The Marriott Hartford Downtown officially opened in late August. It's the cornerstone of a triumvirate β€” with the Connecticut Convention Center that opened in June and the re-opening of the Hilton Hartford in March β€” that has sparked a revitalization of downtown Hartford.

The 409-room hotel, which is adjacent to and serves as headquarters for the 540,000-square-foot Connecticut Convention Center, has 13,000 square feet of meeting space, including the largest hotel ballroom in Hartford, with 8,300 square feet of space.

Rooms are dubbed β€œThe Room that Works,” and are equipped with ergonomic chairs, dual-line phones, data ports, and no-glare lamps. The wireless keyboard even allows guests to send e-mail from their beds.

The Waterford Hotel Group owns and operates this hotel through a Marriott franchise, as well as the 392-room Hilton Hartford, and manages the state-owned convention center, the largest component of the 30-acre, mixed-use Adriaen's Landing project.