PROVIDENCE, RI—Linchris Hotel Corporation, a hotel management company that currently owns and manages 36 hotels, recently acquired Hotel Providence located here for an undisclosed amount.
Originally built in 1882, the 80-room, luxury boutique hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hotel Providence features over 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, including a rooftop terrace and courtyard. In January, detailed plans for a new restaurant will be revealed with a grand opening planned for later in the month.
“We are excited to be the new stewards of this historic gem,” said Christopher Gistis, CEO of Linchris Hotel Corporation. “While Hotel Providence has undergone several transitions, we are here for the long-term, bringing financial stability and ensuring the property a successful future.”
“Hotel Providence is a beautiful hotel located in the heart of the city’s vibrant arts and entertainment district,” said newly appointed general manager Kelly Lajoie.
According to Lajoie, the restaurant within the hotel will operate temporarily as The Restaurant at Hotel Providence. In late January, restaurateurs Alethia and Massimiliano Mariotta will transform the 96-seat restaurant into a chef-driven European brasserie concept. The Mariottas are the owners of Vinya, a Barcelona Tapas-style restaurant located just three blocks from the hotel.