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TAA Conference Hotel, Travel & Dining

TAA's 2017 Conference will be held on June 9-10 at the beautiful Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, a 4-Star luxury hotel located in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. The recently renovated boutique hotel is housed in a historic 1920's era building, providing a one-of-a-kind backdrop for a memorable conference and visit!

All attendees are invited to attend a Welcome Wine & Cheese Reception on Thursday, June 8. The Conference program kicks off on Friday, June 9 with a continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ends on the afternoon of Saturday, June 10. 

Providence Dining Options

TAA's Hotel Group Rate: $149/nt

TAA has reserved a group room rate of $149/nt plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13%). The TAA group rate is available until our hotel room block is full or until the group rate deadline of May 15, 2017, whichever comes first.  Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Room cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival.

To make your reservation please use one of the following reservation options:

Please note: TAA's room block is almost full, please make your reservations soon.
(If you find the block is full, there are many hotels close by. Please use a hotel search engine to find the lodging and rate that will suit your needs.)

Check In/Out Specifics:

  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Check out: 12:00 PM


  • Valet parking, fee: $28 USD daily; Hotel valet parking 24 hour in/out privileges
  • Off-site parking, fee: $25 USD daily

Airports/Train Station

Local Airport: T F Green Airport - PVD, (9 miles from Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel)

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Bus service, fee: $1.50 USD  (one way)
  • Subway service, fee:  $2.25 USD  (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $30 USD  (one way)

Alternate Airport: Boston Logan International Airport - BOS,  (53 miles from Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel)

Train: Amtrak - Providence Station (.3 miles from Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel)

Quick Links

GoProvidence: Providence Area Information

Providence Dining Options


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