Hospitality & Tourism

Goldstein alleges discrimination by RIAC, reaches $192K severance agreement

WARWICK – The R.I. Airport Corp. reached a severance agreement with Patricia “Patti” Goldstein, former senior vice president of marketing and communications, in return...
THREE RHODE ISLAND RESTAURANTS were named to the 2019 OpenTable 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America list.

3 R.I. restaurants make OpenTable’s 2019 most romantic list

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island restaurants were named to OpenTable’s 2019 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, the company announced Wednesday.Bouchard Restaurant and Inn...
THERE WAS $6.5 million wagered on bets in Rhode Island related to the National Football League's 2019 Super Bowl held on Sunday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

DOR: $6.5M wagered in R.I. on bets related to Super Bowl

PROVIDENCE - Bettors in Rhode Island wagered $6.5 million on bets related to the 2019 Super Bowl, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $414,728 in October, a 17.5 percent decline from October 2017. Collections from realtors and homeowners totaled $10,436 for the month, an 89.1 percent decline year over year. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

DOR: 1% hotel tax collection dips $88K in Oct.

RHODE ISLAND - Collection of the 1 percent local hotel tax in Rhode Island declined 17.5 percent, or $88,006, year over year to $414,728...
PASSIONATE BREWER: Morgan Snyder Jr., center, is co-owner of Buttonwoods Craft Brewing. Snyder has worked in the brewing industry, including home brewing, since graduating college in 2011. Adam Henderson of East Providence tastes the “30 Is The New 40” double IPA. At left is bartender Jennie Paquin. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Neighborhood born, brewed

In one year, Buttonwoods Craft Brewing LLC has grown from a Kickstarter campaign to an employer of seven.Co-owner Morgan Snyder Jr. opened the Cranston-based...
THE OCEAN HOUSE in the Watch Hill area of Westerly received a Five Diamond award from AAA, the organization's highest rating award. / COURTESY THE OCEAN HOUSE

Ocean House named Five Diamond hotel by AAA again

WESTERLY – The Ocean House was named the only Five Diamond hotel in Rhode Island by AAA Northeast Thursday.The Ocean House has earned Five...
NORWEGIAN AIR Shuttle is raising $353 million in a rights issue underwritten by investors including shipping magnate John Fredriksen. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Norwegian Air gets lifeline with backing of Norway’s richest man

NEW YORK - Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA gained the backing of Norway’s richest man, providing some stability to the struggling discount carrier as it searches...

BankRI provides $20M loan to finance construction of Hammetts Wharf Hotel

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island said it has procured financing to provide a $20.5 million loan to Newport-based Hammetts Wharf LLC for construction of...
The Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center has sold for more than $14 million./COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE

Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center in Newport sold for $14.3M

NEWPORT – The Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center has been sold for $14.3 million to a New York-based hotel development company, Dovetail + Co,...

New owners open Aquidneck Club on former Carnegie Abbey grounds

PORTSMOUTH – A small group of previous owners of the Carnegie Abbey Club has founded The Aquidneck Club, a sporting and country club.The new...
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