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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!

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!



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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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!

Just Ignore the Halloween Decorations

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AUGUST 22, 2013 ~ They’re everywhere! Halloween decorations and displays, bags and bags of candy…even costumes! Don’t let it get you down! Summer isn’t over yet. In fact, it’s still SIZZLING in Providence. The WaterFire season is in full force! What’s WaterFire you say? I can’t believe you haven’t heard! It’s an event perfectly unique to Providence! Created by Barnaby Evans over 15 years ago, WaterFire delight hundreds of thousands of visitors (and locals) each year. Imagine 80 bonfires a-glow along the Providence River surrounded by music, dancing, performers, artists and rich cultural events. Combine that with all Providence has to offer with its award-winning restaurants, museums, shopping and architectural beauty and now you have no excuse but to visit! The Providence Marriott Downtown’s WaterFire package invites you to drink it all in. Each package comes with deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast buffet for two and two signature cocktails at your choice of the Bluefin Lounge, AQUA, voted Providence’s BEST outdoor lounge or in the hotel’s lobby, the Greatroom. This package is only available on nights when WaterFire is taking place so be sure to check the schedule below:

August 24
September 7
September 28
October 5
October 12
November 9

Click HERE to see more information about WaterFire Providence. Summer isn’t over. We’ve still got lots to celebrate!
PS: I did buy some Halloween candy yesterday…I just couldn’t ignore 😛


Summer’s Still Sizzling in Providence!

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Book a Resort Style Getaway at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Experience AQUA, voted to be Rhode Island’s BEST outdoor lounge. Relax, sip refreshing cocktails poolside and take a moment to just breathe. Summer’s in full swing and you have time to plan a little time for you. Our exclusive getaway packages have inclusions for what ever may be the reason you need to get away. Summer doesn’t last long (it never seems like long enough!) so make a last minute plan to treat yourself to some relaxation and some fun! Click here to see a selection of our exclusive overnight packages.

August 8, 2013 ~ Last Minute Summer Getaways

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Summer goes by way too fast! But it’s not over yet…Lounge poolside at AQUA, Providence’s Best Outdoor Lounge! Relax your body and soul as you swim in our connecting indoor and outdoor pools.  Or enjoy award-winning culinary masterpieces at the Bluefin Grille – a favorite of the locals for seafood and so much more! We have Getaway packages for every occasion. If you need to getaway before the summer is over, experience a resort-style hotel in the heart of downtown Providence at the Providence Marriott Downtown.



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JUNE 25, 2013 ~ Whew it’s HOT! The first day of summer hits last Friday and we’re bombarded with a heat wave! Oh summer…we miss you so in the winter and then this! But there’s hope! AQUA, Providence’s only poolside lounge, is here to rescue you! Crisp and refreshingly cool cocktails and light fare perfect to share for an afternoon of summertime indulgence! AQUA is open to the public seven days a week. Whether you choose to stop in for lunch or after-work cocktails, you will not be disappointed. Have a day off Monday through Thursday? Spend the day taking a “Daycation”. One day pool passes are available through the hotel front desk. ($20 per person includes a $5 food credit to AQUA to get you started!). So submit to that summer goddess inside – you know she’s there! – and relax at AQUA. That’s what summer’s about, right?

More to Experience this Mother’s Day at the Providence Marriott Downtown

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So now there’s only a week left before Mother’s Day. Haven’t made plans? Have no fear! We are planning a very special day perfect for Moms! Make reservations for Mom and your family for our Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Just call (401) 272-2400. Then surprise Mom when she gets here as we are planning a few fun things with Moms in mind. We will have a local jewelry designer (and her mom) displaying her creations. Her story is so compelling and her jewelry is fabulous too! We will also have a special table with offerings from our fabulous G Salon & Spa – Mom can even take a tour if she’d like. Lastly, our award-winning Bluefin Grille will showcase some super Mother’s Day mimosas.  All these fun activities will start at 11 AM and will run until 2 PM. Reservations are required for our Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet and it will sell. But you still have some time; so call us and let us help you make Mom think you’ve had plans all along.

Please call: (401) 272-2400 to make your Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet reservations.happy-mothers-day-1


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Mother’s Day is May 12, 2013: Continue a family tradition of celebrating moms and family at the Providence Marriott Downtown’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Mom will be so impressed that you made plans just for her where you can count on exceptional service and people who care that she has the best Mother’s Day ever!

Reservations fill up quickly so please call us early.
(401) 272-2400 or email:



Thank You and Happy Spring!

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April 2, 2013 ~ The Providence Marriott Downtown family would like to thank all who attended our Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet. Also a BIG thank you to the kids who stopped by our art & crafts center. We had a lot of fun and hope you did too! Lots of creative children were in attendance! Great job! Happy Spring!