• Residence Inn by Marriott in West Orange to Offer Three Group Packages to Commence 2017

     
    POSTED November 10, 2016
     

To celebrate the New Year, Residence Inn by Marriott in West Orange, N.J., will offer three group-geared packages to peak interest in booking a meeting or wedding block at the hotel. The first package, the Meet and Thrive package, offers a 5 percent room rate discount for groups of 10 or more rooms. This package also includes 2,000 additional Marriott Reward Points and a complimentary AM/PM Coffee Break. The Meet and Thrive package is offered from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017. For small groups of 10 to 35, Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange is offering $100 credit voucher for booking a meeting and a free welcome amenity. This offer is valid from Jan. 1, 2017 through Apr. 1, 2017, with rates starting at $169 per night plus 15 percent tax. The last package is a wedding couples package and features a complimentary bridal suite when a rehearsal dinner and a block of rooms is booked. Availability and rates are the same as the small groups package. Residence Inn by Marriott in West Orange is a pet-friendly hotel that features 128 suites and 2,394 square feet of flexible meeting space. It is located 20 minutes from Manhattan and is in close proximity to Essex’s premier weeding venues, country clubs, historic sights and more.

October is the month of fall color viewing, pumpkin picking, and pizza. Yes, October is National Pizza Month, and if you’re looking to commemorate the occasion, head to New Jersey.

Others may disagree—let’s make that, others will certainly disagree—but last year Food & Wine Magazine named New Jersey the best pizza state in America, followed by Connecticut and New York in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Pennsylvania landed in seventh place and Massachusetts nabbed 10th place. 

 

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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