It is said that every Rhode Islander visits the Biltmore Hotel at least once. Now the Graduate Providence, the Biltmore opened in 1922 became a hub for social activity in downtown Providence, a legacy that continues today. In its early days, the Biltmore sought creative ways to bring fresh produce to its tables in the middle of a bustling city; as a result, the building featured a rooftop garden where vegetables were grown. Sadly, the Biltmore experienced a financial slump, and closed its doors in 1974. After undergoing a million-dollar renovation and restoring its 1922 charm, the hotel was reopened in 1979, ensuring an elegant experience for native Rhode Islanders and visitors alike.