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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hospitality & Tourism

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...

Stop taxpayer subsidies for stadiums

Your tax dollars are being wasted, on an enormous scale, by uncompetitive socialist enterprises that ignore the basic rules of economics.I refer, of course,...
the prop: Jeff Roy holds a model Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The plane embodies the theme of Collette’s new travel blog, Traveling Well. “I think if we’re talking flight, this is a pretty good representation of it.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Jeff Roy, 37

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, REVENUE MANAGEMENT & PRICING – COLLETTEWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? Hopefully, I’ll still be with Collette. I’ll...
the prop: Wine is an important part of the business, and it’s a passion of DeQuattro. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Esther DeQuattro, 37

PROPRIETOR – PANE VINO AND MASSIMO RESTAURANTSWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I hope to be growing our restaurant group. It...
GROUPS THAT BOOKED meetings, conventions or sporting events with the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau at the R.I. Convention Center and/or at the Dunkin' Donuts Center alone accounted for approximately $51.9 million of direct spending in fiscal 2018. / COURTESY THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

PWCVB-booked meetings, conventions and events yield $73.7M in FY18

PROVIDENCE – Meetings, conventions and sporting events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau yielded $73.7 million in direct spending in the...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has found “insufficient cause” to revisit the docking questions raised by the town of New Shoreham over the proposed facility at Old Harbor for Rhode Island Fast Ferry. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

DPUC denies attempt to revisit Block Island Fast Ferry dock issue,...

WARWICK – The long-running dispute between a company wanting to add seasonal ferry service to Block Island, and the town of New Shoreham and...
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