Residence Inn Providence reaches topping-off point

THE CEREMONIAL TREE topper is hoisted to mark the highest point of construction at the Residence Inn Providence on Sept. 18. / COURTESY NEW HARBOR GROUP

PROVIDENCE – Construction of a nine-story hotel in downtown Providence reached a ceremonial point this week.

A ‘topping-off’ ceremony was held Tuesday to mark the completion of the steel framing. The hotel, owned by The Procaccianti Cos., will be a new Residence Inn as part of the Marriott families.

The 176-room hotel, located on West Fountain Street, is expected to be completed in 2019. It will include a restaurant and other retail open to the public at street level.

The construction manager is the Gilbane Building Co.

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The ceremony attracted Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other state and city officials.

Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at macdonald@pbn.com.