Peter de Savary and Vanderbilt Hall of Newport Raise Over Thirty Thousand Dollars to Benefit amFAR With Kylie Minogue and John Paul Gaultier

Jun 07, 2010, 15:57 ET from Vanderbilt Hall

NEWPORT, R.I., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 3rd, Peter de Savary, Owner and Chairman of Vanderbilt Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, partnered with celebrities Kylie Minogue and John Paul Gaultier to raise over thirty thousand dollars to benefit The Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) at the Foundation's "Inspiration Gala" in New York City.  

Celebrating all aspects of men's style for the benefit of Aids research, the trio joined to present the "The Inspiration Weekender," a live-auction package featuring a "Vanderbilt Gilded Experience."  Designed by de Savary to provide the winning bidder with the ultimate "Private Members Club" experience, the prize package will include a luxurious stay at Vanderbilt Hall in Newport, an evening with Kylie Minogue at the Watermill Summer Benefit in the Hamptons on Saturday, July 24th, and a custom couture design by John Paul Gaultier.  The generous outcome of this winning bid, combined with other exclusive and fashionable live-auction items, made the celebrated event a great success.

"We are thrilled to be promoting such a worthy cause with Kylie Minogue, John Paul Gaultier and other celebrity guests and are looking forward to welcoming the winning bidders to Newport and Vanderbilt Hall," said Peter de Savary.  Guests of the evening also included Ricky Martin, Cyndi Lauper, Cheyenne Jackson, Kenneth Cole, Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne and many other fashion and entertainment stars.

As guests of Vanderbilt Hall, winners of "The Inspiration Weekender" will experience a luxurious stay and a rare opportunity to experience Vanderbilt Hall, a mansion hotel and private members club in the heart of historic Newport.  The package will include exquisite dining in Monty's Bar and Dining Room, blissful massage treatments at The Vanderbilt Spa by "Yon-Ka"(of Paris, France), and a rare opportunity to experience Newport Harbor from de Savary's private motor yacht.  Guests will also enjoy de Savary's private collection of American Illustration Art, which is the third largest in the country, next to that of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

Peter de Savary, International entrepreneur, sportsman and philanthropist, is recognized around the world for his boutique hotels and his unique private clubs which include the fabled Skibo Castle in Scotland, where Madonna wed Guy Ritchie.  Amongst his many creations are the St James' Clubs (London, Paris, Antigua, New York & Los Angeles), Bovey Castle, Glenborrodale Castle, Carnegie Abbey, Cherokee Plantation, The Abaco Club, Mount Cinnamon & Port Louis and The Cary Arms.

The red-carpet event was the first of three set to honour men's style and raise money for AIDS research. Other galas will be held in Los Angeles and Paris.

Vanderbilt Hall, 41 Mary Street, Newport, Rhode Island, 401-846-6200,

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