Culinary excellence, a rich history, and the convenience of a walkable downtown set Providence, RI apart as a memorable meeting destination. Known as the Creative Capital, Providence was recently named a top dining destination by readers of Travel + Leisure in their “America’s Favorite Cities” poll. Saveur magazine recognized Providence as one of the noteworthy small dining destinations in the world, as part of its 2013 Culinary Travel Awards. The city also offers an array of arts and cultural offerings, including the multisensory art installation WaterFire, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to Providence.
The Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex – comprised of the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC), the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium – is located in the heart of the city. The RICC consists of a 100,000-contiguous-square-foot exhibition hall, a 20,000-square-foot ballroom and 23 meeting rooms. The Complex is conveniently located within one mile of 2,200 hotel rooms, and a total of 5,500 rooms are available in the Greater Providence area.