STAMFORD, Conn., -- A Canadian-based company had a party to celebrate its $18-million renovation of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford.
Rosdev Group, a Montreal-based real estate, hotel and development company, showcased the work it has done to the 355-room hotel at 2701 Summer St. It has a capacity to handle more than 1,600 guests and has more than 30,000 square feet of meeting space.
Michael Rosenberg, Rosdev Group's President and CEO, said Stamford's strong business community and its proximity to New York City is what convinced the company to buy the property and pour money into is renovation.
"I believe it is a great city and that is why I invested in it," he said following the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Rosdev Group purchased what was the Sheraton in 2009 and in December 2014 it changed its name to Crowne Plaza. Rosdev Group was founded in 1960 by Michael's father, David Rosenberg.
Mayor David Martin said the renovation showed the faith the company has in Stamford.
"It has been a terrific hotel in the past and this re-opening is just a recommitment to Stamford and I wish them the best of luck, continued success both for themselves and for Stamford," he said.
The hotel's general manager, Sanj Rai, said its location and service will make it an attractive option for people.
“The Crowne Plaza services and amenities, as well as our close proximity to New York City, will make us a choice hotels for both business and leisure travelers in the Stamford area,” he said.
Rai said the hotel was open throughout the renovation process, which saw every part of the hotel — from the lobby to the rooms — renovated and modernized.
Guests will enjoy "impeccable service, a good night's sleep," Rai said. "We will bend over backwards to take care of them because that is what our goal is to make sure they are comfortable during their stay. It is their home away from home."
Restaurant 2701 at the hotel features American cuisine and sushi.
“This newest addition to the Crowne Plaza portfolio of hotels will provide guests with the amenities and top-notch services they need to be productive when they’re on the road for work," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, IHG. "Our guests are looking for a hotel that caters to their business needs so it’s important that we provide an environment that enables them to focus on getting their work done.”
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