The Preservation Education Conference will be taking place at the historic Biltmore Hotel in downcity Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The Biltmore, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, opened in 1922 as a state-of-the-art luxury hotel and has been carefully preserved and maintained. The hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels of America of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More information on the hotel's history is on the Biltmore's web site.
The hotel is located in the middle of a vibrant downtown area, with many amenities in close walking distance, including restaurants.
Providence, Rhode Island is one of the oldest cities in the New World and was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, an Englishman known for his stance on religious freedom and the separation of church and state. The city, currently home to nearly 200,000 people, retains many of its colonial era structures and much of its nineteenth and early twentieth century built environment. More information on the history of Providence is available on Wikipedia.
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