While in downtown Jersey City for an appointment to tour the new Westin Hotel, I fell in love. I knew the Newport area had undergone a bit of a renewal lately but I did not expect it to be sooo pretty! There is great shopping in the area and everything is so clean and fresh and new, and you know I love anything waterside – the Hudson it so close and the view of NYC across the river is amazing.
The Westin hotel opened earlier this year and has been quietly making waves ever since. The moment I walked in I knew I would love it. The decor was modern, clean and swathed in warm and rich earth tones. The lobby – expansive and gorgeous. This is such a hidden treasure and the proximity to Manhattan is a huge plus. (oh, and so is the 1.2 million square foot Newport Centre Mall next door)
The Half Moon Lobby Lounge & Restaurant features floor to ceiling light shafts that can be programmed to emit different colors and can even be timed to change colors in a sequence. Just another cool way to brand your event, this could look so chic in your wedding colors… And what a great spot for cocktails or a hospitality area for your guests to hang and socialize between ceremony and reception!
The main ballroom is big and beautiful. I love that it is so simple and tastefully decorated, and the Westin is incredibly flexible. You can leave the room as is and bring in flowers and other personal touches to adopt the space, or you can go all out with rentals – pipe and drape, uplighting…the sky is the limit.
A preview of some of the Westin’s tastefully decorated suites and traditional rooms. There are configurations with adjoining rooms and suites that make it super easy for big bridal parties to spread out for their pre-wedding pampering and prep… Moms and maids hair and make-up sessions? Lovely ladies playing dress up? After party?
Check, check and triple check!
And of course – the after, after party…