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Hospitality & Tourism

In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...

Commerce RI approves TIF for Newport hotel, 2 Innovation Vouchers and...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo voted July 23 to approve an estimated $3.5 million in...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo  has nominated nine individuals to the new R.I. Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board, and five individuals to serve on the Library Board of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo goes to brewery and cuts taxes for small businesses

PAWTUCKET – Continuing her platform to make Rhode Island more “business-friendly,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed bills Thursday to cut taxes and fees for...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $922,558 in February. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $69,610 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. collects $922.6K in 5% hotel tax in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island in February totaled $922,558, a 15.2 percent increase year over year, according...
COLLECTIONS OF THE LOCAL 1 percent hotel tax in March totaled $251,919, a 9.5 percent decline year over year.

March collections of local 1% hotel tax fall year over year

PROVIDENCE – March collections of the local 1 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island declined 9.5 percent year over year to $251,919 from $278,000,...
THE BUILDING at 213 Westminster St., originally built for the Providence Journal, has been sold. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Westminster’s Providence Journal and Kresge buildings planned for hotel renovation

PROVIDENCE – The energy of Westminster Street and the beauty of the 1902 Providence Journal building have attracted a Washington, D.C.-based hotel developer who...
THE R.I. COMMERCE Corp. approved tax increment financing for Hammetts Wharf LLC to develop an 80,000-square-foot mixed-use development that includes a hotel and a waterfront restaurant. Above, a rendering of the building, which is the first building on the right. / COURTESY PEREGRINE GROUP

Commerce RI approves TIF for Newport hotel, 2 Innovation Vouchers and...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo voted Monday evening to approve an estimated $3.5 million in...

Twin River enters merger agreement with Del.-based Dover Downs, plans to...

LINCOLN - Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. of Dover, Del.,...
The Hilton Garden Inn at the T.F. Green Airport has been sold to MCR Development LLC of New York.

Hilton Garden Inn in Warwick sold for $19M to MCR Development

WARWICK – The 160-room Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick has been purchased by MCR Development LLC, the seventh-largest hotel owner in the U.S.The purchase price...
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Women in the lead in hospitality

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently relaunched the Women in Hospitality Council with more than 65 women on the outdoor patio at NYLO Hotel...
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