Hotel Viking in Newport, R.I. invites guests to experience the Newport International Polo Series. In addition to a discounted room rate, Hotel Viking’s 2016 Polo Experience includes four tickets to a polo match, a fully stocked picnic basket for the event, breakfast for two and no resort fee (a total bonus value of $245). The 2016 Polo Experience requires a two-night stay inclusive of a Saturday. Polo matches take place Saturdays through September. Room rates for the Aug. 6 polo match, when USA faces off against France, start at $249 per night for a Newport Guestroom with two queen beds. Book the Hotel Viking Polo Experience online at using booking code HVPOLO16 or call 401-847-3300.

“Polo is a social sporting event,” said Keith Chouinard, director of sales and marketing, Hotel Viking, “From divot stomping and meeting the players to sipping champagne on the sidelines and petting the ponies, it is no surprise more than 50 million people enjoy this global sport each year.”

Newport International Polo Series

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The Newport International Polo Series brings together teams from around the world. In addition to divot stomping, the half-time tradition where fans get on the field and stomp down the torn up turf, spectators can visit vendor booths, meet other guests and relax. On select weekends, Newport Polo hosts special events for an additional cost. There’s a New England Lobster Bake on Aug. 6when USA takes the field against France and a Jerk Grill on Aug. 20 when Jamaica faces off against USA. Matches take place on Saturdays through September at Glen Farm, a park-like setting on a portion of one-time manorial farm dating to the 1600s. For a full schedule and other details, visit

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