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The AAC&U Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment and the AAC&U Forum on Digital Innovation will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC). The Omni Hotel has an indoor walkway to the RICC. The Graduate is a short 4-minute walk away!

Omni Providence

  • One West Exchange Street

This landmark hotel in Providence is connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center, Amica Mutual Pavilion and the Providence Place Mall. With this premier Providence downtown hotel location, guests at Omni Providence Hotel will find themselves within walking distance of the city's main college campuses, historic attractions, gourmet restaurants, upscale shopping, entertainment and more. Providence was recently named No. 3 in America's Most Charming Cities by Travel + Leisure. Rich with the history and style of Providence, the hotel offers 18 beautifully decorated meeting rooms totaling 22,877 square feet of meeting space to accommodate any size gathering. Visitors to the hotel enjoy their choice of dining venues including Fleur Restaurant, Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar and Morsel's. For those in search of the spirit of the city, Omni Providence Hotel, with its stunning views of downtown, places you within reach of all the best that Providence has to offer. Satisfying the needs of both the active and serene traveler. - See more at: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/providence#sthash.3iMnOZEQ.dpuf

Group Rate: $229

Reservation deadline for this hotel is March 22nd.

Fitness Center: Sixth floor, open 24 hours (accessible by guest key)

Morsels Coffee Shop: Second floor, open daily at 6 a.m.

Gift Shop: Second floor, open Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: First floor, open Monday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m.

Marcelino's Boutique Bar: Just next door to the Omni, open Sun.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-1 a.m. and Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.


Graduate Providence

  • 11 Dorrance Street

LANDMARK LODGINGS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE Built in 1922, this landmark locale (formerly the Providence Biltmore) is bursting with old-school charm. Look up for a view of the lobby’s original ornate ceiling and famed glass-and-brass elevator. Throughout, layers of plaid, tweed and leather provide a healthy dose of post-grad bachelor pad. Mix in some laughs from locals and alums (there’s something about those Farrelly brothers) and you get a hotel with as much humor as history. Located in the center of downtown, Graduate Providence is an unmatched setting for weddings, reunions and other celebrations. The historic venue boasts a whopping 18,000 square feet of event space (hello, Grand Ballroom!) and is close to the campuses of Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College, Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island College. Whether you’re in town for a meeting, a wedding or to cheer on your alma mater, we’re here to make your visit memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff (#humblebrag) will guide you around Providence, so that you feel like a local even if it’s your first time in town. Our rooms are ready for a night like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate–be ready to be inspired.

Group Rate: $199

Reservation deadline for this hotel is March 22nd.

Fitness Center: Mezzanine level, open 24 hours (accessible by guest key)

Poindexter Coffee: Lobby level, open daily 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

Reiner's: Lobby level, open Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.