STAMFORD, CT -- (Marketwired) -- Jul 02, 2013 -- In the face of budget cuts in schools across the country, one hotel is doing its part to ensure the relevance of arts programs in its neighborhood. The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa unveiled 15 artworks on permanent display in its meeting space on June 10, 2013 amid students, teachers, the community and plenty of hope that the partnership would expand into the future.
The 15 featured artworks were culled from more than 30 submissions and reflect the efforts of students from three public high schools in the Stamford area. This, however, is only the beginning. The hotel includes 22 meeting rooms, which means there is plenty of potential opportunity for aspiring artists to contribute down the road.
The program complements the hotel's critical niche within its neighborhood. Located in downtown Stamford, near the I-95 corridor and Chelsea Piers, the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa meets both the community's and travelers' demands for everything from event space to dining options. Its 9,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, for example, can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Features like Wi-Fi, exhibition space and teleconferencing and videoconferencing capabilities mean all 27,000 square feet of meeting space can be configured to whatever a group may require, while certified wedding planners are also able to transform these same spaces into inspired, customized event venues.
In addition to meeting space and recently renovated guestrooms, the hotel is home to one of downtown Stamford's favorite bars: Northern Lights Bar and Lounge. The bar is enjoyed by both local and out-of-town guests who come for lunch and, in the evening, small plates, cocktails and the stylish wine bar.
Enhancing the hotel's dual position as an asset to the community and a sanctuary for travelers is the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa's Local Student Art Program. With art that transcends its designated decorative function to benefit students, educators, visitors and locals alike, the program itself is something of a masterpiece that will be enjoyed in the years to come.
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
Located in downtown Stamford, the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa is just steps from major businesses, a quick drive away from Chelsea Piers and a train-ride away from New York City. With so many defining elements in its orbit, it's no wonder the hotel can accommodate an equally diverse repertoire of needs. The recently renovated 506 guestrooms, along with the hotel's six suites, feature Marriott Revive bedding with 300-threadcount linens, complimentary high-speed Internet, flat-panel HD televisions and mini-refrigerators. The 22 meeting rooms, meanwhile, include wireless and wired Internet, teleconferencing and videoconferencing capabilities and 27,000 square feet of space. Standing by to transform these same stylish spaces -- like the 9,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom -- into stunning event venues are certified wedding planners and an accomplished catering staff. But since meetings, travel and even events can be stressful, the hotel is also equipped with a variety of relaxing offerings. The new lobby, for example, welcomes guests with complimentary wireless Internet, while the three concierge levels and onsite Agora Spa (which offers body treatments, facials, massages and a steam room) are ready to indulge them. Sam's American Bistro serves up three delicious meals a day, and the Northern Lights Bar and Lounge is the perfect place for locals and visitors to unwind at the end of the day. A heated indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, provide on-property options for those looking to stay active. Other sports -- like golf, tennis, sailing and rock-climbing -- are all within easy distance of this cosmopolitan hotel and spa.
243 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, Connecticut 06901 USA
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