Ethan Allen Hotel Undergoes Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

DANBURY, CT—The Ethan Allen Hotel completed the first phase of a three-phase, multimillion-dollar renovation of the hotel’s front and rear lobbies, ballrooms, corridors, guestrooms and public spaces.
Ethan Allen, the designer, manufacturer and retailer of American furniture and accessories, is currently celebrating its 80th year as an interior designer; the hotel renovation is one of many initiatives launched in honor of the milestone event.

The Ethan Allen Hotel is a full-service, four-star hotel with 193 guestrooms, two ballrooms, nine meeting rooms, a fitness room, a conservatory, and an enclosed outdoor courtyard with a pool and a gazebo. The hotel’s Grand Ballroom can accommodate more than 500 guests. It was recently appointed with a palette of dove-gray tones and fitted with custom-made crystal chandeliers. To complement the modern look, the hotel also selected sleek new table settings.

“This renovation allows our clients greater opportunity to design the Grand Ballroom as they would like for their meetings, weddings, and other special events. Its neutral color palette provides the perfect backdrop for every look—from classic and conservative to modern and colorful,” said Janice Perna-Nicholas, general manager of the Ethan Allen Hotel.

During the second phase of the renovation, which begins this month and continues through the summer, Ethan Allen will incorporate new furnishings into the hotel’s guestrooms. The rooms will be designed to reflect “modern elegance.” This look will be achieved with warm neutral tones, rich textures and deep woods. Each guestroom will have a flat-screen television and iPod docking station.

The third and final phase of the renovation project will focus on Fairfields Restaurant, the hotel’s full-service restaurant and lounge; it will be completed in 2014.