The Providence Biltmore, RI - Providence, Rhode Island - Historic Hotel Hosts Modern Spa Near Downtown Convention Center


The Providence Biltmore, RI, is located at 11 Dorrance Street in the downtown area of this southern New England capital city.

This hotel, modeled on the North Carolina Vanderbilt Biltmore Estate, first opened its doors in 1922. This hotel is on the National Preservation Register and is one of the Historic Hotels of America.

In 1979, the hotel was closed for a 2 year, $7.5 million renovation project.

It is adjacent to the Convention Center and the Providence Place Mall with its 170 stores, eateries and entertainment options that include a 16 theater cinema and an I-Max theater.

The 292 rooms and suites at this hotel all come with amenities that include wireless internet access, voice mail, data ports and cable television. The smallest and most popular accommodations, the Junior Suites occupy roughly 600 sq. ft. This hotel claims that these are the largest sleeping quarters available in the State of Rhode Island.

The Providence Biltmore, RI, is home to the Red Door Elizabeth Arden Spa. Its listing of available service includes health and relaxation as well as beauty treatments and hair styling.

The spa specializes in bridal services and make up artistry. It is open by appointment only on Sundays from 10 AM - 6PM, on Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM - 7 PM and on Thursday from 9 AM - 8 PM. On Saturday it is open for 12 hours, from 8 AM - 8 PM.

Weddings, social events and meetings are attended to by this hotel with 19,000 sq. ft. of event venues. The largest space, the Grand Ballroom, can seat a banquet of as many as 400 people in its 4,212 sq. ft. of space.

The Providence Biltmore, RI, has a long list of audio/video equipment and services that it can provide for business events and meetings.

The hotel has valet parking service available for hotel guests.

Pets are prohibited from accompanying travelers to this hotel, however service animals traveling with people with disabilities are welcomed.

There are spa relaxation and bed and breakfast guest packages that are available daily at this hotel

There is one in-house restaurant, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at the hotel though dozens of other dining options are nearby. Over 30 varieties of fresh seafood rotate onto the menu, which is changed two times a day. Local and international catches both appear here. Beef, poultry and pastas also appear on the menu.

The hotel bar is here as well, which features cocktails using fresh juices, a lengthy list of wines and low cost food to go with a drink at Happy Hour.

The restaurant caters to small and large private events.

The Cornerstone Catering Company is also based at this hotel to cater to business and social events on-site or elsewhere in the Providence area.

Photo of the Biltmore

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