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THE OCEAN HOUSE is one of 22 hotels participating in the Hotel Week RI promotion program running from Jan. 18 - 31. / COURTESY THE OCEAN HOUSE

State looks to boost winter tourism with Hotel Week RI

PROVIDENCE – Visitors to the Ocean State and residents looking for a local getaway will find deals at a number of luxury hotels throughout...
APPEALING SPOT: Plant City in Providence has been hailed as the world’s first plant-based food hall. It features two sit-down restaurants, a market, coffee bar and a build-your-own-bowl station. Owner Kimberley Anderson said the food hall served 200,000 people in its first five months of operation. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. restaurant industry experiencing a plant-based boom

On a busy Saturday morning inside Plant City food hall in Providence, owner Kimberley Anderson found time to strike up conversations with customers who...

Meatless fare boosts R.I. food choices

Providence’s top-rated restaurants have long been tourist draws, including several that are destinations in their own right. For the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau,...
A career working in the hospitality industry led Laurie Stroll to join Newport Hospitality in 1992. After 12 years in sales and event planning, she purchased the company in 2004. It is the first and only accredited destination-management company in Rhode Island, planning meetings, events and outside activities 
for groups and conventions. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Invest in the team to shine

Laurie Z. Stroll | Newport Hospitality Inc. (a DMC Network company) owner and president The biggest lesson I have learned over the years is that...

Longtime Twin River chairman John Taylor ‘reluctantly’ steps down

LINCOLN – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. Executive Chairman John E. Taylor Jr. said on Dec. 9 that he is “reluctantly” stepping down and...
A RENDERING of the proposed Hive Hotel Providence by Abdo Development. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT

Tax deal for Providence hotel project OK’d to go to mayor...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Tuesday night gave a second OK for a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn...
FORMER TWIN RIVER Worldwide Holdings Inc. Executive Chairman John E. Taylor Jr. addresses attendees at Providence Business News' Business Excellence Awards dinner in 2016. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Longtime Twin River chairman John Taylor ‘reluctantly’ steps down

LINCOLN – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. Executive Chairman John E. Taylor Jr. said Monday that he is “reluctantly” stepping down and giving up...
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T.F. Green traffic declines 7.2% in August

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport in August declined 7.2% year over year to 373,485 passengers enplaned and deplaned, according to R.I. Airport...
COLLECTIONS of the state's 5% hotel tax grew in September in comparison with September 2018, while the 1% hotel tax saw a year-over-year decrease. /PBN FILE PHOTO STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

DOR: State’s 5% hotel tax shows increase in September, while 1%...

PROVIDENCE – The 5% hotel tax generated $2.5 million in revenue for the state in September, a 2.4% year-over-year increase from the $2.4 million...

City Council approves tax deal for Providence hotel

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday approved a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn two vacant downtown buildings into...
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