Hotel Bond

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Hotel Bond
Hotel chain Hilton (current)
General information
Address 338 Asylum Street
Opening 1913
Technical details
Floor count 6 (first section)
12 (second section)
Hotel Bond, first section, ca. 1913-1920

Hotel Bond is a historic hotel, built in two stages in 1913 and 1921, in downtown Hartford, Connecticut by hotelier Harry S. Bond. It is located near Bushnell Park, and was considered the grandest hotel in Hartford during its heyday.[1][2] The second section is a 12 story building attached to the 6 story first section. A Statler Hotel opened in the area in 1954, creating competition, and the Bond Hotel company declared bankruptcy shortly after that. It was bought by the California-based Masaglia Hotel chain, which began an incremental renovation program. In 1964 it was sold to a Cincinnati, Ohio investment group which announced extensive renovation plans. However, the financing plans fell through and the hotel was again in bankruptcy. The building was sold at auction to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford in 1965, and it became the home of the Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing. The Bond Ballroom reopened in 2001, with the rest of the building becoming a Homewood Suites by Hilton in 2006.[3]

Hotel entrance, during the 1936 Connecticut River Flood

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Guide to Historic Hartford, Connecticut - Daniel Sterner - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "A Touch of Class". HartfordInfo.org. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Historic Buildings of Connecticut » Blog Archive » Hotel Bond (1921)". Historicbuildingsct.com. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 

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Coordinates: 41°46′04″N 72°40′45″W / 41.7678°N 72.6791°W / 41.7678; -72.6791