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Celebrate the Holidays in Providence!

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November 25, 2013 ~ After Thursday, it’s official. The Holidays are Upon Us! Hanukkah has begun. There are only 26 shopping days until Christmas. Where does the time go! With all the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s really important to set aside some time to relax and enjoy family. The Providence Marriott Downtown has experiential overnight packages to fulfill that need. The Art, Food & Wine Experience is great for art-lovers and foodies! The package includes deluxe accommodations, admission to the infamous RISD Museum of Art, breakfast for two, an appetizer from the Greatroom 5|10|20 menu as well as a bottle of wine.  No need to make plans during your visit…it’s all planned out for you. With the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to take you to the museum, you literally can arrive, park your car and relax an enjoy your experience.

Now if you are looking for a relaxing trip with the kids, the Family Movie Night package is perfect for you! This package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast for two adults and up to three kids, a complimentary movie (good to encourage some down time) and a pizza you can order through room service – fun! Between all that and the awesome indoor pool, the kids will think they’ve died and gone to heaven. And you will have created a special holiday memory they will remember for a long time to come. Remember, we’re pet-friendly. So you four-legged best friend can come along too!

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If you are simply way too busy to get away until after the holidays, you should make plans now for New Year’s Eve. The Providence Marriott Downtown has a solid reputation for throwing amazing parties. This year is no exception. The New Year’s Eve Party Package offers all the bells and whistles. Dinner, dancing, live music,  DJ, the hilarious comedian Ben Hague, luxurious accommodations and a festive atmosphere are all packaged together for you. Talk to some friend and see if everyone wants to go together. What a fabulous way to celebrate the New Year!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!

Holiday Rush

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November 14, 2013 ~ The holiday season is upon us! Everything is on SALE – the biggest, best sale of the season! We have a lot of pressure to get the best deal! Whew! It’s exhausting. This store will outbid the next one! Nobody has better prices here. You can’t get this for that price there. OK, breathe….seriously, take a deep breath…hold it…now exhale. It’s going to be OK. You’ll get through it. Your kids will have the best holiday ever. Your neighbors will think your house is the most beautifully decorated in your whole town. Well, maybe not. But you WILL be OK. The trick is to make sure you stay focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. And that’s New Year’s Eve!  (Chorus breaks into auld lang syne here).  This is a holiday for adults to have a little fun and to RELAX! The Providence Marriott Downtown has created an evening so you can do just that. Who doesn’t need a fun night on the town – better yet? Mid week this year! So even if you do go back to work to finish off the week – it’s a two day work week! Lots of laughing, amazing cuisine and dancing the night away. All those hurried holiday memories will be just that. Let’s toast to a fabulous New Year’s celebration this year! While you are researching the best deals online for Black Friday sales, write yourself a reminder on a sticky note to call the Providence Marriott Downtown and have a relaxing end to the holiday rush.

  •  Deluxe overnight accommodations for two on 12.31.2013
  • Reception from 6-7 PM with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
  • Comedy Show with Ben Hague from 7:15 – 8:15 PM
  • Dinner appetizer served at 7 PM with main entree served at 8:15 PM
  • Dancing and live music with Cover To Cover from 8:15 – 1:15 AM
  • Dancing and DJ in Marquis Ballroom with DJ Kickin’ Al from 8 PM – 1:30 AM
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Coffee and breakfast bakeries served at 12:45 AM
  • New Year’s Eve Party Package: $359 

For more information, please call (401) 272-2400

New Year’s Eve Party in Providence

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November 8, 2013 ~ New Year’s Eve Party Package at the Providence Marriott Downtown!

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Make your New Year’s Eve plans early this year before this event sells out! Where else in the city can you find live music and dancing, a stylish dinner prepared by Chef Franco Paterno’s amazing culinary team, the hilarious and entertaining comedy of Ben Hague, a great DJ, champagne toast and luxurious accommodations! We’ve made it easy for you to decide what to do this year. Check in and worry not! Everything is taken care of for you. Now you just need to decide what to wear…

  •  Deluxe overnight accommodations for two on 12.31.2013
  • Reception from 6-7 PM with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
  • Comedy Show with Ben Hague from 7:15 – 8:15 PM
  • Dinner appetizer served at 7 PM with main entree served at 8:15 PM
  • Dancing and live music with Cover To Cover from 8:15 – 1:15 AM
  • Dancing and DJ in Marquis Ballroom with DJ Kickin’ Al from 8 PM – 1:30 AM
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Coffee and breakfast bakeries served at 12:45 AM
  • New Year’s Eve Party Package: $359* 
  • Call for more details: (401) 272-2400

*Based upon availability; certain restrictions apply.

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City Advantage

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October 28, 2013 - When planning a trip, we research the area to see what’s going on, we look at reviews of the hotel we are staying at and the restaurants we’ve read about and we imagine what our adventure will be like. For a long time I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to stay at a hotel that knew all about the awesome restaurants and attractions in the area and also rewarded me for visiting with them? Where does one find this, you ask? At the Providence Marriott Downtown of course! Check into the Providence Marriott and receive your City Advantage card. You will find an amazing list of restaurants (and attractions) that have decided that they are going to treat the Providence Marriott Downtown’s guests to the same special service they receive at the hotel. Each participant offers little perks like a free glass of wine or appetizer with purchase of entree or a special gift when you arrive. There is even a NEW Twin River package that includes transportation to/from the casino. It’s pretty cool to receive the royal treatment from the time you check in until you’re on your way home.  What’s Your City Advantage?

Some participants include:

 

  • ANGELO’S RESTAURANT  LOCATED AT 141 ATWELLS AVE
  • BLUEFIN GRILLE AT THE  PROVIDENCE MARRIOTT
  • BRADFORD RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 142 ATWELLS AVE
  • COFFEE SHOP PROUDLY  BREWING STARBUCKS
  • FAT BELLY’S PUB LOCATED AT 125 CANAL STREET
  • FRED & STEVE’S STEAKHOUSE – TWIN RIVER CASINO
  • HEMENWAY’S SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR LOCATED AT 121 SOUTH MAIN STREET
  • JACKY’S WATERPLACE & SUSHI BAR – 200 EXCHANGE  ST
  • LADDER 133 SPORTS BAR & GRILL—133 DOUGLAS AVE
  • LA GONDOLA PROVIDENCE—ONE CITIZENS PLAZA
  • OPA LOCATED AT 230 ATWELLS AVE
  • PANE E VINO LOCATED AT 365 ATWELLS AVE
  • PROVIDENCE GHOST TOURS AT PROSPECT PARK
  • SLATER MILL MUSEUM 67 ROOSEVELT AVE PAWTUCKET
  • TRATTORIA ZOOMA LOCATED AT 245 ATWELLS AVE
  • TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY—201 WASHINGTON STREET
  • WATERMAN GRILLE LOCATED AT 4 RICHMOND SQUARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW – Twin River Casino Package

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October 7, 2013 - The Providence Marriott Downtown announces a new Twin River package called: Win BIG Before the Big Game. Got tickets to a Pats home game?* Stay at the Providence Marriott and try your luck at winning BIG before the big game! This NEW exclusive package includes:

  • Deluxe overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast for two at the Bluefin Grille
  • Samuel Adams Beer Bucket delivered to room upon arrival
  • Complimentary transportation to/from Twin River on the day before the game
  • 20% discount to Wicked Good Bar & Grill for new Players Club Members* (cannot be combined with any other Twin River offer or promotion)
  • Transportation to Amtrak station to catch the MBTA train to Gillette

Hit the jackpot for vacation fun in Rhode Island with the exciting Providence Marriott Downtown Twin River Vacation Packages.

 

*This exclusive package is only available for specific Saturday nights before NE Patriots Home Games - 10/26 – Pats VS Dolphins, 11/2 – Pats VS Steelers11/23 – Pats VS Broncos12/7 – Pats VS Browns12/28 – Pats VS Bills

WATERFIRE WEEKENDS IN PROVIDENCE

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September 26, 2013 ~ Another celebration of WaterFire will take place in Providence this weekend. One of my absolute favorite performances will take place – the koi fish procession. This is truly remarkable and if you haven’t seen it…you surely should! Imagine…crackling fires along the Providence River with illuminated over-sized koi “swimming” upstream above the flames. It’s so beautiful that it’s breath-taking.   Volunteers dedicate their time (and canoes, kayaks, etc) to assist in this project of art.  In fact, WaterFire could not take place without their loyal team of volunteers and the donations they collect throughout the season. Be sure to stop by and see how you can help.

So don’t miss out on this weekend’s WaterFire. The koi fish and all the other events will certainly make for a fun evening.

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Photo from WaterFire Providence website: www.waterfire.org

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Fall Arrives in Providence This Weekend

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September 19, 2013 ~ The first day of autumn is this Sunday. Do you welcome it with open arms or are you like me…clinging onto summer as if your life depends on it? I don’t know why I resist it every year. Fall is such a beautiful time of year to visit Providence. The weather is usually great – warm during the day and crisp at night – no humidity. The East Side is simply gorgeous! As the leaves turn, it becomes a picturesque  New England neighborhood. A stroll down Benefit Street is sure to leave you wanting to discover the RISD Museum of Art. The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works of art and design representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Distinguished by its relationship to Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum educates and inspires artists, designers, students, scholars, and the general public through exhibitions, programs, and publications. By booking the Art, Food & Wine Experience, you can visit the museum, enjoy a bottle of wine upon arrival to your room and have a bite to eat in the infamous Providence Marriott Greatroom. With the holidays fast approaching, you will not want to miss RISD Works – some locals refer to it as the Museum’s gift shop but it’s so much more. All items for sale are true works of art and are designed by alumni and staff of the Rhode Island School of Design. The Providence Marriott Downtown complimentary shuttle can take you to the museum – simply visit the front desk to reserve your seats.

That sounds like so much fun, I may have to submit to the fall season and take a walk up there myself! To see upcoming exhibits at the museum, click heresept_19_blog_image.

Celebrate Housekeeping Appreciation Week

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September 13, 2013 ~ This week has been a celebration of our Housekeeping Team at the Providence Marriott Downtown as well as for Marriott Housekeeping teams across the globe! Each day this week, our Housekeeping Team was celebrated in a special way (all orchestrated by our Director of Services, Nichole and her management team). From a special lunch, to raffles and games to a group photo, Nichole thought of a ton a cool activities to celebrate. So today, I ask you to be thankful for the housekeeping team in the hotel where you stay. It’s a dirty job and some really awesome people take pride and genuine care in doing it. Happy Housekeeping Appreciation Week Providence Marriott Team!

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Hungry for a Little Romance?

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September 5, 2013 ~ This week my focus is on romance and food in our fine capital city. A little one-night getaway may be all it takes to rekindle the passion in your love life! Time to connect and be focused on one another.  How about a romantic dinner for two? After all, Providence was voted the #1 city for food by Travel & Leisure readers. The Bluefin Grille at the Providence Marriott Downtown is very romantic and delicious! The Ultimate Dining Package will help you plan all the details…a bottle of wine, breakfast for two, and a $75 gift certificate to the restaurant. Or test if  you are a true foodie. Check out Taste Trekkers – Providence’s very first Food Tourism Conference – the very special elite live podcast will take place at AQUA at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Don’t forget WaterFire takes place this month THREE times! Oh so much romance…how can you resist?

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN PROVIDENCE

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AUGUST 27, 2013 ~ As Labor Day Weekend approaches, we get a little sad that summer has to end. School is starting for most kids this week. Traffic picks up. There’s a little bite in the air at night. September is a time of transition.
September is also a great time to make plans for a visit to Providence! The city shines this time of year! There are three WaterFire events this month as well as multiple festivals and farmer’s markets. Theater comes back to Trinity Repertory Theater celebrating its 50th season  and to Providence Performing Arts Center after the summer hiatus.  You can still catch the Local Made exhibits at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. Locally Made expands across several RISD Museum galleries with multiple components, celebrating the rich and diverse talent in Providence and nearby communities. The exhibition encompasses paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, film, and video. At the center of Locally Made is One Room, an experimental space with roots in New England’s long tradition of community storytelling, performance, and knowledge sharing. Artists, designers, performers, and other community innovators share their ideas and processes through daily talks, creative experiments, art demonstrations, and unexpected happenings. September also brings Providence’s very first Food Conference called Taste Trekkers! A weekend full of tastings, demonstrations and discussions about food and culinary travel! Want to know why Providence was voted #1 city in the US by Travel & Leisure readers? Attend this conference and you’ll certain get the answer!
What if you want to get away and not do a thing…well, maybe a martini and a manicure or a free 30 minute personal training session to help satisfy the never-ending quest to keep to your work-out routine.  Check out the Providence Marriott’s many options for overnight getaways. There’s truly something for everyone. The outdoor pool at the Providence Marriott Downtown stays open until at least Columbus Day weekend so summer’s not really over yet!

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