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Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence


In Providence, Rhode Island, Ari Heckman and his design firm ASH NYC transform a century-old structure with a storied past into a boutique hotel that pays homage to its roots. With affordable rates, a central location, and warm-modern style that blends hand-picked European antiques with locally crafted wares, the Dean Hotel is our go-to destination for stays in the city.

The 52-room Dean Hotel is located at 122 Fountain Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Before its current incarnation as a design hotel, the structure had a baudy past.
In the lobby, guests are greeted at a reception desk fabricated by NYC company FERRER and illuminated by vintage...
A comfortable seating area is situated a couple of steps into the hotel.
Grab a cup of coffee from Bolt, located next to the seating area.
Faust, the hotel's restaurant, hearkens back to 19th-century Bavarian beer hall.
Illustrations discovered at Paris's Les Puces flea market adorn a bathroom wall.
If a tipple at the beer hall has given you liquid courage, head over to the Boombox to test your pipes at karaoke.
The rooms offer a rough-hewn industrial vibe softened with cozy textiles and more vintage furniture.
Vermont manufacturer Conant Lighting produced the wall sconces, which are ASH's desing, next to each bed.
In addition to the uniform beds, sconces, writing desks, and chairs found in each room, find unique antiques like this...
ASH reused the original flooring in the building and spot-matched new wood to fill in the gaps.
Hostel-style bunks are available in the hotel.
The bathrooms are clad in black Daltile and features brass hardware from Watermark in the European-style shower and on...
Though it might be hard to pry yourself away from the hotel, there's much to see in the city.

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