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Puglisi named new general manager of The Vanderbilt

MASSIMILIANO PUGLISI was recently named the new general manager of The Vanderbilt mansion hotel in Newport. Puglisi, a native of Italy, has worked in...

R.I. meal, beverage tax collections decline 3.9% in 2018

PROVIDENCE – Meal and beverage tax collections from Rhode Island restaurants declined 3.9 percent in 2018 to $14.6 million compared with the $15.2 million...

Coming to Rhode Island?

What size businesses are most needed in Rhode Island? Any-sized businesses: 53.9% Midsized businesses: 46.1% Small businesses: 0% Large corporations: 0%Which industries are most needed in Rhode Island?...
COLLECTION OF THE 1 percent hotel tax in December increased 17.5 percent year over year to $187,686. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Dec. 1% hotel tax collection continues climb

PROVIDENCE – December collections of the 1 percent hotel tax totaled $187,686, a 17.5 percent increase year over year from December 2016’s $159,701, according...

ZDS Welcome New Associate/Senior Project Manager

Dan Kwasniewski, AIA, has joined ZDS Architecture & Interiors as a Senior Project Manager and Associate with 20 years of experience. Dan has extensive...

ZDS Announces Kiernan as Lead Interior Designer

ZDS Architecture & Interiors welcomes Billie Kiernan as Lead Interior Design. Billie brings over twenty years of experience in the design industry. Billie worked...
RHODE ISLAND'S 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections showed double-digit year-over-year growth through November. Pictured is the Chanler at Cliff Walk hotel in Newport. / COURTESY THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK

1% hotel tax receipts show growth year over year

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island hotels saw year-over-year increases in collections of 1 percent hotel tax in November, according to data released by the state...
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...

Farouk Rajab

Farouk Rajab has been named General Manager of the Providence Marriott Downtown. Previously he was the general manager of the Westin Minneapolis. Rajab is...

Mike Barrett

Mike Barrett has been named Director of Business Development at the Providence Marriott Downtown. His background includes sales and marketing positions for Westin Hotel...
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