Posted 11/7/2012 - 10:34:19 AM
HANOVER, NH—The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth, which was built in 1780, has completed a more-than-$40-million renovation designed to marry its historical roots with modern conveniences and amenities.
Boston developer Richard Friedman of Carpenter & Co., New York-based interior designer Bill Rooney and architects from Boston-based Cambridge Seven Associates led the design team.
The enhancements include a new lobby with wifi, an updated conference center, the largest ballroom in the Upper Valley, new guestrooms and suites, a health and fitness facility and a signature restaurant overlooking the Dartmouth Green and Main Street.
Feature elements include a 2,800-lb., hand-crafted granite table in the lobby—which represents New Hampshire’s status as the Granite State— which sits on top of a custom-designed black and white area rug. A series of hand-blown glass lamps from Simon Pearce illuminate the lobby under a new skylight.
The new Minary Conference Center, an 11,000-sq.-ft. facility, includes a 4,000-sq.-ft. ballroom, seven executive conference rooms and the 1,761-sq.-ft. Hayward Room with granite fireplace and 103-in. plasma screen TV. Each room includes custom art work, state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and cutting-edge technology.
The Inn incorporates its traditional, collegiate history as well. Its existing rocking chairs still sit on the front porch, and class gifts like the vintage weather station and visiting alumni roster have not been touched. The guestrooms feature collegiate-style cable knit throws and Pompanoosuc Mills custom furnishings.
A new restaurant from Boston-based Michael Schlow will open Winter 2013.
The property is managed by Pyramid Hotel Group.