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Hartford, CT Hotels Defer to the New King of Lobby Experiences

Embracing the Greatroom Concept, the Hartford Marriott Farmington Discovers Unlimited Possibilities for Its Lobby

FARMINGTON, CT -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/14 -- Anyone who thinks hotel lobbies are stiff, boring spaces to be traversed as quickly as possible either hasn't traveled since 2006 or has been staying at the wrong hotels. While Marriott has systematically rolled out its revamped lobby concept (known as the Greatroom) in properties around the world, the Hartford Marriott Farmington recently implemented its own version -- and it has outmaneuvered other Hartford, Connecticut hotels in the process.

Travelers looking for Farmington lodging would do well, lobby or not, to stay at this nicely-appointed hotel. Offering 374 guest rooms, seven suites, three concierge levels and more than 14,000 square feet of flexible event space, the property is the last word when it comes to Farmington corporate travel, not to mention comfortable vacation destinations. But the new lobby, which was completed at the end of 2013, takes the entire guest experience to another level.

The Greatroom concept is built upon a realistic assessment of how people travel, work and relax today. Where traditional lobbies were once formal spaces used mostly as a means to reach the elevators, the Greatroom lobbies invite guests to sit down and stay a while, whether it's to plug-in, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, network or socialize.

And this property's version is no exception. True to form, it breaks down the vast open space with intimate seating areas comprised of comfortable couches and chairs as well as contemporary rugs. But this property expands on the notion that comfort is king by incorporating sleek and angular lines, a soft palette of neutral hues and rich woods that resonate with the 15 acres of forest just outside the hotel.

Seating, however, is only part of the equation at this elegant property, as guests also have access to premium drinks, food and cocktails. At the Hartford Marriott Farmington travelers can get together with coworkers or friends for relaxed gatherings that are as productive as they are pleasurable.

Of course, as one of the premier hotels in Hartford, CT, this property has plenty of features to recommend it to both business and leisure travelers. Its lavish new Greatroom lobby is simply the icing on the cake.

About the Hartford Marriott Farmington
Located just 10 minutes away from the downtown area, the Hartford Marriott Farmington feels a world away. Perhaps it's the forested acreage just beyond the hotel's property, or the spacious elegance inside, but travelers enjoy a serene experience every time they arrive. Guest rooms indulge visitors with plush bedding, enhanced Internet access, flat-screen televisions and ample workspace, while features like the indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool and fitness center let them maintain their exercise routines while on the road. Dining options are as diverse as they are delicious and encompass the continental cuisine of Village Green, sushi at Sushi Bar and pub fare at the Proprietors Lounge. Meetings are turned into successes within the 14,000 square feet of flexible event space. The hotel offers a large ballroom as well as more intimate banquet halls, making the venue ideal for weddings of any size. The hotel is also near a wide range of attractions -- from Mark Twain's house to shopping, dining and the Tunxis Plantation Country Club -- that make every visit one to remember.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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Farmington, Connecticut 06032
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