Providence Hotel Adding Members-Only Rooftop Bar
In a move that presumably makes many ask why, one Providence hotel has decided to open a rooftop bar that will only be available to those exclusive few who have private memberships.
Having recently watched Inventing Anna on Netflix, when I heard about The Beatrice Hotel's plan to open a private rooftop lounge in May, my first thought was "how ADF." It evoked images of Anna Delvey's dream foundation which allowed only members to enjoy her finely crafted artwork, cafes and lounges.
That seems to be the plan at The Beatrice on Westminster Street in Providence. Though I can't see the demand for rooftop lounge memberships in Rhode Island's capital city.
Don't get me wrong, the hotel is absolutely gorgeous. Everything from the lobby to the bar to the rooms is top-notch, high-end and luxurious. With basic rooms starting at $250 a night (and on some holidays skyrocketing to around $600 a night), it should be.
But does that mean people would be willing to buy monthly/yearly memberships to gain access to their rooftop lounge?
Paolino Properties and Ignazio Cipriani seem to think so because they are launching Rooftop, the only private rooftop club in Rhode Island at The Beatrice Hotel next month.
The Beatrice does have a prime spot in downtown Providence. Their Westminster Street location means the rooftop lounge will give guests sweeping views of downtown, the State House and Kennedy Plaza. Members will also enjoy craft cocktails and a full menu while soaking up the sun (or stars) on The Beatrice's roof.
This will all cost, however. Membership is not likely to be cheap, though the exact price is currently unknown (unless you are in the know, most likely). Guests of The Beatrice Hotel will also be given access to Rooftop during their stay, so even if membership is out of the question, planning an overnight in the city to check out the lounge for yourself is an option.