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HGA’s Convergence® 2014 Fiber Conference

July 14 - 19, 2014

Hotel and Transportation Information


Updated June 19, 2014  New Hotel Option Available

New Hotel Option Available

Local Transportation and Driving

UPDATE June 12, 2014 -

Delegates, please let HGA's Registration Team know if you need hotel reservations: 678-730-0010.

The following hotels have special rates for HGA’s Convergence conference delegates.

Make hotel reservations online on the hotels website or by calling reservations.

Providence Courtyard by Marriott

32 Exchange Terrace
Providence, Rhode Island 02903 

Reservations (Group Rate Code HGA2014):

Book online using this custom webpage link for online reservations: 
Phone: 1-888-887-7955 or 401-272-1191 
Fax: 401-272-1416 

The Providence Courtyard by Marriott is a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown across from the Convention Center, Providence Place Mall, and within walking distance of restaurants, downtown attractions, and the train station.

Hotel amenities:
The new state-of-the-art lobby provides inviting, flexible spaces for work and relaxation with free Wi-Fi plus breakfast, dinner, and evening cocktail choices at The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect. An interactive GoBoard offers access to local restaurants, directions, news and weather.

The Market for 24-hour food and sundries.

The Bistro Lobby Restaurant - Dining has been completely redesigned with The Bistro Eat. Drink. Connect offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast and dinner. The healthy menu options for breakfast include fresh and sliced fruits, oatmeal, gluten-free muffins, granola yogurt parfaits just to name a few. We even offer a healthy start breakfast sandwich with or without turkey, soy milk and Almond milk. We do have healthy dinner choices such as the Hummus, soup and four different salads. All food items are prepared fresh so substitutions can be made. There is something for everyone including vegetarians and someone with a food allergy.

  • Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center.
  • Business center, free internet
  • Safe deposit boxes, cash machine/ATM
  • Accessible/ADA rooms, smoke-free policy.
  • Parking Garage: $26/day.

All guestrooms have sweeping views of the city or State House. Each room is equipped with complimentary wireless internet, HDTV package, Paul Mitchell toiletries, hair dryer, iron & ironing board.

King Suite
Our 472 sft spacious king suite offers two separate living spaces; a bedroom with a king size bed and 32 inch flat screen TV and a separate living room with two chairs, a full size bedded pull out couch, a 32 inch flat screen TV, wet bar and microwave.

King Bed Room with full size bed pullout couch
Our 333 square foot oversized king bedded guestroom offers a king size bed, 32 inch flat screen TV, large workspace and a full size bedded pull out couch.

Two Queen Bedded Room
Our 371 square foot oversized guestroom with two queen beds, 32 inch flat screen TV, large workspace and a comfortable sitting chair.


Rates: $139 (Single/King, Double/Two Queens, or Suite)


Updated Feb. 16, 2014

Omni Providence Headquarters Hotel

One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Group Rate Code: Handweavers
Link for online reservations:
Phone: 1 (800) 843-6664 or
(401) 598-8000
Fax: (401) 598-8200
Rate: $139—Single/King Bed
Rate: $139—Double/Two Double Beds

This landmark hotel in Providence is connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center, Dunkin’ Donuts Center (indoor arena), and the new Providence Place Mall. With this premier downtown hotel location, guests at the Omni Providence Hotel will find themselves within walking distance of the city’s historic attractions, gourmet  restaurants, upscale shopping and entertainment. Hotel amenities:

  • The hotel offers three dining venues including: Centro Restaurant (Italian), Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and Cafe Gusto (lighter fare and
  • Starbuck’s® coffee)Indoor pool, whirlpool, yoga and fitness studio
  • Business Center, ATM, free internet, Wi-Fi
  • Accessible/ADA rooms, smoke-free policy
  • Parking: $18/night self-parking at the Rhode Island Convention Center garage; $28 overnight valet.

Guestrooms: The Omni’s 564 over-sized guest rooms and suites have breathtaking views of Providence and its downtown skyline and are equipped with  omplimentary wireless internet, HDTV package, hair dryer, plush robes, iron & ironing board, mini-fridge, and coffeemaker.

Cancellation Policy: Provide 24-hour notice for early departure, or cancellation to avoid forfeiting one night’s room rate plus tax.


Updated June 19, 2014

Wyndham Garden Providence

For Reservations Call: 1-401-272-5577  (GROUP) Handweavers Guild

Wyndham Garden Providence
220 India Street
Providence, RI 02903

Located on Providence's historic East Side, this hotel is within 1.5 miles of downtown Providence and Brown University.
Wyndham Garden Providence offers a fitness room, restaurant and lounge, and scheduled shuttle service to 6 local Providence destinations—Shuttle Service $5 per day per person.
Sleep Number Bed by Select Comfort™ beds are available in most guestrooms. All have complimentary wireless Internet access. 

Single/ double rate: $125


Local Transportation

Providence Airport

Limousine Shuttle and Airport Taxi Service

Go to Ticket Office at Baggage Claim (orange sign) <>

Airport Limousine Shuttle - Call (401) 737-5551

Schedule: 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. M-F; 9 am – 5 p.m. Sat-Sun

Hourly between T. F. Green Airport (PVD) and Providence area locations.

Drop-offs and pick-ups are made at the same time.

Route includes:

  • Courtyard by Marriott – 15 minutes past the hour
  • RISD (30 Waterman St.) – 25 minutes past the hour
  • The Omni Hotel/Convention Center – 17 minutes past the hour
  • Providence AMTRAK Station – 35 minutes past the hour

Cost: $11.77 USD one-way (purchase at airport by credit or cash; pay driver en route by cash only); $23.54 USD round-trip (purchase at airport only).

Airport Taxi - Call (401) 737-2868. Service on demand.

Cost: $28.00 USD (one-way to/from T. F. Green Airport)

Driving Directions

From 95 N

Take Exit 22A, Downtown Providence. Follow the signs towards Downtown/Convention Center.

At the light, turn right onto Francis St. At the next light, turn right onto Sabin St. You will find 15-minute parking available in front of the main entrance of the Rhode Island Convention Center.

From 95 S

Take Exit 22A, Downtown Providence. Follow the signs towards Downtown/Convention Center.

Go through the first light in the right-hand lane. Continue to the second light, take a right onto Exchange Street. At the stop sign, take a right onto Exchange Terrace. Proceed straight through the next set of lights, bear left at the fork onto Sabin Street where you will find 15-minute parking is available in front of the main entrance of the RI Convention Center.


Parking Information

Convention Center Parking Garage: $10 per day; Overnight: $18

Providence Coutyard by Marriott Garage: $26 a day

(Prices were accurate at press time, please check closer to your departure date)


Visitor Information

For a Providence street map and local attractions visit or contact the Visitor Information Center (800) 233-1636.