Hospitality & Tourism

Restaurants to inspect themselves

Concerned about the limited number of state health inspectors, the Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association is launching a voluntary self-inspection program for food-service...
THE HOLIDAY INN South Kingstown has just undergone a $3 million upgrade that included a new exterior, redecorated rooms and a revamped pool area. /

Growth comes slowly<br> to South County hotel scene

As the demand for lodging in South County increases, communities and hotel developers are trying to strike a balance between the region’s preference for...
THE CROWNE PLAZA has been completely redecorated and upgraded, with a new earth-tone color scheme and furniture custom-made by an upscale Toronto company. /

Crowne Plaza to expand again<br> right after $6M upgrade

The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings in Warwick is in the final phase of a $6 million renovation project in which all the...
DOWNCITY OWNER Abby Cabral goes over floor plans with food-service sales rep Noel Moreira in the space to which the restaurant is moving, at 50 Weybosset St. /

A year after kitchen fire, Downcity has new home

Between the atmosphere, the meatloaf and the Sex in the Downcity martinis, customers found a lot to adore about Downcity Food and Cocktails, and...
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Let them eat cake – in bite-sized portions

According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 chefs across the country, the hottest trend in food for 2007 is desserts. But don’t...

Public health should take higher priority

The Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association is to be commended for creating a self-inspection program for food-service establishments. Developed with cooperation from the...
WITH THE TRUCK are Priscilla Young, left, executive director of Big Sisters of Rhode Island; Lynne Kelly, center, Collette's community relations manager; and Jennifer Wilson, a former Big Sisters chairwoman and Collette's vice president of human resources. /

Big Sisters of R.I. honors Collette <br> with logo on donation-center...

ig Sisters of Rhode Island recognized Pawtucket-based Collette Vacations as its 2007 lead corporate partner recently by putting Collette’s logo on a Big Sisters...

Should al fresco dining be restricted?

This week’s poll asked local business leaders how they feel about dining al fresco, both as a customer and as a neighbor of restaurants...
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A proud standard-bearer for R.I. hospitality

The Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association was formed in 1982 by the merger of the Rhode Island Restaurant Association and the Rhode Island...
HOTEL ASSET Value Enhancement of Tiverton, which will run the hotel, joined with Acorn Asset Management of California to buy it. /

Hotel Providence is sold<br> for undisclosed sum

PROVIDENCE – Tiverton-based Hotel Asset Value Enhancement LLC and Sacramento-based Acorn Asset Management Inc. have bought the Hotel Providence from founder Stanley Weiss for...
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