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Providence Biltmore Hotel
11 Dorrance St
Providence, RI 02903

Courtyard By Marriott Providence Downtown
32 Exchange Ter
Providence, RI 02903

Hilton Providence
21 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI 02903

Renaissance Providence Hotel
5 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903

Dolce Villa
63 De Pasquale Plaza
Providence, RI 02903

Wyndham Garden Providence
220 India St
Providence, RI 02903

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The capital and largest city in the tiny state of Rhode Island is Providence. The city began as a refuge for religious dissenters. The founder of Providence Plantation colony was Roger Williams, himself a dissenter who had been exiled from Massachusetts Bay for such ideas as religious liberty and paying compensation to the local Indians for their land. As a result, more dissenters flocked to Providence and Rhode Island.

During the American Revolution, Providence was one of the largest cities in the American colonies, and it avoided occupation by the British, although it was the site of the infamous Gaspee Affair before the war in 1772. After the war, the city began to shift away from its previous emphasis on sea-borne trade to become an early manufacturing center. The city was one of the first in the new United States to industrialize, and this heavy industry led to many immigrants and racial tensions. During much of the twentieth century, this economic activity began to decline as textile mills began to close.

Today, the city is home to a few of the leading corporations and banks in the nation. It is also home to two major Division I universities that provide a strong education, as well as a few lesser-known colleges. The city lies along the Interstate 95 corridor, and thus has connections to such major metropolises as New York and Philadelphia. The nearest airport is the T. F. Green Airport in nearby Warwick, although many residents use Boston's Logan Airport. The city has more coffee and doughnut shops per capita than any other city in the country. The city is also known for its theater and performing arts communities. Providence is a city that goes back to the founding of America, and its history and culture is thus worth looking into.