Across the Northeast region of the United States, small and large cities are getting new branded and independent hotels.
In Stamford, Conn., the Lloyd Hotel has opened on the site of the former Hotel Zero Degrees Stamford. The new 94-room luxury boutique hotel was developed and is operated by RMS Companies.
The building has been completely renovated. The newly created lobby lounge operates as a café by day and as a bar by night, serving coffee in the morning and seasonal wines and craft cocktails in the evening. The first floor also includes a 24-hour fitness center with core and cardio equipment, a Peloton bike and The Mirror for on-demand yoga and fitness training.
The property is within walking distance from the Metro North and Amtrak train station and more than 80 downtown restaurants and bars. The hotel sits across from a 12-acre park along the Mill River with running and walking trails, outdoor fitness classes and annual food festivals.
In Jersey City, N.J., Hilton has opened the Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District, marking the brand’s first outpost in the New York City metropolitan area.
The 211-room hotel—owned and developed by Panepinto Properties, The KABR Group, Three Wall Capital and Greentree Construction—is close to the PATH Train Station (offering direct access to Manhattan), restaurants, galleries, public art projects and shops.
“We look forward to introducing the Canopy by Hilton lifestyle to the Tri-State [region] and immersing locals and guests in the culture of this burgeoning neighborhood of the Arts District,” said Ravi Dave, principal at Three Wall Capital. “We’re proud to finally deliver a hospitality product that speaks to the neighborhood’s urban sophistication and cultural diversity.”
As a tribute to the Arts District, the hotel displays work from local artists selected by the hotel’s art curator, Stefania Panepinto of Panepinto Galleries. Murals by Ricardo Roig and Jenna Morello pay homage to the Powerhouse Arts District and industrial Jersey City of the past. Three areas within the hotel, collectively coined the Canopy Central Art Studios, give local artists a place to create new works while providing guests with a real-time opportunity to witness the creative process, from the painting studio at the social seating area and the photography/print studio at the retreat to the sculpture studio at the café.
Limited edition silkscreen prints by Gary Lichtenstein inspired by the Dixon Mills Pencil Factory are displayed in all guestrooms, while the corridors are brought to life with original acrylic paintings by Candy Le Sueur and hand-made cyanotype prints by Tatsuro Nishimura.
In Massachusetts, the Four Points by Sheraton Boston Newton has officially opened after completing a rebranding from the Crowne Plaza brand and renovation that began last October.
The renovation included all guestrooms, meeting rooms, the restaurant, lobby and public spaces. Some of the notable changes include larger bathrooms on the executive floors, high-speed Cat 6 wiring throughout for a fast internet connection, a newly designed restaurant, new bedding and furniture.
The hotel, which is managed by Gulph Creek Hotels, has 270 guestrooms, more than 6,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center, a 24-hour fitness center and a heated pool.
Four Points Boston Newton is just a short drive from Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, MIT, Fenway Park, Faneuil Hall, Boston’s Seaport District and Boston Common. It is also within driving distance to the cities of Waltham, Burlington and Dedham and is roughly 8 miles from Boston Logan International Airport.