First Look At Hotel Proposed For Storrs Center

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The developer of Storrs Center near the University of Connecticut main campus has given an early look at how a hotel in the development could appear:

Credit: BL Cos., Meriden

Credit: BL Cos., Meriden

The project’s master developer, LeylandAlliance, based in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., is seeking a zone change that would allow for a hotel in the development. A public hearing began Sept. 3 and will resume this Monday.

LeylandAlliance declined to release hotel renderings until after the zone change had been voted on, but the renderings had been submitted to the town of Mansfield, which provided them to Property Line.

The renderings of  the $10 million Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott are considered “conceptual” and could change significantly should construction begin. If approved, building could begin in the spring and be ready for occupancy in a year.

Read my latest update on Storrs Center here.

There has been opposition from hotel operators in the area, who argue that the market is too small to accommodate another hotel. One, the Nathan Hale Inn, is so close you would be able to see the new hotel from it.

LeylandAlliance said the growth of the university justifies another hotel as it builds on its research capabilities.



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4 thoughts on “First Look At Hotel Proposed For Storrs Center

  1. McKee Campbell

    Does it have to be a typical, cookie-cutter, chain hotel like everywhere else in America? At least try to make it not look like three-thousand other hotels elsewhere. The “Fairfield-Mariott” insignia emblazoned on the front smacks of commercialism. How many times have we all driven down the highway to see this sign/insignia thousands of times. Is there another “tasteful” way to hide this or modify it somehow?

  2. Dave

    McKee, spoken like a true communist. Evil capitalism and commercialism must be stopped. Of course, you lose your right to complain about Connecticut not producing any jobs.

    1. Harley

      Dave, you are visionless. Nice of you to support unchecked sprawl and the corporatization of everything in sight. Corporate America thanks you for being their whore.

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