Why Meet in Providence, Rhode Island?

Providence combines the best of a quaint New England town with the amenities and hip sophistication of a big city. Acclaimed restaurants, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and beautifully preserved historic architecture combine to make Providence a destination for inspiration.

Hotels Within Walking Distance

Providence's compact, walkable downtown offers a variety of hotel options within walking distance of the RI Convention CenterProvidence Place mall and plenty of dining and entertainment venues. Learn More ›



Rhode Island Convention Center

Accessibility and ease are the hallmarks of the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC). Centrally located in the heart of Providence and just off Interstate 95, the RICC is within a short distance of 3,000 hotel rooms. It is connected via skybridge to the 14,000-seat Amica Mutual Pavilion arena on one side and to the 564-room Omni Providence Hotel on the other. The Omni is, in turn, connected to Providence Place mall.

We've Got Flavor

Providence is home to Johnson & Wales University, the world’s largest culinary educator, and plenty of those graduates stick around. Among foodies, Providence is known as a red-hot destination and has been featured in magazines such as Food & Wine and Saveur.

This Town is on Fire

During the warm weather months, tens of thousands of people converge on WaterFire. This series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence entices with aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music. National Geographic Traveler named it one of the 20 “must-see” events in the U.S.

We Walk The Walk

Providence’s safe and compact downtown area makes it an extremely walkable city. Great restaurants, elegant hotels, stellar shopping, a vibrant nightlife and plenty of family fun are all within blocks of each other.

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