May 31, 2012 :
West Hartford seeks proposals for a hotel in West Hartford Center
The Town of West Hartford is seeking proposals for the development of a hotel to be located on a parcel of property in West Hartford Center that is owned by the Town. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2012.
On May 22, 2012, the West Hartford Town Council declared a 4+/- acre parcel of land to be surplus and expressed a general interest in seeing the site developed privately for hotel use. Approximately 2+/- acres of the overall parcel are developable. The site is located at the intersection of Memorial Road and Raymond Road where the current zoning classification permits commercial uses including hotels.
The Town of West Hartford will consider proposals from qualified developers for the development of this site into a full-service hotel of approximately 120 rooms with appropriate amenities, either as an independent boutique or with a flag property.
The Town of West Hartford is interested in working with a development team which has substantial experience in the planning, construction and operation of a full service hotel.
The property will be sold or leased “as-is.”The preferred proposal will reflect purchase or long-term lease options which best meet the needs of hotel developers and the overall financial, planning, zoning, commercial and social interests of the community.
Written responses will be accepted at the Department of Financial Services until 3:00pm on August 15, 2012. Proposals must be delivered to Mr. Chris Johnson, Purchasing Agent, Town of West Hartford, Department of Financial Services, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. Click here for the RFP