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Hotel Project Delay

The hotel as seen from the Cruising Club of America dock on the north end of the Museum grounds. (Credit: Beinfield Architects)

A rendering of the hotel as seen from the Cruising Club of America dock on the north end of the Museum grounds. (Credit: Beinfield Architects)

Mystic Seaport Museum announced today the Greenwich Hospitality Group (GHG) will delay for one year construction of the new Delamar Mystic Hotel until spring of 2022.

Citing the economic and market uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GHG decided to push out the project 12 months. The 26-room boutique hotel and restaurant is to be built on Museum property that is the present site of Latitude 41 Restaurant & Tavern. The project received approval from the Town of Stonington on March 6. Construction was scheduled to begin in early 2021. It is now planned to begin in early 2022

Latitude 41 Restaurant & Tavern

Latitude 41 Restaurant & Tavern

The Museum also announced today it has reached an agreement to immediately extend its event catering and food service contract with the Mystic-based Coastal Gourmet Group for one year. Coastal Gourmet operates Latitude 41 Restaurant and provides retail dining and catering in the River Room, Claggett Boat Shed, and the North Lawn for weddings, corporate gatherings, and other events. The announced plan to demolish Latitude 41 is delayed until early 2022, and the restaurant will continue to operate through the duration of the new contract through December 31, 2021.

“We are very pleased to be able to continue our relationship with Coastal Gourmet Group as they have been outstanding partners with the Museum for many years,” said Steve White, president of Mystic Seaport Museum.