• The Residence Inn by Marriott in West Orange Offers Incentives for Groups

     
    POSTED January 3, 2017
     

Residence Inn by Marriott, located in West Orange just 20 minutes from Manhattan, is starting off 2017 with new incentives for groups and meetings. The all-suite, pet-friendly Residence Inn by Marriott West Orange is located 9 miles from Newark Liberty Airport. The hotel features 128 suites on three floors; a total of 2,394 square feet of flexible meeting space; complimentary on-site parking and daily breakfast; grocery shopping, dry cleaning and laundry services onsite; and a fully equipped fitness center with indoor pool and whirlpool. All suites include separate working and sleeping spaces, luxurious bedding, fully equipped kitchens and flat-screen televisions.

As for details on those group-minded packages…

Planners who book the Meet and Thrive package receive a 5 percent room rate discount for groups of 10 or more rooms. In addition, they earn 2,000 additional Marriott Reward Points and a complimentary AM/PM Coffee Break. This offer is valid on stays Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Small groups of 10–35 receive a $100 credit voucher for booking a meeting and a free welcome amenity for each attendee. The offer is available from Jan. 1, 2017 through April 1, 2017, and rates start at $169/night plus 15 percent tax.

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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