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Site work has begun for construction of a four-story, 198-room hotel and conference center to replace the 1950s-era Seaview Hotel. more
The newly appointed director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, Scott Jensen, paid a visit recently to my Newport radio station with the outgoing executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Jody Sullivan. One of the … more
Newport ballet troupe Island Moving Company has 10 dancers and five staff members, but manages to draw hundreds to its performances of "The Nutcracker" at year's end, in part by holding it at the city's Rosecliff mansion. Normally a draw … more
PROVIDENCE – A new National Park Service report shows that 51,523 visitors to the Roger Williams National Memorial spent $2.9 million in the state last year, a 7.4 percent increase over 2013. That spending resulted in 42 jobs and had a … more
The Providence Biltmore has affiliated with Hilton Worldwide by joining its Curio Collection, a global group of hotels known for their uniqueness and authenticity. more
Last week the owners of Twin River made public a proposal to build a 150- to 250-room hotel on the Lincoln site, something they believe will help protect the state’s largest gambling facility from the effects of the introduction of gaming in Massachusetts. more
John E. Taylor Jr., chairman of the board for Twin River Worldwide Holdings, parent company for Lincoln’s Twin River, has helped develop a diversification strategy that includes the July 2014, $250 million purchase of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi in Biloxi, Miss. more
For an institution as steeped in tradition as the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, 2014 has seen radical change. In May, the 60-year-old hall broke ground on a $15.7 million renovation and expansion project that will see the Victorian complex add three new courts, additional stadium seats, new interpretive exhibits and a new building on Memorial Boulevard. more
At the conclusion of its 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Rhode Island Access to Medical Technology Innovation Act and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed the bill into law effective July 1, 2014. more
Rhode Island’s average hotel occupancy rate for May increased 4.7 percent over last May, exceeding the 3.6 percent rate for New England, and tourism experts say new and trusted marketing strategies, and pent-up demand are the reason. more
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