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LISTEN: The Existential Threat To Connecticut's Hospitality Industry

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Courtesy: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
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The Hilton in downtown Hartford, adjacent to the XL Center

Coronavirus has been hard on many industries, perhaps none more so than hospitality. With both business and leisure travel at a historic low, hotels are struggling to survive. Two gems of the downtown Hartford hotel scene -- the Hilton Hartford and the Marriott Hartford Downtown -- announced to state officials this week that they are on the verge of mass layoffs and that their very survival is in question. 

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Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered host, John Henry Smith, spoke with Metro Hartford Alliance President David Griggs about the news.

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. In his 20th year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.
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