Hospitality
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Slow, modest growth characterized the past year in the Rhode Island lodging and restaurant industries, and more of the same is forecast for 2014, according to experts speaking at the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s 10th annual Economic Outlook Breakfast held Thursday. more
It is about time that the “All In Our Backyard” bandwagon stopped in front of our favorite restaurant. The campaign that is making great strides in attempting to lift Rhode Islanders out of our self-imposed doldrums came to the forefront about the same time as the doldrums this summer. more
A garden-style pavilion proposed as a welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers, one of the nation’s most famous landmarks of the Gilded Age, was rejected by Newport’s Historic District Commission because it was not compatible with style and materials of the mansion, according to a city planner who did an analysis of the proposal. more
Martha Sheridan has more than 20 years of experience in destination marketing, and has accrued awards that underscore her ability to market not only Providence and Warwick, but the state. more
Report has Newport tourism agencies are feeling good as they gear up for the kickoff to the region’s peak tourist season this Labor Day weekend. more
There are dining events aplenty in September throughout the state. Among the highlights: a Restaurant Week, a gala night to honor one of the area’s best-known chefs and one of the nation’s best-known food and wine festivals. more
Gourmet Heaven on Weybosset Street in downtown Providence looks like a Manhattan deli, from the giant salad bar and steam table, to the tiny seating area perched above the shelves and wide array of chicken cutlets piled in the refrigerated counter. more
From the family-owned Lilypad moored in Newport Harbor to six arrivals at Fox Point Marina in Providence this summer operated by Boston-based SleepAfloat, houseboats are among the newest entrants to the state’s hospitality industry. more
Jeffrey O’Brien’s Main Street is made up of the waterways around Newport. His address is on a wharf. When he envisions the expansion of his increasingly busy tour-boat business, Gansett Cruise, he considers a second boat to respond to the demand he’s already serving in Westerly’s Watch Hill area. He thinks about adding a fishing boat to take out people who buy a ticket at a time, so they won’t have to charter a whole boat. more
Hotel rooms in Nice, France were running $400 per night and Wendy York of Cranston needed to find more reasonably priced accommodations in time for her best friend’s wedding. more
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