The Providence Biltmore Completes $13 Million Renovation
Landmark Hotel Shines Brighter Than Ever
September 29, 2015
The Providence Biltmore, a landmark hotel in downtown Providence, has completed a $13 million renovation designed to add new luster to the authentic character of the historic property while infusing the most desirable contemporary amenities throughout.
The Biltmore’s reputation as a gem of a hotel aptly set in the center of a city once recognized as a jewelry-making hub was the inspiration for Parker-Torres, the international design firm responsible for the transformation. From the soaring lobby with its grand staircase to the spectacular rooftop ballroom overlooking a sparkling skyline – and including every spacious guestroom in between – the hotel shines brighter than ever. Rich colors, jewelry-like elements, and glimmers of gold blend seamlessly with modern finishes and unique furnishings to provide the perfect mix of luxury and functionality.
“The Biltmore is an iconic landmark cherished by the city and generations of visitors,”
said Todd Finard, CEO of Finard Properties, the hotel’s owner and operator. “Our goal was to respect the historic essence of the hotel, while creating welcoming spaces that satisfy the sensibilities and needs of today’s travelers.”
A memorable design statement begins to unfold in the lobby, with its sense of timeless elegance. Impressive, classical architecture is punctuated by inviting seating areas with the convenience of television monitors, work spaces and ample opportunities for charging devices.
Guests also will appreciate the Providence Biltmore’s newly redesigned 294 guestrooms. Residential in feel, supreme comfort is assured with the exclusive, custom made king sized Biltmore Bed in every room. Generously sized executive suites with well-lit workstations cater to business travelers set against a backdrop of cityscape views. The Fitness Center has been doubled in size and boasts a full complement of Life Fitness equipment.
Always the most coveted destination in the city for social and business gatherings, the Providence Biltmore’s legendary rooftop Grand Ballroom, expanded L’Apogee reception area, and light filled meeting spaces have been made more glamorous. Stunning carpets draw the eye while luxe drapery treatments perfectly frame panoramic views of the city.
The Providence Biltmore is located at 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903. For more information about the hotel, visit online at www.providencebiltmore.com.
About the Providence Biltmore:
Commanding a premier location in the heart of downtown Providence since its opening in 1922, this historic and beloved landmark hotel places guests at the center of city life and attractions. The Providence Biltmore comprises 294 guestrooms; 19,000 sq. ft. of function space, including 13 meeting and banquet rooms and a rooftop grand ballroom with panoramic views of the city. The Spa at the Providence Biltmore (the city’s only full hotel spa), McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant and Starbucks are located in the lobby. Other amenities include business center, fitness center, WI-FI Internet access, and valet parking and House Car.