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Meet Me At The Biltmore

100 Years at Providence's
Most Storied Hotel
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"Amanda Quay Blount deftly employs the lens of a historic landmark hotel to bring 20th-century Providence to life as a crossroads of American business, politics and society. It’s a must read for anyone who values experiencing and preserving the history of America’s treasured places."
         -- Debra Mecky, Executive Director and CEO, Greenwich Historical Society
 
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Amanda Quay Blount makes her publishing debut with Meet Me At The Biltmore, a chronological history of the storied Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Amanda hails from New Jersey but came to Rhode Island in 2018 and was instantly enthralled by the historic allure of the city. Amanda holds a degree in History from Rutgers University and a masters in Social Work and Community Development from Washington University in St. Louis.  Meet Me At The Biltmore was researched over the course of two years and with the help of dozens of people who are interested in the historic and social relevance of the hotel. Amanda compiled thousands of primary source articles and interviews to write this book, including archives from the hotel itself. It is the only comprehensive history of the Providence Biltmore ever written, and she hopes you enjoy the story as much as she enjoyed writing it.

Press & Reviews

Rhode Island Monthly - print edition.
"
Spirits, Speakeasies & Dive Bars." Pg. 51
By Dana Rae Laverty, November, 2022

Rhode Island Monthly
- print edition.
"The City's Hotel." Pg. 18
By Dana Rae Laverty, October, 2022

Rhode Island Monthly - digital edition
"New Book Celebrates the Storied Legacy of the Providence Biltmore"

By Dana Rae Laverty, June, 2022

Providence Journal
"As Providence's Graduate hotel turns 100, Amy Russo checks into all those spooky rumors"
By Amy Russo, June, 2022


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