Groundbreaking Retail/Hospitality Up Front

Bristol Event Center Breaks Ground

Rendering of new Bristol Event Center

Bristol, CT  – The owners and managers of the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol held a groundbreaking ceremony recently to officially kick off the construction of an expanded hospitality complex in Bristol featuring a new 50,000sf event center and a 90-suite HOME2 Suites by Hilton hotel.

(l-r): Cindy Bombard, president and CEO, Central CT Chambers of Commerce; Justin Smith, president, Prestige Hospitality Group; James Frenis, CEO, Prestige Hospitality Group; Justin Malley, executive director, Bristol Economic & Community Development; Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Mayor, City of Bristol; Lynn Dell, general manager, DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton and Bristol Event Center; Michael Heimbach, VP of security and facility operations, ESPN; William Mascetti, general contractor, ACG North America; and Thomas O. Barnes, chairman, The Barnes Group

Dr. Gerald Niznick, owner,  and his wife Reesa addressed attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony from California via webinar link.

Located adjacent to the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel on Century Drive in Bristol, the expanded hospitality campus will include a conference/event center and a new hotel constructed on four land parcels, including a portion of the existing DoubleTree hotel site.

Amara Associates and New Avenue Interior Design Studio provided the architectural services for the new hospitality venues. Consulting Engineering Services and BL Companies provided engineering services. ACG North America of Bristol is serving as construction manager for the project. PowerStation Events, who produced the groundbreaking event, is serving as the audio-visual communications partner.

The Bristol Event Center will feature two hospitality suites, a ballroom and outside seating accommodating up to 750 people conference style or 450 people for sit-down dinners/weddings.

The groundbreaking included a special reception produced by the DoubleTree Hotel.

The 90-suite HOME2 Suites by Hilton hotel will feature all-suite stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and amenities. An underground parking garage and pedestrian walkways will connect the two new hospitality venues with the existing DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Bristol.