Category Archives: Hotels


The Pantry at Avenue N expands to Pantry 2.0

RUMFORD, RI – The Pantry at Avenue N re-opens Wednesday, December 13, as the expanded Pantry 2.0.

Nick, Tracy and The Avenue N Family will offer an “all-out community market seven days a week, working with local farmers, makers, growers and fishermen. The five year-old establishment will become “a hyper-local market,” declares co-owner Tracy Rabar.

Hotels are changing as 2018 approaches

A panel of hotel industry “insiders’ predicts changes ahead this coming year. They include Tina Edmundson, global brand officer, Marriott International; Bjorn Hanson, clinical professor, NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, John Vanderslice, global head, luxury & lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide, and Guy Langford and Marcello Gasdia, Deloitte LP travel, hospitality & services group. They predict resort fees will become more common at urban properties; turndown service will end; hotel rooms will be more ‘connected’ with mobile app controls; the check-in desk will fade away; brands will appeal to customer values; wellness will become major; and experiences and activities will play a major role – think walking tours, bike riding, culinary classes, etc.



Major new hotel planned for Boston’s Seaport

BOSTON – Across Summer Street from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Omni Resorts and Hotels and New Boston Hospitality LLC were chosen today by the board of the Massachusetts Port Authority to build a major 1,054-room hotel that would become the fourth largest in the state, according to Boston Business Journal. It will open in 2021 and cost $550 million. Omni President and CEO Jim Caldwell was quoted as saying the chain, with its “deep New England roots” with the Dunfey Family, founders of the brand, plans a pre-eminent, multi-use lifestyle hospitality facility.”