Shelton experienced an economic revitalization in the 1980s, when several major companies, including General Electric and Black & Decker, opened offices here. The Courtyard by Marriott Shelton is conveniently located to offer easy access to—or reprieve from—the corporate corridor. Located just south of town, the hotel provides a wealth of relaxing amenities.
In the indoor pool you can relieve the stress of an intense budget meeting or the stress of discovering that your tie reacts to flute music like a cobra. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the pool and look out on the property’s gardens. Later, you can sip a cocktail while perched on a high-backed bar chair with the lobby fireplace at your back. The Bistro prepares contemporary American fare for breakfast and dinner. Comfortable guest rooms are outfitted with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi.
Shelton, Connecticut: Revitalized Hamlet Outside Hartford
Shelton's minor industrial revolution near the turn of the 21st century helped make it one of the fastest-growing cities in Connecticut. Big companies converted defunct warehouses into high-tech facilities. The influx of work has revitalized downtown, which today boasts charming mom-and-pop stores along brick and cobblestone sidewalks. A farmers' market offers fresh produce, and the 10-acre Riverwalk Park provides a scenic jogging path along the Housatonic River.