DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s full-service brand, has announced the opening of its newest hotel in Bristol, Conn. Formerly a Clarion hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol, Connecticut opens following a 13-month and more than $20 million in renovations led by design firm Parker-Torres Design.
The property will continue to be directed by the hotel’s management team, led by longtime GM Lynn Dell, and new director of sales, Mark Lombardi. The hotel is owned by Bristol Hotel and managed by Prestige Hospitality Group.
Less than one mile from ESPN headquarters and ESPN Plaza, the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol has a new design concept with custom artwork highlighting the newly renovated lobby, while the hotel’s 141 guestrooms are enhanced by contemporary upgrades. A brand-new five-story, 19-suite tower offers a separate, more private entrance for guests. Six suites have California King beds suited to athletes, and an exclusive 2,000 square-foot Presidential Suite allows for space and amenities, including a 64-inch HDTV, a dining table for eight with a full kitchen, a theater and a guest bath equipped with a 60-inch TV-mirror, a whirlpool tub, an iPad-controlled energy management system and a $200,000 security system to accommodate the security needs of guests.
For dining, on offer are: The Willows restaurant, and Time Out sports bar. The two new dining venues have menus created by executive chef Leo C. Bushey, III.
Particularly to target the MICE market, the hotel also has more than 7,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi internet access for all guests throughout the hotel.
Other amenities include: an indoor heated swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center.
This property marks the third DoubleTree by Hilton in Connecticut, joining hotels in Norwalk and Hartford – Bradley Airport.
The hotel is approximately 35 miles from Bradley International Airport, and is in close proximity to downtown Hartford, Connecticut Convention Center and the Hartford XL Center.