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Distinctive Hospality Group acquires Mystic Hilton

MYSTIC — Distinctive Hospitality Group has announced that they have acquired the 182-room Hilton Mystic hotel located at 20 Coogan Blvd. in Mystic.

The group is a privately held, integrated hotel ownership and management company based in Natick, Mass. The company’s portfolio includes The VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick, Mass. and its two restaurants, Pantry and Violet Thorn; Hampton Inn Executive Conference Center Boston-Natick in Natick; Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill in Somerville, Mass.; SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports restaurant in Natick; and the Madison Beach Hotel, a beachfront boutique resort and its restaurant The Wharf, located in Madison, Conn., both which opened in 2012.

According to Lou Carrier, President of DHG, a transformative renovation of the property will be undertaken in the near future. “We intend on the Hilton Mystic being the social epicenter of Mystic and representative of the spectacular culture and energy of this region. The property is situated in the most desirable hotel location in the Mystic area, within walking distance to Mystic Seaport, the Mystic Aquarium, as well as robust retail and dining destinations of Olde Mystic.” said Carrier. in a statement to the press. Architectural and design planning for the renovation has already begun. “Our goal is to establish the physical, service, and conceptual direction of the hotel to reach AAA Four Diamond standards. We value our alliance with the Hilton family of hotels and are committed to representing Connecticut with one of its finest hotels,” he said.

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