Changes in New Haven are bringing in more visitors. November 2009 saw the opening of the Elm City's first new hotel in decades: The Study, a 124-room boutique hotel with a quiet, sophisticated atmosphere. Cushy lounge chairs adorn the lobby, where visitors can relax with an assortment of newspapers and art books. As befits a hotel on an Ivy League campus, The Study's room service menu is whimsically named "Food for Thought." On-site amenities include valet parking, a Fitness Center with build-in televisions and iPod hookups, WiFi throughout the premises, evening turndown service, and full access to Yale sports events, concerts, and plays.
The Courtyard by Mariott New Haven, located on Whalley Avenue, completed renovations in summer 2009, including new furniture, carpets, linens, and bathroom tiling, and the addition of 47 new guest rooms. Its owners, the Newport Hotel Group, also acquired the worn and torn property of the New Haven Hotel in 2007 and opened the freshly renovated hotel in June 2010. Changes to 229 George Street feature a cooler blue décor in place of the previous 80s-style lime-green; guest rooms have been revamped with custom furniture, Sealy mattresses, marble and granite bathrooms, LG HD TV screens, iPod docking, and the speediest WiFi available.
Other hospitality projects in the works include a new building by Northland Investment Corp. at the site of the New Haven Coliseum on 89 George Street; a "high-end" hotel by Centerplan Development south of the New Haven Green on College Street; and a "deluxe" hotel in place of the 14-story red brick building at the northeast corner of the Green by New York's Hampshire Hotels & Resorts.
1157 Chapel Street
Boutique hotel with a distinct Ivy League vibe...
30 Whalley Ave
Near Howe St
155 Temple St
South of Chapel St