Omni Providence Hotel
|Omni Providence Hotel|
|Former names||Westin Hotel|
|Hotel chain||Omni Hotels|
|Address||1 West Exchange Street|
Providence, Rhode Island
|Opening||December 1, 1994|
|Height||100.3 m (329 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Nichols Brosch Sandoval & Associates, Inc.|
|Number of rooms||564|
|Number of restaurants||Café Gusto |
Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
The Omni Providence Hotel (formerly The Westin Providence) is a Neo-Traditionalist skyscraper in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. At 100 m (328 ft), it became the fourth-tallest building in the city and the state on 15 February 2007, when the nearby slightly taller The Residences at the Westin topped out. Brick facades and a pitched roof adorn the building.
With the completion of the Residences tower, that added 200 rooms, the Omni Providence now boasts 564 rooms, and is still the tallest and largest hotel in Providence, having usurped the title from the 1922 Providence Biltmore upon completion.
William McKenzie Woodward, a local architectural historian and staff member of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission does not believe its styling to be architecturally innovative, calling it "yet another bland addition to the city's growing recent collection of buildings seemingly designed not to offend."
The Westin Providence, as it was then known, was completed with 364 beds in December 1994 as part of a larger construction project which included the Rhode Island Convention Center and two parking garages. The hotel held its first gala in January 1995.
- Leazes, Francis J.; Motte, Mark T. (2004). Providence, The Renaissance City. UPNE. p. 173. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- Omni Providence Hotel at Emporis
- "Omni Providence Hotel". SkyscraperPage.
- Omni Providence Hotel at Structurae
- Woodward, William McKenzie (2003). Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence: Providence Preservation Society. ISBN 0-9742847-0-X.