Top Reasons to Visit The Providence Biltmore
- The Biltmore was constructed in 1922 and has since been recognized by Historic Hotels of America; the interior design was inspired by grand European hotels, and has been newly renovated as of May 2014.
- It’s located in the heart of downtown Providence, close to museums, shopping, and the Rhode Island Convention Center.
- You can dine onsite at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks or at one of the 25 restaurants within two blocks of the hotel.
- The hotel has served as a filming location for several movies, including 27 Dresses and The Last Shot.
- The onsite spa offers a full menu of relaxing treatments.
Providence, Rhode Island: Historical Haven for Foodies and Arts Enthusiasts
Providence has been called “The Creative Capital.” Downtown, you’ll find the arts-and-theater district, where galleries and vibrant storefront displays line the streetscape. Dazzling stagecraft and drama thrives at the Tony Award–winning Trinity Repertory Company, and nearby, the Providence Performing Arts Center hosts touring Broadway shows.
The city’s thriving restaurant scene rivals the city’s cultural offerings when it comes to creativity and vigor, from the clusters of Italian eateries on Federal Hill to the delis downtown. Local chefs often draw on ingredients from regional farms bordering the city; many gather downtown on Fridays to shop for ingredients at the farmers’ market. About 10 minutes south of downtown, the Culinary Arts Museum celebrates Providence’s love of food with more than 250,000 artifacts ranging from antique cooking gadgets to elaborate wedding cakes.