The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau in Rhode Island recently reported that the destination's hotels experienced a banner year in 2012 for hotel room and occupancy rates.

According to the CVB, occupancy for Providence-area hotels averaged 67 percent in 2012, which was a four percent gain over the previous year. The average daily room rate was $137, which is higher than average rates throughout New England. This growth for Providence's hotel industry was especially strong in June and October, where occupancy exceeded 80 percent in those two months.

Martha Sheridan, the CVB's President, predicts that 2013 will be equally positive for the destination. She attributes the growth to bookings for meetings, conventions and sporting events in Providence.

As the Providence Warwick CVB is a Simpleview client, we are excited about the destination's banner year for its hotel industry. For more information, read the full article on