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Our Story and Team

A New England Hotel Company with A Visionary Spirit

A second-generation family business, Newport Hotel Group has earned its reputation as a sophisticated owner and operator of diverse hotel properties. While our company still upholds the close-knit character of its beginnings, our experienced management team has over 100 collective years of hotel and real estate experience.
Our Company Today 

Our Company Today 

In addition to their first business venture, the Hotel Viking, Newport Hotel Group has purchased, renovated, developed, and managed over a dozen hotels in six states, totaling more than 2,000 guest rooms. These range from 50-room boutique waterfront hotels to 300-room full-service convention properties. We have run both independent and branded hotels. We have also operated hotels on behalf of public companies, investment funds, and investor groups. With a deep understanding of hotel operations on the front-line level, Jon and Douglas Cohen have the sophistication and expertise to work with lenders and financial institutions on multi-million-dollar real estate transactions. Today, Newport Hotel Group enjoys a leading reputation in the New England hotel market.

Meet Our Team

Most of our senior executives have worked side-by-side with the principals of Newport Hotel Group since the early 1990s. Accordingly, they share the principals' detailed approach to management coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit.

In many cases, senior management began their careers with large corporate hotel companies, including Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt, before joining Newport Hotel Group.

For example, Scott Alemany, Director of Hotel Operations, was a 15-year veteran of Marriott International before joining us as General Manager of the Hotel Viking in 1995. Scott brought invaluable sales and marketing systems knowledge to our independent hotel property.

Today, our management professionals take a hands-on approach, applying carefully developed controls to track the success of management initiatives at each hotel daily. Each member of our team plays an essential role in our success. To learn more about Newport Hotel Group's leadership, see our management team bios below:

Douglas D. Cohen


Douglas Cohen focuses on the feasibility, financing, design, construction, and overall development strategy for hotel acquisitions and new developments.

Jon E. Cohen


Jon Cohen is responsible for the general management of Newport Hotel Group, including oversight of all facets of hotel operations, interfacing with management and human resources teams, and development of corporate strategy.

Scott J. Alemany

Corporate Director of Operations

Scott Alemany joined Newport Hotel Group in 1995. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the General Manager of the Hotel Viking and The Inn at Newport Beach (now the Newport Beach Hotel and Suites).

Don McCall

Chief Financial Officer

Don McCall has been the CFO of Newport Hotel Group since 1999. He is responsible for corporate financial reporting, including tax compliance, lending relationships, and investor management correspondence.

Linda Nunes

Corporate Director of Human Resources

Linda Nunes joined Newport Hotel Group in 1995, serving as Director of Human Resources at The Hotel Viking before assuming her current position.

Suzanne Buker

Internet Marketing Manager / Office Manager

Suzanne Buker has been the office manager for Newport Hotel Group since 2001, and prior to that at the Hotel Viking from 1990 to 2001.

Kristen Martucci

Human Resources Manager

Kristen Martucci is the Human Resources Manager for Bristol Harbor Inn, and the Newport Beach Hotel and Suites. She has been working for Newport Hotel Group since 2000.