Feb 292012

By Denise Mattia

February 29, 2012

.  Writers were hosted by representatives from WarwickSouth County, the Rhode Island Airport CorporationRhode IslandProvidenceNewport Mansions and Newport for a luncheon at the New York Yacht Club.

The event, held in the Club’s model room, highlighted the forthcoming America’s Cup Race, which will take place for the first time inside Newport’s Narragansett Bay from June 23rd to July 1st.   Representing America during the worldwide races is the new wing-sailed AC45 catamaran.  A broadcast crew will cover the Newport regatta using three helicopter cameras, on-the-water cameras and on-board camera systems,  giving spectators the opportunity to watch the raw power of the boats. The city of Newport is renowned for its beaches and trails, historic landmarks and year-round festivals and events.

Providence and Warwick

With a thriving arts district, a commitment to historical preservation, a sophisticated nightlife and an elegant Convention Center (RICC), in addition to excellent infrastructure, Providence offers a wide variety of options for visitors, families and businessmen and women.  The T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is located eight miles south of Providence and serves southeastern New England, including nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Surrounding the T.F. Green Airport and the InterLink intermodal train station, the city of Warwick is moving forward to guide development of 1.5 million square feet of space in the Intermodal and Gateway Districts, which are attracting new businesses, residents, developers and tourists.  With the addition of world-class dining and a variety of accommodations, Warwick has earned the appellation of one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Concluding the enjoyable three-course luncheon event at NYYC was a presentation of  luscious chocolates from East Greenwich, R.I.

Denise Mattia

About Denise Mattia

A writer and photographer, Denise Mattia’s works are published nationally and internationally and include all aspects of leisure travel: art , culture, resorts, spas, food and wine and sports’ activities. She's the founder of the soon to be launched Yum-Yum-Traveler, a site devoted to reviewing restaurants in addition to her travel articles from around the world. She lives and works in Manhattan, where she was born.

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