102-room Residence Inn set for South Norwalk

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US: Developer F.D. Rich Co. will start work in December on a Residence Inn by Marriott extended stay hotel in South Norwalk, Connecticut.

The eight-storey property will be on a site in South Main Street, which is currently a parking lot adjacent to the Norwalk Police Department headquarters.

F.D. Rich CEO Tom Rich said: "We just closed our financing about 10 days ago for a 102-room Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel. So that project, after a long time of planning and waiting for the right economic environment and getting people to believe in it, is a reality. It will be a great filling-in of a missing link between this neighbourhood and the transportation centre, so we're excited about that."

The average Residence Inn studio suite measures 457 square feet, sleeps one to four people, and features a living room with sofa, distinct sleeping area, in-suite work space facing a window, fully-equipped kitchen with dining bar, bathroom with large shower, luxury bedding and linens, a television and free Wi-Fi.

Rich said of the SoNo Residence Inn by Marriott: "The entire street front will be a two-level lobby with double-height ceilings and very dramatic public spaces facing the street. And we'll have a beautiful roof deck that is going to overlook the water. We'll have a deck that will have commanding views of Norwalk Harbor."

F.D. Rich Co. will run The SoNo Residence Inn as a franchise under Marriott. "We pay them royalties for their branding and national reservation system," Rich said. "We're going to operate it."



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