Events are in our DNA. Whether you’re zenning out on the rooftop after midterms, collaborating in one of our well-appointed conference rooms or going for one more with old friends at the Hamilton Park bar, The Blake’s open floor plans and comfortable spaces are equally accommodating for groups at work or play. Our New Haven hotel is uniquely functional.

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The Twain Room

Though known for his frontier ethos, Mark Twain, the grandfather of American letters, ultimately called the state of Connecticut his home. Tap into Twain’s entrepreneurial, pioneering spirit in this richly textured and homey space. The Twain Room, located on the lobby level, has 850 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, large windows and built-in AV.

The Twain and Hepburn Rooms can be combined into a single space to accommodate large events. We always thought those two would’ve been a power couple!

The Hepburn Room

The Hepburn Room is one of our lobby level meeting spaces. Named for Katharine Hepburn, the original actress-turned-activist and one of Connecticut’s favorite daughters – the Hepburn Room embodies the late starlet’s elegance and drive. At once inviting and efficient, this 650 sq. ft. space is ideal for small collaborative gatherings.

The Crandall Room

The Crandall Room is one of our rooftop meeting spaces and a rare find amongst hotels in New Haven. Named for suffragette, teacher and civil rights activist, Prudence Crandall, the Crandall room celebrates her groundbreaking and selfless work. With views for miles and the amenities you need, this 1,300 sq. foot space can accommodate meetings and social gatherings alike.

The Hillhouse Room

James Hillhouse is the reason New Haven is known as “Elm City.” As a developer and politician, his vision of vibrant, verdant city had an immeasurable impact on the culture of New Haven. Our rooftop boardroom – The Hillhouse Room – offers vistas of its namesake’s handiwork: the tree-lined streets of New Haven, rolling west into the Connecticut countryside. This handsomely appointed space features natural light, built-in AV and accommodations for up to (14) guests.

High George

Located on the 6th floor of the hotel, High George, is the perfect location for your private event. Offering city views and a retractable glass ceiling, it’s an experience unlike any other in New Haven. Please inquire with the Sales Office for buyout minimums and rental costs.


Whether you’re working or playing, our event rooms bring it all to the table. With cutting-edge projectors, oversized presentation screens and the latest AV equipment, our rooms have you covered, technologically speaking.  Pre-function and break-out areas are included with room rental, so you can warm-up before the big meeting or cluster into small, collaborative groups at any time. With valet parking and multiple table set-ups available (round, conference, or U-shaped), our comfortable and modern event rooms are the ideal choice for any gathering.

Did we mention the views?