a hotel to your section

· I will be telling students to talk to their leadership before booking

· We have a certain number of hotels at the guaranteed rate, but there are more rooms available in each of the hotels generally

· Most sections do a mixture of AirBnBs and hotels


· The SA does not arrange transportation from Boston to Newport

· The SA DOES arrange transport from the hotels with the guaranteed rates to and from the ball itself – if an entire section is staying far from the suggested hotels, additional stops can be negotiated

· There are a number of Ubers/Lyfts in the area if you don’t make the bus, so don’t worry!

· It is not suggested that people drive themselves to the event when in Newport – if you are planning to drive yourself, please book your parking pass here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hbs-newport-ball-2019-parking-pass-tickets-58655975602.


While there are no scheduled events on Friday or Sunday night, many sections have elected to turn this into their spring retreat or just stay the entire weekend anyway (Monday is a “snow day,” so some elect to take their chances). Last year, one of the social chairs arranged an HBS night at a local bar (each section paid $40 to participate). There are a lot of awesome sites to see and places to eat, so it’s highly recommended that you spend a little extra time in the area!

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