2017 marks the 100th year of business for Perona Farms, a venue full of rich family history that is maintained today. Still owned and operated by the Perona family, the fourth and fifth generations continue to carry on these important traditions. Located in the heart of northern New Jersey, Perona Farms has both indoor and outdoor spaces to host events that range from 20-300 attendees. “Each year, Perona Farms hosts at least 300 weddings, social, corporate and off-premise catering events,” says Bryant Avondoglio, director of operations, and a fifth-generation Perona. 

While weddings are most popular, since Perona Farms offers five different locations for wedding ceremonies, the venue has also seen a substantial increase in corporate meetings and social events. With its extensive grounds, world-class cuisine and trained service team, Perona Farms is a perfect venue to host your next event. “Perona Farms has remained popular and successful for 100 years by constantly innovating and maintaining daily family involvement in all aspects of the operation. The on-site greenhouse for fresh produce is just the latest example of constant innovation,” says Avondoglio. 

A new hotel flag is flying in Manhattan. Pendry Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Pendry Manhattan West, the brand’s first hotel in New York City. In collaboration with Brookfield Properties, the hotel is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and features 164 luxury guest rooms, including 30 suites, with interiors by Gachot Studios.

 

The Smyth Tribeca is welcoming guests again, this time as a newly independent hotel. The 100-room hotel first opened as a Thompson Hotel in 2009 and was rebranded an AKA property in 2018. Now, after being closed since March 2020, Smyth Tribeca will be run by Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company.

 

With high-tech, low-touch amenities like self-check-in at airline-style kiosks and deliveries via YO2D2, the hotel’s friendly resident robot, YOTEL Boston is well positioned to welcome meetings back comfortably and safely. Now as part of its “SmartStay” safety measures, the property, which has 326 guest rooms, or “cabins” in YOTEL lingo, has introduced a second robot, Vi-YO-Let, to offer UVD-grade sanitization and disinfection throughout high-touch public spaces and selected rooms.