For busy city dwellers craving a relaxing, quick getaway, The Delamar West Hartford is a stone’s throw away from the hustle of city life. Trading in skyscrapers and crowds for a more historic ambiance with modern amenities, West Hartford was founded in 1672 and is home to 65,000.
The Delmar West Hartford was built from the ground up and opened in September of 2017. The six floor hotel features 114 boutique rooms, which range in size from the 375-square-foot deluxe king room to a 1,300-square-foot two-bedroom presidential terrace suite, as well as Artisan Restaurant complete with garden, banquet space, meeting rooms, a luxurious spa, and much more. The style of the building serves as a homage to Northern European design, and the classic look spills over into the interior.
As you arrive, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne upon check in, along with other hotel perks including complimentary valet parking, chauffeured Tesla transportation within a 5-mile radius, complimentary breakfast, electric vehicle charging station and nightly turn down service, complete with chocolates on your pillow. Bulgari bath products are always appreciated, and the soft floral scent adds to the relaxing environment.
Striking pieces of artwork are found throughout the hotel, a mix of the hotel’s private collections and pieces on loan from the New Britain Museum of American Art, including a bold statement piece called Fortune Cookie Bench , a bench made up of $1,500 worth of quarters by artist Johnny Swing in the spacious lobby. Steps away above the fireplace is the whimsical Charm Bracelet by Peter Kirkiles, made of stainless steel and polished bronze.
The hotel’s casual yet elegant restaurant Artisan offers complimentary breakfast daily, and turns into a lively, energetic spot at night. The unique dining experience offers a variety of beautiful dining atmospheres in the garden, tavern, and dining room spaces, with a menu focusing on New England-inspired, farm to table, locally sourced dishes from Executive Chef and Partner Frederic Kieffer. For private dining, the Copper Room seats up to 14 people under the soft glow of copper lighting.
The full service Delamar Spa on the second floor features four treatment rooms with hand stenciled designs, nail salon, blow dry bar and boutique. Soft colors and natural wood highlight the energy of the spa, and skin and body treatments use world-renowned Biologique Recherche and Valmont products.
The highly curated shop features spa products, boutique clothing and simplistic, high-quality, handcrafted jewelry by Sally Kay. As a certified medical spa, treatments beyond the usual facials and massages are possible. Botox and Cool Sculpting are popular, as well as innovative treatments such as Micro Current Therapy and medical grade collagen treatments.
While weekending at The Delamar, do not miss the New Britain Museum of American Art in nearby New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1903, the museum is the first strictly American art museum in the country. The permanent collection includes over 8,300 pieces on every medium; paper, sculpture, photographs and illustrations. Artists include important works by illustrator Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Raphaelle Peale, John Peto, John Haberle and John La Farge.
The downtown area, know as West Hartford Center, or “The Center”, is as the heart of the community since the 17th century and is walking distance from the hotel. Home to Blue Back Square, restaurants, boutiques, a movie theater. As an important part of American history, The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is next door. Mark Twain House is open for tours, as is the 18th century birthplace of Noah Webster, of Webster dictionary fame.
To book or for more information: DELAMAR West Hartford
1 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT 06107