Ocean House Management LLC and Watch Hill Properties LLC will affiliate with and manage the Watch Hill Inn, renovating it in time for the summer season as a luxury boutique inn in Westerly’s Watch Hill neighborhood.
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants totaled $1.61 million in November, an increase of 1.3 percent compared with the $1.59 million collected in November 2012, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Friday.
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association on Wednesday hailed a new restaurant industry forecast from the National Restaurant Association that projects growth of 2.3 percent in sales this year in the Ocean State.
Known best for its culinary-arts program, Johnson & Wales University offers degrees in the arts and sciences, business, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Not typically considered a school for athletes, the university in fact has 22 varsity athletic sports at the Providence campus. Three programs debuted in 2013 –- women’s field hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse – while women’s hockey was added as a club sport this year. This past year, the university also completed construction of the school’s first athletic fields. more
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