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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hospitality & Tourism

THE HOLIDAY INN SOHO, above, is one of two hotels that Procaccianti has acquired in Manhattan; they are its first properties in the city. /

Procaccianti buys Manhattan hotels

The Procaccianti Group last week announced it is venturing into a new market, Manhattan, with the acquisition of two hotels there, for undisclosed prices.The...

Bank of America sponsors local PBS nutrition show

In recognition of Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s 25th anniversary, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to help fund...

Rebuilding hope, and a bit of local history

Odd as it sounds, there is common ground between old diners in which people once shared coffee, eggs and companionship, and inner-city teenage males...

Here’s a tip: Good service deserves a reward

At a recent dinner party I hosted, a diner wanted to set me straight on the practice of restaurant tipping. Taking a $20 bill...

Federal agencies award R.I. $4M for three programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed today announced $4.05 million in federal funding to help Rhode Island improve its preparedness for public health emergencies;...
THE DOWNCITY, a longtime favorite with the local gay and lesbian community, reopened Sept. 7 at a new site, with anexpanded menu that includes cocktails named after well-known drag queens and other local characters. /

Taking pride in city’s gay appeal

Most people who live near the city know of Providence’s gay-friendly atmosphere. With more than five gay bars downtown, the gay and lesbian nightlife...
MASSAGE PARLORS and pawn shops now dominate the business landscape on North Main Street. /

North Main Street eyed for redesign, upgrades

A group of residents in Providence’s Summit and Mount Hope neighborhoods have been working for more than two years on a plan to revive...

Marriott seizing bookings from Expedia.com

Marriott International Inc., the world’s largest hotel operator, has battled back against online travel agents such as Expedia.com to become the eighth-biggest Internet retailer...

Latin American Film Festival seen as educational

José Torrealba sees the Providence Latin American Film Festival as much more than a venue for showing films, though it is one of the...

Hospitality industry fears loss of seasonal labor

The National Hotel on Block Island got only five employees from other countries to work seasonally on H-2B visas this year. But next year,...
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