Paolino Properties Plans Late Summer Opening of New Boutique Hotel, The Beatrice, in Downtown Providence
Paolino Properties has announced the upcoming opening of The Beatrice - a new boutique hotel located in Downtown Providence's bustling historic district, scheduled to open in late summer 2021. Set in the 1887 Exchange Building, the 47-room hotel will introduce a destination for sophisticated travelers within steps of the city's celebrated attractions, along with a world-class culinary hotspot with the debut of Ignazio Cipriani's first Bellini Restaurant and private rooftop Club in the New England region.
Developed by Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., Managing Partner of Paolino Properties and former Mayor of Providence, The Beatrice is inspired by his mother and lifelong Rhode Island resident, community leader, and philanthropist, Beatrice Temkin. Beatrice was known for her quick wit and attention to detail. As you walk through the hotel corridor and rooms, Beatrice's impeccable taste is hard to miss for those who knew her well. Even for perfect strangers, The Beatrice is built to feel like home (if only your home was outfitted with Mascioni sheets and a world-renowned restaurant downstairs).
"I have dedicated my life to making Providence a top destination for people to live and visit. The Beatrice represents everything I love about our city - its warm spirit, rich history, creativity and of course, our world-class restaurants," said Joseph R. Paolino Jr., Managing Partner of Paolino Properties. "Partnering with Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani to bring Bellini to Providence adds a new dimension to the city's culinary scene that further puts Providence on the map as being home to some of the best restaurants and talent in the country. I look forward to opening our doors and welcoming all to experience hospitality at its very best. I know my mother, Beatrice, would approve."
Providence is home to one of the top culinary scenes in the country and in opening The Beatrice, Paolino Properties wanted to introduce a restaurant that adds a new dimension to the city's dining landscape. Fourth generation of one of the leading family-run hospitality groups in the world, Ignazio Cipriani's Bellini brand was a natural fit that will introduce a fresh, upscale, and modern Italian dining experience to the city for visitors and locals alike.
"There is a special magic about Providence, that draws upon my own nostalgia of growing up in Italy, with canals that flow through the downtown, similar to what you would experience in Venice. When that feeling is coupled with the charm and creative flair of this special New England community, the joy of conviviality completes the picture," said Ignazio Cipriani, Founder and President of Bellini Providence. "Bellini, named after the cocktail created by my great grandfather and now known throughout the world, is a place where visitors and locals alike can truly connect with one another and share simple flavours and I'm excited to introduce this concept to downtown Providence at The Beatrice Hotel."
The Bellini Restaurant will open alongside The Beatrice in late summer 2021. Conceptualized by Ignazio Cipriani, Bellini will take guests on a flavor-driven journey through a diverse Italian landscape, featuring an ever changing menu that places a modern spin on the country's many specialties and classic dishes. Atop the hotel will be the rooftop Bellini Club, a private members-only experience that will also be open to hotel guests. Overlooking Kennedy Plaza, the club will boast dramatic views of the city and will offer an intimate gathering place for members to unwind and socialize. It will offer an exclusive menu from Bellini, hand-crafted cocktails and host a selection of events throughout the year. The Bellini Restaurant will be open seven-days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Paolino Properties appointed Jennifer Curtin as General Manager of The Beatrice to launch the new hotel and create an experience for today's modern traveler. A fierce female leader who started her career in hospitality just steps away at Johnson & Wales University's Providence campus, Curtin has worked at some of the top hotels in the country. She played a pivotal role in the opening of the property and developing its onsite experience.
Designed by ZDS Architecture & Interiors, The Beatrice's timeless interior showcases the rich character of the property's 19th century bones, complemented by sophisticated décor and tasteful accents. An eye-catching atrium centered around a grand chandelier welcomes guests when they arrive, flooding the lobby with natural light, contrasted by brick stone accents and warm neutral tones.
Accommodations provide a stylish city retreat for guests to truly unwind and relax. Rooms and suites range in size from 300-sq.ft. to 805-sq.ft. and are outfitted with deluxe amenities including Mascioni linens and towels crafted in Milan, Dyson hair dryers, organic BeeKind personal care amenities, heated towel racks, Nespresso coffee makers, and more.
A collection of curated amenities elevate guests' stay with a personal twist. This includes in-room Fit Kits, Bea's Book Bags with a rotating selection of books for guests to read during their stay, and mobile itineraries to experience the best of Downtown Providence.
The hotel features the latest innovations for guests' comfort including contactless check-in, keyless entry and on-demand text request concierge service. The hotel is also equipped with enhanced health and safety measures and offers services for guests including complimentary onsite COVID-19 rapid testing.