Holiday Inn Completes $20 Million Renovation in Stamford, Conn.

The Holiday Inn Stamford Downtown in Stamford, Conn., has completed a $20 million transformation, its management company, Memphis-based Davidson Hotel Company, announced last week. The comprehensive renovation encompassed the property's 380 guestrooms, as well as its public spaces, front facade and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.

"With the completion of the $20 million renovation, we believe the Holiday Inn Stamford Downtown is well positioned to serve the corporate, leisure and group/meeting needs of Stamford and Fairfield County," Davidson President and CEO John A. Belden said in a statement. "The property's 'like-new' condition creates an appealing alternative for both business and leisure travelers to the area."

Among the upgrades that guests will notice at the Holiday Inn in downtown Stamford are a reappointed and relocated lobby lounge, front desk and swimming pool, not to mention an entirely new health club, a brand new restaurant, and guestrooms and meeting facilities that have been redesigned with new finishes, decor and furnishings.

"What we have is essentially a brand new hotel within the walls of an existing building," General Manager Mike Bennett said. "There is almost no resemblance to our old facility. From the look of our upgraded entrance on Main Street with its new facade, as well as the reception area and spacious marbled lobby, cutting edge business center, stylish bistro and cafe, to the well-appointed guestrooms and formal meeting rooms and ballroom, this is truly an exceptional property for both Stamford and the Holiday Inn brand."