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Accommodations:

Local hotels:

Days Inn Hotel: The Days Inn Hotel is located about a mile and a half from the conference site. This hotel offers a rate of $79 per night for a single ($89 for a double), and provides free transportation from the airport. Call (401) 272-5577 or FAX (401) 272-5577, then press the star key, "*".

Providence Biltmore Hotel: This "Grand Dame" of Providence's hotels is located downtown, less than a mile from campus. They offer an educational rate of $120 per night, based on availability. Call (401)421-0700 or FAX (401) 455-3050 for reservations.

Marriott Hotel: Located approximately two miles from campus, the hotel offers a corporate rate of $154 per night for a single or double. Reservations can be made by calling (401) 272-2400 or FAXing (401) 273-2686.

Holiday Inn Hotel: Situated just outside historic Federal Hill, the Holiday Inn offers a Brown corporate rate of $129-$175 per night based on availability. Complimentary transportation from the airport is provided. This hotel is approximately two miles from campus via downtown. Call (401) 831-3900 or FAX (401) 751-0007 for reservations; be sure to indicate that you want the Brown rate.

Bed & Breakfasts:

There are several Bed & Breakfasts in the area, some in historically renovated homes. Due to the changes in these listings, it is recommended that you call (800) 888-0000 or (401) 941-0444 for current information. Establishments located on Power or Benefit Streets in Providence are generally within walking distance. Those in other parts of town will require a car or cab.

Coming early/staying late?

Over the past ten years, Providence has been revitalizing its downtown area, and now boasts a beautiful river waterfront area. Cultural activities include the Trinity Repertory Company, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and the various touring companies that visit the Providence Performing Arts Center. Restaurants featuring food from all over the world dot the city - some in ethnic neighborhoods like Federal Hill and Smith Hill, and some in the renovated downtown area. For news on current happenings, visit the Visitor's Bureau Home Page; take a look also at the Mayor's Home Page.

Newport is less than an hour from Providence and features the summer homes (mansions) of the Astors and the Vanderbilts, as well Hammersmith Farm, where Jacqueline Bouvier was raised. The waterfront area teems with speciality shops and outstanding seafood restaurants. For information about Newport, see the Ultimate Visitor's Guide.

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