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Mystic, CT – March 25, 2024 – Hilton Mystic is honored for its recognition as the Tourism Leader of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut's esteemed ECTy Awards. The awards celebrate the pinnacle of excellence in community engagement, innovation, customer service, and business in Eastern Connecticut's robust community. This accolade underscores Hilton Mystic's exceptional contributions to the region's and the state's tourism industry. Hilton Mystic has distinguished itself through its unwavering

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seating area at hotel

We celebrated the grand opening of Spark by Hilton Mystic Groton, in September 2023.  This opening solidifying the Hilton’s foray into the premium economy segment. With more than 400 opportunities in various stages of development, the first-ever Spark by Hilton made its debut just eight months after Hilton announced the new, conversion-only brand in January 2023. Spark by Hilton Mystic Groton is managed by Distinctive Hospitality Management. FULL ARTICLE  Learn More about our newest

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The VERVE Hotel featured in Yankee Magazine, July 2023 "When It’s Time for Barbie to Rest Her Head…" She’ll feel right at home at the Verve Hotel in Natick, Massachusetts. This is no ordinary overnight. Everywhere she looks, Barbie will find reminders of her own 20th-century “eras.” It’s like stepping into a museum of American TV and pop culture, complete with video games to play and album cover art to snap. And, yes… there’s even a collection



Delighted to be included in Connecticut Magazine's Most Romantic Restaurants - The Wharf at Madison Beach Hotel. The attribute that anchors the romance quotient of The Wharf can be summed up in one word: location. Tucked away off Route 1, it’s the kind of hidden gem that adds to the allure of seaside towns, where the fire roads and narrow lanes branching off main thoroughfares look private, even forbidding, but typically reveal million-dollar vistas reserved

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view of hotel from the Sound

Classic New England vibes are the order of the day at this quintessential Connecticut resort, located right on the shoreline of Long Island Sound. Opened in 2012, the four-story, grey-shingled Madison Beach Hotel occupies the footprint of a hotel that began as a boarding house serving shipbuilders in the 1800s before city people discovered the village of Madison’s seaside charms. Most of the hotel’s 34 spacious rooms have balconies looking out over the estuarial waters, and complimentary

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The Verve Hotel entrance day

Lou Carrier, president of Distinctive Hospitality Group, weighs in on the lack of business travel and its impact on the hotel industry.  “Business travelers use hotels, go to restaurants and retail, engage in sports entertainment and get the economic systems firing on all cylinders,” Lou Carrier, president of the Distinctive Hospitality Group, said. “You may have a leisure traveler engine firing on two or three cylinders, but a business traveler engine is firing on eight.”

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