Following the first phase of a multi-million dollar renovation, the 427-room Hilton Meadowlands Hotel opened at Two Meadowlands Plaza in East Rutherford. PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS) will operate the former Sheraton branded hotel and oversee the second phase of the renovation.
The hotel is situated across the street from the Meadowlands Complex, including the MetLife Stadium, home of the 2014 Super Bowl. The Hilton Meadowlands Hotel has special Super Bowl packages posted on its website.
The property is just minutes away from Manhattan, with easy access via the Secaucus Junction, Frank P. Lautenberg Rail Station. The hotel offers hourly shuttle service to the rail station, which is a six-minute ride to NY’s Penn Station 34th Street. The hotel also is proximate (15 minutes) to Newark Liberty International Airport.
“We have a strong relationship with all the leading brands and believe this property will be well received as a Hilton, especially with its popular HHonors™ guest loyalty program,” said Joseph Bojanowski, president of PM Hospitality Strategies. “The hotel lobby and hallways, along with half the guest rooms, were completely refurbished, creating a totally new ambience. The remaining rooms and meeting space are scheduled to begin renovation later next year.”
Designed for Business Travelers, Meetings and Social Events
The Hilton Meadowlands Hotel’s close proximity to Manhattan and to millions of square feet of Northern New Jersey office space caters to both business and leisure travelers. Offering 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel is one of the area’s most sought after gathering places. The meeting facilities comfortably can serve up to 1,000 guests attending meeting or social events in its 11,500-square-foot Diamond Court Ballroom, Northern New Jersey’s largest ballroom, and up to 500 people in the 5,200-square-foot Derby Ballroom. The meeting facilities also feature a 4,100-square-foot International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) certified conference center. Smaller groups have access to 15 more intimate meeting rooms, supported by an executive meeting specialist, convention services staff and audio visual production services and equipment. The hotel’s unparalleled views of Manhattan make it a natural for social events.
Guests can enjoy American cuisine at the hotel’s 130-seat Chairman’s Grill or relax at the Lounge, featuring light fare. A Starbucks Café offers the full array of hot and cold beverages to start the day off right. The amenity-rich property includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool, fitness room and business center.
Cutting-Edge Environmental Programs
The Hilton Meadowlands Hotel is on the cutting edge in its environmental efforts. The highlight is a solar carport which can produce 1.1 megawatts of clean energy annually, providing approximately 20 percent of the property’s electricity requirements.
Other programs include composting of organic waste, recycling meeting waste, donating food, eliminating Styrofoam and using energy-efficient digital signing. The hotel participates in Clean the World, a non-profit, global health program that hygienically recycles and donates more than 3.2 million bars of soaps and 1.7 million bottles of shampoos, conditioners and lotions to children around the world.
PMHS is an award-winning, independent hotel management company, operating full-service and select-service hotels in the Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Choice families of brands. The company’s expertise covers all aspect of hotel operations, including development, technical consulting, marketing, accounting, pre-opening services and on-going management. PMHS currently manages 23 hotel and development projects, comprised of more than 4,000 rooms, throughout the United States. Based in Washington, D.C., PMHS has participated in the development and acquisition/renovation of dozens of hotels with a market capitalization in excess of $1 billion. PMHS is an approved management company for all leading hotel brands. Additional information about the company may be found at www.pmhs.com.