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Things to Do in Providence, RI

Providence, Rhode Island is home to scores of exciting attractions and things to do. Whether you’re on vacation with the family or visiting Providence on business, there are plenty of spots in and near the city to take in the sights and sounds of New England. Top attractions include the historic Newport Mansions, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, ice skating at Bank of America City Center, the RISD Museum and Providence Children’s Museum, and Twin River Casino. With so much to see and do, your visit to Providence, Rhode Island is sure to be action-packed!

Cheers to the Summer of ’16

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August 30, 2016


What a summer, right?! Providence, RI has had some spectacular weather. Hot days, cool nights and fun times. The Providence Marriott Downtown shimmies and shakes all summer long with outdoor live music, special events and poolside relaxation. With the only connect indoor and outdoor pools in the state, the Providence Marriott is a busy place in the summer. Now that school is back in session and summer is winding down, the is a new vibe about the place. It’s had to say goodbye to summer. September has so much to offer and the temps stay relatively warm – perfect for sunbathing one last time before you need to pick out your Halloween costume! This September there are several MUST-DO events in Providence:

Be sure to Like the Providence Marriott Downtown on Facebook and post your favorite September activity in Providence – take a pic and post it with the #pvdmarriott and the hotel will send you a promo code for a discount off your next stay through FB message.


PS: AQUA, Providence’s only poolside lounge is still open and they’re celebrating summer until Columbus Day Weekend. Be sure to stop by for an after-work cocktail or book the exclusive and wildly popular Tower for Two package! Use promo code Zj1



Hot Deals and Cool Hotel Packages in Providence

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August 1, 2016

In the early spring, the Providence Marriott Downtown sent a survey to a group of past guests with the goal of receiving some important information. The questions asked about what their guests would want in a perfect hotel stay. Guests were asked questions that would help the marketing team create getaway packages that guests wanted to buy! Novel idea, right? Well, here’s the cool part. The guests responded and responded, to the point where the survey had to have an expiration date as only so much data could be managed. The answers were sorted and here were the results.

Every single participant* wanted some sort of food and/or beverage element included in their dream getaway package – not spa services, not tickets to area attractions but food (& beverage). Having breakfast included was a must. Complimentary room upgrade and late check out (or early check in) were next in line.

calamariSo the team at the Providence Marriott Downtown developed three new F&B based experiences:

  • Chefs’ Tasting Escape – Includes: breakfast buffet for two and a complimentary sampling from the Chef of the Bluefin Grille







  • Bourbon & Bites – Includes: breakfast buffet for two, two complimnetary appetizers and a bourbon sampling at the Bluefin Lounge







The most recent addition to the Providence Marriott’s getaway package collection is the AQUA Tower for Two package. This package showcases AQUA’s 2016 signature cocktail – you guessed it! – the Tower for Two!


This amazingly delicious and refreshing cocktail is truly cocktails for two with enough for each to have one mighty poolside beverage and a little extra. You can find this all new and extremely popular package by clicking HERE.



If you are interested in reading some cool blog posts from F&B professionals who have a PASSION for all things F&B, please visit


*some participants did not answer every question


Wicked Winter Savings!

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Providence, RI – February 1, 2016

School Vacation is right around the corner! What are your plans? Don’t count on it being 60 degrees like today! No way! Have the kids started asking: “What can we do? Our friends are going to Florida!” Well, I’m not suggesting you head to Florida (although it does sound nice).

Well, how about taking a staycation? The Providence Marriott Downtown has the biggest indoor pool in the area. Kids love it, the hotel expects you to be here during winter break so they have fun stuff (like the VIP Kids’ Escape) and it’s a close and easy mini vacation that won’t break the bank!

For a limited time, the VIP Kids’ Escape and the Romance Package: Pride and Joy Couples Escape are 20% off (based upon availability). Here’s the super-cool part…everyone who books any of the Providence Marriott’s exclusive packages in February or March will automatically be entered to win TWO seats at the The Chef’s Table Wine Dinner Series of their choice AND an overnight stay.

You’ll be glad that you thought of a little getaway. It’s good to get out and have some fun!




Besides…do you really want to chance this happening to you?

Call or click or 401.272.2400


Holidays in Providence, RI

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December 2015 | Providence, RI

The holiday season is a time to celebrate family! We love it and look forward to it every year. The Providence Marriott Downtown has some helpful travel tips to help you and your family have more time to enjoy each other rather then spending your time searching for that old blow up mattress!

Our Holiday Gift for You is available during the month of December and until January 18th – based upon availability. This is an awesome value for your visiting family. It includes a $25 credit that can be used towards breakfast at the Bluefin Grille. One less meal for you to prepare and the Bluefin Grille’s breakfast is A-MAY-ZING!

Winter is an excellent time to visit Providence. The Alex & Ani City Center skating is open and Providence Marriott guests receive an exclusive discount on admission! Providence Performing Arts Center will have Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and the Nutcracker this month. The Marriott’s complimentary shuttle service make getting there a dream! Yes, we’ll even pick you up! See more exclusive packages by clicking HERE.

If you are still looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve that is cool, fun, delicious, keeps you out of trouble but still lets you let loose and promises a snuggly night’s sleep, consider the Diamonds & Ice package. Click on the Infographic below for more information.

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New Year’s Eve in Providence, RI

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New Year’s Eve is on a Thursday this year! That means one-big-long holiday weekend! OK, so now what? The Providence Marriott Downtown has been the place to be for New Year’s Eve for over 20 years. What’s so cool about this year? It’s an evening FULL of entertainment, celebration and FUN!

  • Hors d’oeurves and signature cocktails from 7-8 PM
  • Dinner (seated and served) with menu designed by Executive Chef Franco Paterno and his master culinary team.
  • Cash Bar
  • Christopher Grace is known at the Man Who Knows Too Much- Mentalist from Boston
  • Extravagant Dessert Display
  • Champagne Toast
  • Dancing with DJ Kenny (who is adorable by the way – see below)DJ_Kenny
  • Late check out the next day and early check in on New Year’s Eve

So as you begin your search for what’s happening in Providence, RI for New Year’s Eve, visit 

Summer Hotel Deals in Providence, Rhode Island

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September 2, 2015 | Providence, RI

Summer continues in Providence. Technically for only three more weeks but during that time there are awesome hotel deals to be found! The kids have gone back to school so it’s hassle for families to get away. This is when couples can go to a resort-style hotel like the Providence Marriott Downtown and the odds of the pool being packed with kids is pretty slim! Sip on a crisp, hand-crafted cocktail while sitting on your private patio when you book the AQUA Escape only available at the Providence Marriott Downtown. If thoughts of shoveling snow have got you secretly clutching your beach floaties and sniffing your sunscreen, you will want to take advantage of this awesome end-of-summer sale.

Additional hotel deals include:


Back to School – Labor Day Sale!

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August 28, 2015 – Providence, Rhode Island

As the last few weeks of summer slip through our fingertips, there are some awesome travel deals available! The Providence Marriott Downtown has extended their Sizzling Summer Sale through the end of September. What better way to kick the back-to-school blues than with a quick weekend getaway and 15% savings! Choose from the Family Friendly Getaway (includes breakfast for two adults and up to three kids under 12 AND an in-room movie) or the AQUA Escape (includes two complimentary cocktails and an upgrade to a poolside room with private patio overlooking AQUA, Providence’s only poolside lounge! Before you know it, we’ll be shoveling snow! Don’t miss out on this great hotel deal!


Back to School Blues

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August 12, 2015 ~ Providence. RI

You know the look….that look. The one you get when you announce, “We’re going to do some back-to-school shopping this weekend!” Insert eye-rolling here. What if…what if, instead of that trip to the department store to get new school clothes, you took them to a resort-style hotel in the cool city of Providence. Until August 30th, the Providence Marriott Downtown is having an end of the Summer Sizzling Sale! Save 15% off the Family Friendly Getaway package! This package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two adults and up to 3 kids under 12, an in-room movie and lots a splashin’ summer fun in their connecting indoor and outdoor pools.  This awesome hotel deal is not only an excellent value but a great release for the kids who need one more bit of vacation before entering the school year – remember, that’s 180 days of work – quite a bit for a kid. Hey and if you just want to get away, the AQUA Escape package is part of this Summer Sizzling Sale too at 15% off savings! Here’s to a great summer!



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We will host our first Annual LOBSTER SPLASH at AQUA on Sunday August 23rd from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Open to the public for ticket purchases each guest will receive 1 bucket of seafood (includes 1 whole lobster, clams, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn), and a selection of 3 beers from Pawtucket, RI’s own Foolproof Brewing Company. We will also have live entertainment! Foolproof will be creating a signature beer just for our event! $1 oyster selection will be available to guests of the Clambake as well . The price is $65 per guest which includes the bucket of seafood and 3 craft beer selections from Foolproof Brewing Company.  Purchase your tickets by August 10th at 6 PM and tickets are just $55!!! For more information contact Kevin,


The Providence Chef’s Table

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The Bluefin Grille at the Providence Marriott Downtown has launched another autograph event called: The Chef’s Table: An Intimate Signature Event with Chef Franco Paterno. The Chef’s Table was developed by Chef Franco and his Sous Chef Chris Farrell after a successful run with their Wine Dinner Series that commenced last fall.

The Chef’s Table features three sumptuous tasting menus ranging from simple and sophisticated to elaborate and decadent. Chef Paterno will also provide consultation and customized menus for participants upon request. Sample menus can be viewed on the website.

These signature events are available by advanced reservation and take place in a special section of the Bluefin Grille. This private dining experience accommodates up to eight people and is available on select dates.

“We’re excited to announce this signature dining experience at the Bluefin Grille. Our Wine Dinner series was so popular that we thought there was opportunity for our Culinary Team to express them on a grander scale. Locals were asking us to hold an event like this,” Jim Paulon, Hotel Manager of the Providence Marriott shared. “This is a distinctive experience that folks in Providence have been craving. Our dress rehearsal was magnificent and we’re looking forward to sharing this with the public this month.”

For reservations and more information, call 401.553.0400 or visit