Photo Gallery: Dartbeat looks inside the newly-renovated Hanover Inn

By Aditi Kirtikar | 11/5/12 6:00am

Haven't had a chance to check out the newly-renovated Hanover Inn? We've got you covered.

Hanover Inn general manager Joe Mellia said the post-renovation hotel has the “charm of a country inn with the modern technologies of a luxury hotel.”

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Event space grew from 3,000 to 11,000 square feet after the renovation. The hotel now has a pre-function room, a room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Green and one of the largest ballrooms in the Upper Valley. The Minary Conference center in the hotel also has seven different rooms that vary in size, style and capacity.

Aside from the event spaces, the guest rooms have undergone substantial changes, according to Mellia.

“In the past, we had standard and deluxe rooms… we never had suites,” Mellia continues. This addition of suite-style options is perhaps the most distinctive change to the rooms. Guests also enjoy a choice of views from their room, including a Dartmouth College campus view, a Main Street view or a Lebanon Street view.

For me, what was particularly fascinating was the new physical links between The Hanover Inn and the Dartmouth College campus. The hotel ballroom is now a staircase away from the Top of the Hop.

There is also a link to the ground floor of the Hop, creating what is known as the "Arts District." This consists of part of the Hanover Inn, the Hopkins Center, The Hood Museum and the Visual Arts Center, allowing members of the community to enjoy the arts even on a freezing Hanover night.

For a brief history of the Hanover Inn, check out their website.

Aditi Kirtikar