If you’re like me and enjoy a solid art history debate, a perfectly fluffed white duvet, a scotch - neat, (and after a few too many) a wee bit of karaoke, then The Dean is a place for you. Built around the history and culture of Providence, The Dean is a hotel that values collaboration with our neighbors. Filled with custom furniture, craftwork from local purveyors and found objects from Europe and beyond, The Dean revels in the details. This historical building has been elegantly transformed into a 52-room hotel in the heart of the Providence’s Downcity historic district. Come visit The Dean, we can’t wait to see you.

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Surface - April 2014

“He was truly the first to connect real, local experiences to a hotel experience,” Heckman says of Calderwood, adding, “I consider the Ace a pioneer for creating the type of hotel that I think a lot of hotels now aspire to be, which are these social, local places where the lobby is not a lobby; it’s a place where the community can come in.” The Dean lives up to this idea and expands upon it, establishing both a welcome hub for the gritty city’s creative culture and a tribute to its vibrant, eccentric history.

Wallpaper Magazine - November 15, 2013

The Dean, in a century-old building that once housed a brothel, was named with a nod to nearby Brown University, and the look is equally smart. Brooklyn-based practice Ash NYC restored the building and furnished the 52 rooms with a mix of all-American antiques and austere contemporary pieces. The lobby - with a coffee house called Bolt - has original tile floors and the restaurant, Faust's Hofbrauhaus Biergarten, is in a street-level space once occupied by a gentlemen's club.