Updated February 28 at 6:22pm
Hospitality & Tourism
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The four communities with the most hotels in the state – Providence, Warwick, Newport and Middletown – saw healthy increases in activity almost across the board in May as the tourist season kicked off. more
The Great Chowder Cook-off in Newport brings in a stellar group of chefs to compete with Rhode Island’s best. Chowder luminaries arrived this year from restaurants in California, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington State – not to mention from across the ocean. more
As manager Rick Erickson concluded his tour of the patio at Jacky’s Galaxie at Waterplace, the reservation phone rang at the host station. As if on cue, the caller asked, “Is the outside patio open tonight?” more
The state’s restaurant industry continues to fire on all cylinders. As the peak summer season kicked off, there were widespread reports of packed houses, and waiting times for tables were commonplace even in downtown Providence, as well as in the traditional hotspots of Newport and Narragansett. more
Travel + Leisure magazine has named Rhode Island’s Ocean House at Watch Hill the top-ranked resort hotel in the continental U.S., as well as the No. 5 hotel worldwide in the 2014 World’s Best Awards. more
Traci Butler and her husband cut out vacations after the U.S. recession five years ago. This week, the couple is taking their two boys on a weeklong trip that includes a July 4th visit to the nation’s capital, just a few weeks after touring Italy on their own. more
The state of Rhode Island collected $830,464 in April under its 5 percent hotel tax, a decline of $114,299 or 12.1 percent from the $944,763 collected a year earlier in April 2013, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
Still 11 months away, the Volvo Ocean Race has captured 4,500 nights of lodging already – a growing number not only in Newport County, where the race will makes its stopover, but in Providence as well. more
Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein has appointed a temporary receiver to oversee the Blue Grotto restaurant’s finances and assets, following the closure of the Federal Hill eatery earlier this month. more
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants in Rhode Island totaled $1.77 million in April, an increase of 2.8 percent compared with the $1.73 million collected in April 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Thursday. more
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