New Jersey Meetings + Events

Robert Treat Hotel Unveils New Ballroom

Downtown Newark’s Robert Treat Hotel has completed the renovations of its Crystal Ballroom. And befitting a place named the Crystal Ballroom? A three-tier chandelier with 30,000 hand-cut and polished crystals, of course! To top it all off, the chandelier is equipped with technology that enables the staff to change the chandelier’s color. For a recent political event, they used what else – red, white and blue.

A Sparkling & Light Table is a Welcoming Site at Summer Events

INSPIRATION
The freshness of the new, clean sunlight inspired Marlene Freeman to design a neutral-colored table that awakens your neurons with the millions of sparkling lights reflecting off the abundance of crystal pieces upon this table.

DETAILS
This table delights the eye with a bevy of crystal pieces featuring a variety of patterns, some etched with straight, sharp lines and others decorated with flowing, organic designs.

Design Details Revealed in the Mansion at Natirar’s Restoration

The Mansion at Natirar will reopen this June with new spaces for club members and private events following a 35,000-square-foot restoration, which created new areas such as the Grand Ballroom and Conservatory. The new design is predicted to put the venue at the top of the list for Northern New Jersey events.

Oink and Moo Food Truck Wins No. 2 in The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Food Trucks in America 2017

Oink and Moo, a food truck that has operated in New Jersey since 2012, is making big news! The truck is known throughout NJ towns like Hoboken and Asbury Park, but after expanding to Philadelphia, it won a Vendy award for Rookie of the Year. Now, The Daily Meal has rated Oink and Moo the No. 2 best food truck in the United States. The food is straight up BBQ—beef brisket or pulled pork sliders, chili, tacos, quesadillas, and ribs.

The Asbury Hotel Named Best New Hotel In America

The newly opened Asbury Hotel, located in Asbury Park, N.J., is already making a name for itself as the new hotel hotspot—it was recently awarded the number one spot on USA Today’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards Best New Hotel in America list.

“We are thrilled to be named the best new hotel in America,” says David Bowd, Salt Hotels, part owner and operator of The Asbury. “The success just inspires us to continue to develop programming that will excite and draw visitors all year long.”

Restoration and Expansion At Historic Natirar On Track

Natirar, a 35,000-square-foot mansion located in New Jersey’s Somerset Hills, is undergoing renovations and expansion. The project is expected to be completed in June 2017 and will feature a complete restoration and a brand-new grand ballroom.

Meet Ellen Hockley, Greater Good Events

It’s often said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but in Ellen Hockley’s case, it was an idea that she found in the trash. Hockley, an event planner, knew that some food would go untouched at the end of each event, but one event’s waste particularly troubled her and spurred her into action. “I saw how much food—food that was never taken out of its packages—was thrown in the trash,” she explains.

Event Snapshots: ILEA New Jersey North's "Amaze-Balls"

ISES New Jersey North Chapter held its monthly membership meeting on Jan. 26 at the Morris Museum in Morristown. The event was titled “Amaze-Balls” and spotlighted Jen Slaw, a professional juggler who used juggling as a way to demonstrate work-life balance. The event’s 60 participants were divided into teams of two to demonstrate focus, communication and trust.

Get to Know New Jersey's Ever-Expanding Crop of Uberstylish Hotels

Stylish interiors curated by a celebrity interior decorater. Restaurants run by world-famous chefs. Surf lessons outside the lobby door. Are we in Miami? Nope, it's the New New Jersey, where stylish hotels have been quietly making their mark. With two newcomers debuting this summer, the scene is about to get a whole lot hotter. 

Tips on Building Relationships with the Media

Ever wondered exactly what media coverage can offer your event and organization? Although media coverage is not the only public relations category businesses need to pay attention to, it can be an invaluable tool. The time and energy pay off in many ways, though not all of them are obvious. With Google searches numbering nearly 6 billion each day, your event’s (and organization’s) first impression may be its online presence.

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