Over 400 attendees arrived for Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk’s Grand Opening event on Tuesday, May 21st. The party called for a 6-8 PM timeframe and partygoers were seen dining in Mediterraneo of Norwalk, the hotel restaurant and bar until 11PM.
Hip DJ Anthony from Hal Prince Music pumped the room with cool lounge vibes and Chef Albert DeAngelis, the restaurant and hotel’s exclusive chef prepared an extravagant shrimp cocktail and crab claw display along with lavish displays of fresh vegetables and cheeses. Passed hors d’ oeuvres included lobster rolls, lamb tartar bruschetta, polenta topped with caviar, Kobe beef sliders, mozzarella, tomato and basil skewers and an array of flatbreads.
Local business and restaurant owners, community organizations, city officials, media representatives, clients and friends of the Hotel Zero Degrees and Mediterraneo families were all there to celebrate on the rooftop lounge, SKYTOP353. “We invited all of our “Community Partners” to help highlight how we are going to provide the most innovative team -building and morale boosting meetings and events,” said Mia Schipani, Vice President of Business Development.
Local Artists were intentionally sourced in support of the community and Hotel Zero Degrees’ sustainability plan and they are featured throughout the hotel. Artists in attendance were Roger Mudre of Weston, Anita Soos of Guilford and Heidi Lewis Coleman of Stamford. Derek Uhlman from Firing Circuits was also in attendance to highlight his artistic sculptures and repertoire of local artists. The FC BUZZ was in attendance to represent all Fairfield County Cultural and Arts organizations to include Stepping Stones Museum and the Lockwood Mathews Mansion. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is partnering with the hotel to truly promote Norwalk as a destination by showcasing “Make a Print Saturday,” something culturally rich to do with your friends and family on a weekend. Oak Hills Park Golf Course’s Pro, Ed Ruiz, came out to share how groups visiting the hotel can take advantage of affordable group event offerings at one of Fairfield County’s nicest public golf course located right around the block from Hotel Zero Degrees.
Norwalk is truly a new destination for out-of- towners, especially those looking for “Affordable Luxury,” said Schipani. There are beaches , parks, golf, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, miniature golf, an aquarium, IMAX theatre and an array of dining and nightlife opportunities. All year long, Norwalk offers something exciting to do here and, especially in the Summertime when there are art festivals, street fairs and Shakespeare-on-the-Sound.”
Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk is a brand new 96-room metropolitan-chic hotel located at the bottom of the Merritt 7 Corporate Corridor. The hotel was developed by Stamford based RMS Companies, a builder and owner of hotels and luxury residential complexes throughout Connecticut. Guests enjoy complimentary amenities which include a warm breakfast buffet, ,high speed internet access, covered parking, luxurious toiletries, spa robes, local shuttle service, a daily newspaper, Starbucks coffee, fresh fruit and access to 24/7 amenities: Work It Out, On the Go and SKYTOP 353. Hotel Zero Degrees offers an 1875 square foot meeting space, BALLROOM353 which his divisible into three separate meetings spaces purposely named after three unique areas of Norwalk: Silvermine, SoNo and Wall Street. The Hotel officially opened on April 8th, 2013 when Mayor Richard Moccia cut the ribbon to officiate the launch.
For more information about Special Group and/or Preferred Rates, call Mia Schipani at 203-846-0206 and for Meetings and Events call Meaghan Rosenblattt at 203-846-0207.