Marriott Residence Inn Hartford Downtown completes renovations

The 120-room Marriott Residence Inn Hartford Downtown in Connecticut’s capital city completed renovations of its guestrooms and public space, marking the hotel’s second major remodel since its grand opening at the historic Richardson building in July of 2000.

Henry Hobson Richardson, a known 19th-century architect, designed the building at 942 Main Street which was built in 1876.

Building on both the brand’s innovative spirit and the hotel’s landmark location, the Residence Inn Hartford Downtown was re-designed to offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a balance and routine while traveling.

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According to developer and co-owner Marc Levine, the new renovations bring Marriott’s latest décor, technology and amenity updates to both the rooms and public areas of the property, while still preserving the historic building.

The multi-million renovation project is the most substantial rehab since the hotel’s opening, and includes a major upgrade of its 120 rooms and public spaces. Because of the building’s historic structure, which was first constructed in 1876, each of the hotel’s 120 suites is different in size and shape, and has sleeping, living and dining areas, flat screen televisions, complimentary high-speed Internet access and daily housekeeping services. Upgrades to these suites include new sectional sleeper sofas, carpet, desks, mattresses and drapery, as well as new granite counters and stainless steel appliances in all kitchens and bathroom areas.

The Residence Inn Hartford Downtown is one of the first Residence Inns to showcase Marriott’s latest public space package, transforming the hotel’s common areas into multi-functional living spaces. The public space renovations include a new front desk area with open access to guests, an upgraded business center, new lobby seating, and the construction of study pods for guests, with personal high-definition flat screen televisions that provide a private/public work space while outside of the guestroom.

The Residence Inn Hartford Downtown is owned by Richardson Redo, and managed by Waterford Hotel Group. The hotel is located near the Connecticut Convention Center, XL Center, Wadsworth Atheneum, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford Stage, The Gershon Fox Room and The Society Room. The Residence Inn also has 1,600 square feet of downtown Hartford meeting space.

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Shirli Sensenbrenner brings more than 30 years of experience, including 20 with Destination Hotels/Two Roads Hospitality.