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If you need to spend the night of Friday, April 29, 2005 in Providence, accommodations can be arranged, although we suggest that you bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, and towel. We ask that you arrive in Providence at the Johnson & Wales campus by 9pm at the latest. Please be sure to let us know by Monday, April 17, 2005 how many spaces you need (and any special considerations). We ask that you mail, call, or email your housing requests on time---space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email your housing requests to  

Hotel Information:

Radisson Airport Hotel Providence
2081 Post Road, Warwick Rhode Island 02886, US
Reservations: (800) 333-3333
Telephone: (401) 739-3000 Fax: (401) 732-9309
Johnson & Wales Inn
213 Taunton Avenue   Seekonk, MA 02771    508.336.8700   1.800.232.1772

Travel and Parking

The venue this year is at the Johnson & Wales Harborside Recreation & Athletics Center.  There is ample free parking located on the street right outside the venue.  The parking lot is reserved for Johnson & Wales students, we are currently working on allowing competitors to use the parking lot.

  • from Hartford & points west Take Route 6 East to the Route 295 South on-ramp in Rhode Island. At the end of the on-ramp to Route 295, stay to the right and take Exit 5 (Route 6 East, Providence). Follow for four miles to Route 10 South (Cranston) exit. Follow Route 10 South to the end to Route 12 East. Take a left onto Route 12 East, then follow "From Route 12 East" directions below.
  • from I-195 west (cape cod) Connect with Interstate 95 South in Rhode Island (you will bypass Exit 1 off I-195 West in Rhode Island), then follow "From I-95 South" directions below.
  • from I-95 south Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 16 (Route 10). Follow off-ramp to the Park Avenue exit. Follow the expressway to the end. Take left onto Route 12 East (Park Avenue), then follow "From Route 12 East" directions below.
  • from I-95 north Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 16 (Route 10, Cranston). When exiting, bear right at the fork (to Elmwood Avenue) and follow exit ramp to the bottom. At light, bear right onto Elmwood Avenue (Route 1 South). At the next light, take left onto Park Avenue (Route 12 East), then follow "From Route 12 East" directions below.
  • from route 12 east Follow Route 12 East for approximately one mile. At the light at the intersection of Route 12 and Warwick Avenue (Route 1A), take a left. Follow Warwick Avenue to the second traffic light. Proceed across intersection between Sovereign Bank and Brooks Pharmacy onto Norwood Avenue. Follow Norwood Avenue to the end. At the light, take a left onto Narragansett Boulevard and follow for 0.4 mile to the Harborside Campus entrance (just before Shell Gas Station on right). Take right and continue for 0.4 mile; take a left onto Shipyard Street. Parking lot entrance is on the left.

 The athletics center is the large building to the right, after you enter the parking lot.

5. Harborside Recreation Center