Providence Walks: The East Side
The Providence East Side walking tour provides a comprehensive look at the city’s East
Side. It was created to highlight 17 storied
institutions and inform participants about
the city’s history, from its founding by Roger
Williams in 1636 through the present day.
The tour includes Brown University and
Benefit Street, which is lined with stately
mansions, awe-inspiring architecture and is
also home to the Providence Athenaeum.
“The walking tour also presents the
history of the city through the eyes of some
of its greatest residents, including religious
visionary Roger Williams; the father of
modern science fiction, H.P. Lovecraft; and
the cultural leaders of the Brown family,”
says Christina Robbio, communications and
social media manager at the Providence
Experience Rhode Island Tours,
Providence is well known for its culinary
offerings, which groups can enjoy in numerous ways, including via the An Evening in
➤ The 564-room Omni Providence Hotel ( www.omnihotels.com) is scheduled to begin a renovation of
its guest rooms and corridors in spring 2016.
➤ At press time, the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel ( www.marriott.com) was on track to
complete a lobby and guest room renovation by the end of this year.
➤ The Providence Biltmore ( www.providencebiltmore.com) completed a renovation earlier this year
that included updates to its lobby, guest rooms and meeting spaces.
➤ At press time, Residence Inn Providence Warwick ( www.marriott.com) was scheduled to begin a
full property renovation Dec. 1, including upgrading all 96 guest rooms and public spaces. The project
is scheduled for completion by March 2016.
➤ Holiday Inn Express & Suites Warwick-Providence Airport ( www.ihg.com) recently renovated its
lobby, 146 guest rooms and meeting spaces.
➤ Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/ Warwick ( http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com) recently
renovated its guest rooms, lobby and public spaces.
➤ Newport Marriott ( www.newportmarriott.com) reopened in April, debuting an extensive transformation, including renovations to all 320 guest rooms and suites, lobby and common areas, as well
as the addition of a new harborside restaurant, MainSail, and two new bars.
➤ In October, the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina ( www.newporthotel.com) opened Saltwater Harborside Dining, featuring a fireside lounge, a harbor view dining room and alfresco dining overlooking the hotel’s 60-slip marina. The hotel’s guest rooms will receive new soft goods by March 2016.
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