The Beatrice Opens in Downtown Providence

Paolino Properties has announced the opening of The Beatrice, a new 47-room boutique hotel located in the historic district of downtown Providence, RI. Situated in the iconic 1887 Exchange Building, The Beatrice is said to be the first boutique hotel to open in Providence in nearly a decade. It will also debut New England's first Bellini Restaurant by Ignazio Cipriani and an exclusive private rooftop club for members and hotel guests.

Designed by ZDS Architecture & Interiors, the hotel has a contemporary design that pays tribute to the 19th-century building’s past. The hotel’s 47 guestrooms are spacious and offer high ceilings and windows that showcase views of the city’s historic district. Each room is outfitted with such amenities as Dyson Supersonic hair dryers, Mascioni linens crafted in MilanNespresso coffeemakers, BeeKind personal care amenities, a fitness center, in-room "Fit Kits" and a rotating selection of books and board games for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Conceptualized by Cipriani, the high-end Italian restaurant is introducing a new dining destination to the city’s thriving culinary scene. The restaurant’s ever-changing menu takes a modern spin on Italy’s specialties and classic dishes with menu items including Pappardelle “alla Bellini,” Beef Milanesine “alla Parmigiana” and Sautéed Clams "alla Veneziana." Guests can pair their meal with a selection of imported wines, beers and handcrafted cocktails, such as the famous Venetian “Bellini”—a cocktail that was invented in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy.

High atop the hotel, the rooftop Bellini Club offers a private, members-only experience that is exclusive to members and guests staying at The Beatrice. The private club overlooks the city of Providence and provides views of the historic district and surrounding canals. A custom menu will be available to guests featuring craft cocktails, fine wine, beer and shareable plates. Applications for memberships are now open on Bellini’s website and the rooftop is expected to open Fall 2021.

Good to know: Many renowned local Providence events have returned and are just within walking distance of the hotel. These include performances at the Trinity Repertory Company and Providence Performing Arts Center and WaterFire Providence, an art experience that lights up the three rivers that flow through Downtown Providence.

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