Grand opening of new boutique hotel in New Haven


Wednesday is the grand opening of a new luxurious boutique hotel in New Haven

The Blake Hotel is a brand new space that embraces New Haven’s history: It’s named after Yale’s first female grad, Alice Rufie Jordan Blake, and its restaurant is named after a historic sports venue, Hamilton Park. 

“This amazing New York-style, New York-level, boutique hotel with 108 rooms, a beautiful lobby, amazing architecture, a Michelin star chef, comes at such an important time for our city and at this location,” said Mike Piscatelli, New Haven Economic Development Administrator. 

Hamilton Park is headed by Michelin Star chef Matt Lambert and will feature the flavors of New England with locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant opens Friday. 

“This hotel is now available to help New Haven put its best foot forward,” said Mayor Toni Harp, “to make a suitable impression on prospective students, their families, and other first time visitors. 

The Blake Hotel is located at 9 High St. in downtown New Haven. 

Related: A new hotel will be coming to New Haven

Mayor Toni Harp; RMS Companies CEO Randy Salvatore, owner and developer of The Blake Hotel; Mike Piscitelli, New Haven’s economic development administrator, and Ginny Kozlowski, executive director, Visit New Haven attended the ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning.

The hotel, which will have 108 rooms, is named after Alice Blake. She was the first woman to graduate from Yale University. 

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