MADISON, CT — A New England hotel rich in history, Madison Beach Hotel, has joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s growing global collection of boutique hotels. Set in a relaxing beachfront setting, Madison Beach Hotel is an upscale boutique resort with each of the hotel’s 32 rooms offering luxurious accommodations with sweeping ocean views and private balconies. Located in the heart of Madison Beach, the hotel is the area’s only resort on the beach and is ideally situated near a variety of dining, recreation and shopping areas.
Madison Beach Hotel’s rich history dates back to the early 1900s when it originally served as a rooming house for shipbuilders passing through the region. The hotel has also welcomed thousands of train passengers over the years, attracted by the natural beauty of Madison’s beaches. The hotel was one of the oldest continuously run businesses on the shoreline of Connecticut. In 2012, the hotel was completely rebuilt and re-opened to the public.
“The unique history of this premier property, combined with the personalized hospitality and comfortable elegance found at Madison Beach Hotel truly embodies the spirit of the Curio collection,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “We are excited to welcome this beautiful boutique hotel as our second property in New England, joining the Providence Biltmore.
The 4-story building boasts the region’s distinct New England-inspired design, complemented by amenities and services that today’s modern traveler has come to expect at an upscale hotel. This includes complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a full service restaurant, fitness center, yoga room and Sounds of the Sea Spa. Additionally, the hotel’s guest rooms boast luxury linens, coffee makers, refrigerators and oversized soaking tubs – with some rooms also featuring fireplaces and separate rain showers to expand the individualized guest experience.
“We look forward to continuing our reputation for excellence in the New England area as we embark on an exciting new partnership with Curio – A Collection by Hilton,” said Lou Carrier, president of Distinctive Hospitality Group, the hotel’s operator. “Madison Beach Hotel is embedded in the fabric of this close-knit community, and we’re honored Hilton Worldwide hand-picked this unique hotel to join its prestigious collection.”
Madison Beach Hotel is an ideal and picturesque venue for a variety of celebrations, including meetings, weddings, private entertaining and corporate presentations. With seating for up to 160 guests, The Ballroom and Tides on the Sound event space feature panoramic views of Long Island Sound and extravagant floor-to-ceiling French doors leading to the beachside balconies. For more intimate events of up to 25 guests, The Spinnaker Lounge – a multi-media conference room situated at the top of the sweeping staircase on the second floor – features state-of-the-art technology and is perfect for small corporate event, dinner or business meeting.
Featuring flavors of the season, the hotel is an ideal destination for guests to enjoy a memorable meal. The Wharf Restaurant features farm-to-table cuisine from the Atlantic Northeast while The Port Bar offers guests an extensive wine list and bar menu featuring a variety of salads, sandwiches and locally-inspired entrees. Additionally, an ocean-facing porch open year-round ensures guests have the option to dine with breathtaking views of Long Island Sound.