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The Westin becomes the Omni Providence Hotel


Workers replacing the sign at the former Providence Westin hotel this afternoon.

Following its sale late last year, the Westin hotel today became the Omni Providence Hotel:

Omni Hotels & Resorts announces acquisition of the Westin Hotel In Providence

IRVING, Texas (January 15, 2013) — Omni Hotels & Resorts announces the acquisition of The Westin Hotel in Providence, R.I. The hotel has been rebranded today as the Omni Providence Hotel and is managed by Omni Hotels Management Corporation. Omni Hotels & Resorts acquired the hotel from The Procaccianti Group (TPG) in late 2012.

Located in historic downtown Providence, the 564-room hotel will be part of Omni’s expanding Convention Collection of hotels. The nearly 700,000-square-foot mixed-use development is connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Providence Place Mall. The development includes three food and beverage outlets, including a Fleming’s Steak House.

“We are pleased to add this premier property to our Convention Collection hotel portfolio and enhance our offerings along the Eastern seaboard,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to working with the city and CVB, and serving as a leader in the marketplace for years to come.”

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Downcity water main break

A water main burst on Sabin Street outside the Rhode Island Convention Center at around 11:30 this morning. I took these photos at approximately 2:30pm showing a substantial amount of water still flowing into the street:

Water main break

Water main break

The break lifted an entire section of the sidewalk outside the Convention Center at the end near the Dunk:

Water main break

When I walked by again around 4:00pm, the water had subsided to a trickle and Water Department Workers were gone.

Water main break

ProJo reported that water at their Sabin Street headquarters had turned rusty. I can confirm that at my house on Federal Hill we also have rusty water and their was a slight rust tinge to the water in the Promenade Building earlier this afternoon.

Photos by Jef Nickerson