Number of Properties: 35 plus
Number of Rooms in Greater Providence Area: 5,500
Total Number Rooms Within One Mile of Rhode Island Convention Center: 2,200
Rhode Island Convention Center:
- 167,000 sq. ft. of event space
- 100,000-sq.-ft. exhibition hall
- 20,000-sq.-ft. ballroom
- 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
- 30,000 sq. ft. of registration/prefunction space
What They're Saying
"We were extremely pleased with the way that the CVB, Convention Center staff, and hotel staff all work together to provide a seamless meeting experience."
- Pam Peterson, Program Director, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
“Our partners in Providence did not let us down and went above and beyond to help make this event a big success and a great send off for our athletes going to Rio.”
- Ron Galimore, Chief Operating Officer, USA Gymnastics
"Providence was a great city for our conference - we enjoyed how walkable the city is and the numerous independent dining options - there are many for a smaller city!"
- Sarah Donaldson, Golbon Fall Member
"Charming northeastern town without the negative aspects of the 'bigger cities.' Beautiful views, excellent food, a plethora of character. What more could you need?"
- Shanan Atkinson, Environmental Bankers Association
Shouldn’t Meetings Be More Than Badges and Ballrooms? Have your next event where art lives and breathes in every corner. Where you can be inspired by faculty and students from an Ivy League powerhouse, an elite culinary college, and one of the top art schools in the country. Where creativity isn’t just something to strive for — it’s a way of life. Let your destination be the inspiration.
With world-class, innovative restaurants, ample hotel space and eclectic shopping, Providence, RI is ideal for meetings and events. Known as The Creative Capital, Providence offers an array of arts and cultural offerings, including multisensory art installation WaterFire, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. Providence was named one of the “52 Places (in the World) to Go in 2016” by The New York Times.
Nearby Warwick, RI is centrally located, and within easy reach of just about any destination in the state. Warwick features miles of scenic coastline and spectacular views, and offers additional hotel, dining, shopping and entertainment options.
The PWCVB is a 2016 Pinnacle Award Winner – “Best CVB/DMO - Northeast” – as voted on by Successful Meetings readers.
The PWCVB adheres to Rhode Island's anti-discrimination law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity or expression. For details, click here.