• Park Ridge Marriott Completed Lobby Renovation

     
    POSTED August 11, 2014
     

Mayor Terry McGuire was on hand to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony that concluded the Park Ridge Marriott’s lobby redesign located in Bergen County, New Jersey.

General manager, Christine Devers, said the hotel's lobby was completely renovated to reflect Marriott's "Greatroom" style, which is perfect for socializing after a day of meetings or travel.  

"Marriott has found that today's travelers don't want to stay in their room all evening," said Devers. "This Greatroom design reflects this new mentality and offers comfortable seating and complimentary Wi-Fi access so web surfing and email has never been easier."

The new Greatroom lobby features the addition of Brae's Lounge, a restaurant lead by Chef Daniel Ritacco. The menu is based around New Age American cuisine featuring shareable plates and trendy cocktails that present a wide variety of selections to appeal to most any appetite.

The hotel possess 289 guest rooms, as well as a total of 18,000 square feet of space and 19 meeting rooms, the largest being the 8,400-square-foot Grand Ballroom which can accommodate up to 1,350 people.

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