STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - It's easy to assume Stamford is little more than a suburb of New York City, or the Courtyard Stamford Downtown is just a convenient hotel in Connecticut near NYC. The outsider wouldn't be wrong, but that take is more than a little reductive, and the Courtyard Stamford Downtown is out to change that perception.

In partnership with the Stamford Museum, Courtyard Stamford Downtown is offering a package unique to this Stamford, CT hotel. Included with their room at the Courtyard, guests will receive two tickets for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, with free transportation downtown.

Far from a typical museum, Stamford Museum is the heart beat of the local community. In addition to its usual focus on the preservation and interpretation of popular culture, family interaction, cultural education, and environmental stewardship, Stamford Museum and Nature Center hosts myriad monthly events. Travelers can take in sights at the Spring on the Farm Festival, May 14th and 15th, or enjoy the Museum Galleries spring exhibition, Art on a String: Asian Kites in Flight through May 30th. On May 19th, David Sibley, birding expert and NY Times best-selling author hosts a lecture and Q&A. For more information on these and other upcoming events, guests can visit

Events like these are what makes Stamford more than a suburb of the Big Apple. Of course, Courtyard's hotel in Stamford, CT is just a 40-minute southbound train ride into New York City, but with everything Stamford has to offer, the trip seems unnecessary. At the Courtyard Stamford Downtown, there are over 80 local shops and restaurants just a short walk out the door.

Restaurants like Aria, with its upscale Italian cuisine and casual, elegant atmosphere, or Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar and its modern take on authentic Spanish and Mediterranean dishes offer a taste of Stamford's elevated diversity. A communal tavern like Cask Republic is a great neighborhood watering hole to spend a night with locals enjoying their city. Tigin Irish Pub captures the old world presence that's always just below the surface in Stamford, transporting revelers to someplace reminiscent of the Ireland Joyce and Yeats knew.

These local downtown favorites are part of the experience not found at other Stamford hotels. Courtyard has taken great care to become as much a part of the local fabric as the Stamford Museum, Aria, or Cask Republic. Courtyard knows Stamford is so much more than visitors expect, and they're going to show you.

About Courtyard Stamford Downtown
Whatever the reason for your stay, Courtyard Stamford Downtown ensures it's a smart one. With unmatched access to the Stamford city center, you will enjoy the modern and practical boutique amenities in a space that recalls that of an extended stay hotel. Its central location finds synergy with the hotel's balance of intuitive service and thoughtful, energetic design qualities. Business or leisure guests will find the hotel's free WiFi, large flat screen TVs, pullout work spaces, and mini-fridge meet their immediate in-room needs, while the on-site restaurant Napa & Co, intimate lounge R BaR, fully equipped fitness center, and indoor swimming pool complete the Courtyard experience. The ever-present business traveler in Stamford, CT will find the hotel's dynamic meeting rooms have everything a meeting needs to keep pace with your business -- from video conferencing to a delicious catering menu -- Courtyard puts you in control. And with the whole of Stamford's exciting downtown just steps outside the hotel, you will discover a new city you never knew you loved.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Stamford Downtown
275 Summer Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06901