Hotel Viking of Rhode Island Awarded the 2011 Platinum Choice Award from Smart Meetings Magazine - Hotel Celebrates with Offer of Free Welcome Reception for Groups

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Hotel Viking celebrates awards from meeting magazines by offering free Welcome Reception and Free WIFI in meeting room for groups that book and stay before April 30, 2012

Meeting Room at Hotel Viking in Rhode Island

Hotel Viking is a 30-minute drive from TJ Green Airport (27 miles) in Providence and the Providence Train Station, and is driving distance from Boston (70 miles) and New York City (170 miles).

Hotel Viking was awarded the Smart Meetings’ 2011 Platinum Choice Award. Out of thousands of qualified properties and organizations, the magazine’s readers and editors selected Hotel Viking as one of the top meeting hotels in North America. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Hotel Viking is celebrating by offering free WIFI in meeting rooms and a complimentary welcome reception to groups of ten rooms or more that book and stay before April 30, 2012. To take advantage of this meeting special offer, contact the Sales Office at Hotel Viking at 401-848-4800 or submit an RFP through or your favorite RFP channel.

“We are honored to be recognized with such an esteemed award,” stated Marlen Scalzi, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hotel Viking, “This award confirms our staff’s outstanding commitment to always exceed guest expectations.”

Smart Meetings’ 2011 Platinum Choice Award winners earn this recognition by setting exemplary standards in a range of categories, including ambiance, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude and technical support. Magazine readers, who vote for their favorites over a two-month period, with additional input from editors and industry experts, select the winners.

Hotel Viking was also recently awarded the ‘Best of the East’ from Meetings Focus Magazine for the 11th year in a row. In celebration of these two remarkable awards, Hotel Viking has announced a new meetings deal valid November 1 through April 30, 2012. Groups who book 10 rooms or more per night will enjoy a complimentary one hour welcome reception with beer and wine and dry snacks, and complimentary meeting room internet access.

A popular destination for meetings and groups, Hotel Viking is home to 209 guest rooms and suites, and 13,400 square feet of meeting, including two ballrooms, an executive boardroom, and four meeting rooms. The hotel offers a full-service business center and complimentary internet access in all guest rooms. Additional amenities include SpaTerre - an award winning spa, indoor pool, fitness center and a One Bellevue Restaurant.    

Creative team building exercises offered through Hotel Viking include an Iron Chef program where groups get divided into competing culinary teams and even hold a tennis tournament at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. During sailing season, groups can re-enact a sailing regatta with Americas’ Cup Charters.

Hotel Viking, a member of Historic Hotels of America, features 209 guest rooms; the luxurious SpaTerre; fine dining at One Bellevue; over 13,000 square feet of meeting space; a historic chapel; a 24-hour business center; an indoor pool/whirlpool; and fitness center. Hotel Viking is a 30-minute drive from TJ Green Airport (27 miles) in Providence and the Providence Train Station, and is driving distance from Boston (70 miles) and New York City (170 miles). For information, please contact Hotel Viking at 401-848-4800 or visit

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