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Providence Biltmore Hotel
11 Dorrance Street | Providence, Rhode Island 02903

The Providence Biltmore, located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, is a landmark hotel with an illustrious past. Designed by the celebrated firm Warren & Wetmore, the architects behind New York City’s Grand Central Station, the hotel debuted to widespread acclaim in 1922 and quickly became the tourist and social center of Providence. Today, deeply woven within the city’s fabric and culture and beloved by generations of guests, the Biltmore is an authentic Providence tradition.

Group rate: $149/night + tax for singles/doubles
Reservations: To reserve online, select "Providence Biltmore, Curio Collection by Hilton" from the location menu; choose your Arrival and Departure dates; click "Add Special Rate Codes" and enter AACOM under Group Code. To reserve by phone, call: 800-294-7709 (mention Alliance of Artists Communities to receive the discounted rate).
Note: The Providence Biltmore is part of the Hilton Curio Collection. If you are an Hhonors member, you are eligible to receive points.

Deadline for reservations: Monday, September 21, 2015

Getting to Providence






The T. F. Green Airport (PVD) is a 15 minute drive from the Providence Biltmore Hotel.

Taxi/shuttle service: Taxis and shuttles are available from the airport’s Ground Transportation Center; no advanced reservation is required. More info available here.

Public transit: Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) buses run daily from the airport to downtown; travel time to the Providence Biltmore Hotel can vary between 20-45 minutes and fares are $2 cash one-way. From the airport, take the 1, 14 or 20 toward downtown Providence / Kennedy Plaza. Exit at Kennedy Plaza and walk 0.1 miles to the hotel. Visit the RIPTA website to confirm buses are running at your time of arrival.

Train service to Providence from New York City Penn Station and Boston South Station is available via Amtrak and MBTA respectively. The Providence train station is a 10 minute walk to the Biltmore Hotel.
Get 10% off Amtrak
regional train fare to Providence, RI between October 10 – October 19, 2015. To book your reservation, call Amtrak at 1.800.872.7245. Mention the Alliance's exclusive fare code X52Y-933 when making your reservation (phone only).

Getting around Providence







All Conference sessions will be held at the Providence Biltmore Hotel.

A variety of tours will be provided in the afternoons, including neighborhood walking and biking tours, visits to artist studios, and off-site workshops. We will walk to most off-site tours and events, though shuttle transportation will be provided for locations at further distances.

Providence is a very walkable city, with shops, restaurants, museums, and nightlife all a short distance from the hotel. Attendees who wish to explore other neighborhoods may choose to use a taxi, Uber (download the app on your smartphone and receive $25 off your first ride using promo code artists2015), pedicab, or the RIPTA bus system.

All conference sessions and event venues are wheelchair accessible. In addition, afternoon tours and workshops will include multiple options that are accessible. If walking is prohibitive, or you have other concerns about accessibility, please contact us and we will be happy to make arrangements for you.

Coffee, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks + Other Needs






Staff Favorites!

There are so many amazing options for food and drinks in Providence. Here is just a small sampling of local cafes, restaurants + bars within a 15 minute walk of the hotel (and most under 5 minutes).

Ellie's Bakery Local 121
Small Point Café The Grange
New Harvest Coffee & Spirits Rooftop at the ProvidenceG
AS220 FOO(D) & The Bar Rosalina
Figidini Wood Fire Eatery Gourmet Heaven Grocery
Sura Korean + Japanese Cuisine CVS Pharmacy (closer)
Thee Red Fez CVS Pharmacy (better)

 Lunch is provided as part of your conference registration. Coffee/tea is available at the conference site each morning at 8:30am.

Conference artwork: Shepard Fairey's Providence Mural (2010)
Photographed by Miguel Rosario / AS220