Crowne Plaza to flag former Sheraton in Connecticut

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT A former Sheraton hotel in Connecticut will be rebranded as a Crowne Plaza later this year. The 448-key Stamford Plaza & Conference Center will adopt the IHG upscale flag in the third quarter, owner Rosdev Group says.

The property dropped its Sheraton affiliation when it was acquired in 2009 by Montreal-based Rosdev from Host Hotels & Resorts. Rosdev also owns Crowne Plaza hotels in New Jersey and Montreal.

“We have a very good relationship with IHG,” Henry Topas, executive vice president of Rosdev, tells Connecticut Post. “We feel that the brand isn’t represented in the area. We know that it’s an upscale brand that will fit into the community.”

Prior to the conversion, the hotel’s façade will be replaced, and all guestrooms, the lobby and meeting facilities will be renovated. The hotel will remain open during the upgrades.