• Waterloo Village Combines History, Value & Newly Renovated Meeting Space

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

It’s no secret that events held in a special setting are more likely to be memorable. Waterloo Village provides event planners with extraordinary scenery—and more; the history of Waterloo Village dates back to Colonial times. Located on the Musconetcong River in Allamuchy Mountain State Park, this 18th-century town boasts a working mill, general store, blacksmith shop, an active church and numerous historic houses. Attendees are able to enjoy the town’s gazebo, a newly renovated meeting space that can accommodate 250 guests (200 with dancing), an outdoor stone fireplace and woodburning brick pizza oven. Jeffrey A. Miller Catering (JAM) offers exclusive catering to events held in Waterloo Village and can provide a completely customized menu and experience (including all-organic, vegan, vegetarian or conventional menus). JAM also grows all-organic herbs and vegetables on-site, and has a fruit orchard, as well. “The site is simply perfect as an events venue,” says Robyn Bell, JAM site manager. “Not only is it in a beautiful natural setting, but it also has a very rich history and so much personality.”

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.