New life for New Haven hotels

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Stephen Dunn

New Haven’s Colony Inn is getting a much needed renovation that will add two new floors and remake it’s windows (seen above). Hopefully the new windows will improve upon the old, for years an eyesore that visually impoverished one of New Haven’s finest blocks.

Hotels Going Upscale Eric Gershon Hartford Courant 12/4/07

“The reinvention of 1157 Chapel is the most ambitious hotel project in New Haven in a decade and one sorely needed to meet demand, estimated to be at least 200 to 300 rooms above the 1,310 rooms now in the city, according to local real estate experts.”

“Four blocks away, on College Street, Centerplan Development of Hartford plans to build a 19-story structure where it envisions a 250-room ‘four or five-star’ hotel, 124 luxury condominiums and ground-floor retail. Robert A.M. Stern, dean of Yale’s architecture school, has been hired as the designer. The project is expected to break ground next year and open in 2011.”

Posted by Chris

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