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Crowne Plaza Danbury Hotel opens following top-to-bottom renovation

Crowne Plaza Danbury Hotel opens following top-to-bottom renovation

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), announces the opening of the completely renovated Crowne Plaza Danbury, formerly the Danbury Plaza Hotel.

Located near numerous businesses and corporate offices in Danbury, Conn., just off Interstate 84 at 18 Old Ridgebury Road, the five-story, 242-room hotel offers first-class luxury accommodations; an urban and sophisticated design, using a mix of bright and muted colors that has transformed the hotel’s appearance; exceptional meeting facilities; and close proximity to leisure attractions.

For meeting and events, the hotel’s 26,000 square feet of meeting space has been completely remodeled. It includes 14 meeting rooms and three ballrooms, the largest of which can accommodate a banquet for up to 500 guests.

“We’re pleased to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to the Danbury area, especially in a location that is perfect for business travelers and under an hour’s drive to New York City,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, IHG. “There are several major employers in the area that will benefit from the meetings-savvy products and services that only a Crowne Plaza provides.”

Among the major corporations with nearby locations are General Electric, Boehringer Ingelheim, Honeywell and Pitney Bowes. The Crowne Plaza is also just a short distance from Western Connecticut State University and Danbury Hospital. The hotel offers easy access to major airports in both Connecticut and New York.


Leisure and business travelers will enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to Danbury’s dining and entertainment district. It is also a short drive from several attractions, including the Military Museum of Southern New England, Quassy Amusement Park and the Richter Park Golf Course.

“It’s exciting to be opening as a Crowne Plaza hotel in an area that is so conveniently located,” said Richard Bair, general manager, Crowne Plaza Danbury. “The Crowne Plaza brand is well-regarded for providing guests with a unique upscale experience that appeals to quality-minded business and leisure travelers.”

New to the hotel is Jays, a sleek and exciting restaurant and lounge with urban sophistication. Serving upscale, casual American fare, the restaurant’s signature dish is the Jays’ Filet, with house-made steak sauce and truffle fries. Guests can also enjoy casual dining at the Fusion Café, which serves breakfast and lunch, and get a drink at Whisper’s Lounge.

Amenities at the Crowne Plaza include a fitness facility, full-service business center and gift shop and an indoor, heated pool and outdoor tennis courts that will open this summer. Free wireless Internet service is available in guest rooms and public areas

The Crowne Plaza offers a signature comprehensive meetings program that ensures a seamless planning process and exceptional meeting experience consisting of three key components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, a Crowne Meetings Director, and a Daily Meetings Debrief. 

Consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage®, which encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include signature bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones and aromatherapy.

The Crowne Plaza Danbury is independently owned by Jesta Hospitality CT, LLC, and operated by JBHA Management under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.