by Sarah JF Braley | October 10, 2017
A year-long renovation has been completed at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott, six miles from Connecticut's Bradley International Airport. The project added three guest rooms and four junior suites, bringing the hotel's total to 302 rooms.
 
"Our team of associates are excited about the hotel's rejuvenation and are eager to share our completed new look with our guests and the community," said Michael Trosin, general manager. "Designed to inspire, our new look is everything you love about Marriott, with a modern twist."
 
As part of the refurbishment, the hotel's entrance was outfitted with a new check-in area, and the lobby great room was modernized with new seating options. Added were the M Club Lounge with an extended food menu, a customizable Starbucks coffee machine and free WiFi access with wireless printing. 
 
All guest rooms now sport new furniture and fixtures, as well as smart TVs that allow guests to use their own video-streaming accounts. The bathrooms in the redesigned king guest rooms have been converted from tubs to walk-in shower stalls with spa-like rainfall showerheads.
 
Also new is the Reverend's Bar & Kitchen, a contemporary restaurant serving a menu of regional flavors inspired by the area's history. Newly crafted cocktails include the Palisado Avenue Sipper -- a combination of rye, angostura bitters and ginger beer -- a nod to 747 Palisado Ave. in Windsor, Conn., site of the historic home of Oliver Ellsworth, the third chief justice of the U.S. who built the house in 1781. 
 
The hotel offers more than 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the 7,480-square-foot Windsor Ballroom. The indoor pool area now provides oversized lounge furniture, and the fitness center was outfitted with new equipment by Life Fitness, including treadmills with a virtual-reality program allowing guests to choose a scenic route for their walk or run.