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The Westin becomes the Omni Providence Hotel

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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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PBN: Procaccianti sells Westin to Omni

The Procaccianti Group has agreed to sell the Westin Providence Hotel to Omni Hotels & Resorts in a deal that is expected to close in December, the two companies announced early Friday evening.

The article does not state it in the body, but the caption of the accompanying photo notes that the Westin will become an Omni Hotel. The article also states that The Procaccianti Group will retain ownership of the residential portion of the complex.

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