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COLLECTION OF THE 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island increased 8.5 percent year over year in August. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $135,027 of total collection. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I.’s 5% hotel tax collection up in August

PROVIDENCE – The 5 percent hotel tax collection in Rhode Island in August increased 8.5 percent year over year to $3.2 million, an increase...
THE CHANLER at Cliff Walk and The Spiced Pear at The Chanler have been nominated for 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. / COURTESY THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK

Expansion of 1% hotel tax drives year-over-year gains for R.I. towns,...

PROVIDENCE – Thanks to the expansion of the state’s 1 percent hotel tax to include online hosting platforms and home rentals, revenue for August...
JOE GEBBIA, co-founder of Airbnb and a RISD graduate, said his time at the Providence-based design school helped him grow the accommodation sharing company./COURTESY GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ CONSTANCE BROWN

R.I. Airbnb hosts rake in $10.8M over summer season

PROVIDENCE - Local Airbnb Inc. hosts booked stays for 52,900 incoming individuals netting $10.8 million between Memorial Day and Labor Day according to a report released...

Gebbia launches new line of adaptable office furniture

NEW YORK – Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder and 2005 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is using the skills he picked up studying...
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