Reed Travel Features
NEW YORK -- The Wyndham Hotel Corp. has tripled its holdings in
New Jersey with the debut of corporate-brand properties in Newark
and Mount Olive.
The 11-story Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport, owned by
Newrock Investment Partners and managed by Wyndham, opened June 2
after a yearlong, $8.3 million renovation of an independent,
nonbranded property. Despite its name, the 260-room hotel is
located in Elizabeth, N.J., approximately a half-mile from the
airport and a 15-minute drive from the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
It has six meeting rooms that comprise 4,385 square feet of meeting
space. In addition, the hotel features exercise facilities, a
swimming pool, a lobby bar and the Garden Cafe, a full-service
restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The refurbishment project included redesigning the lobby,
restaurant and library; upgrading the meeting space with new
furniture, carpeting, paint and artwork, and redoing the swimming
pool, the exercise room and landscaping. All of the property's
guest room corridors, guest rooms and bathrooms also were
renovated, and the guest rooms were refitted with "Business the
Wyndham Way" amenities, including voice mail, hair dryers and data
The Wyndham Garden Hotel Mount Olive, located about a 25-minute
drive from Newark Airport, is a newly constructed property that
opened on June 9. The five-story, 141-room hotel is owned by the
International Trade Center and managed by Wyndham. It features
3,600 square feet of meeting space, including four meeting
Like the Newark Airport property, the Wyndham Garden Hotel Mount
Olive offers guests exercise facilities, a swimming pool, a lobby
bar and the Garden Cafe.
Wyndham entered the New Jersey market in January 1996, when it
opened the 160-room Wyndham Garden Hotel-Piscataway/Somerset.
Wyndham's Garden Hotel brand caters primarily to individual
business travelers and small business groups. Hotels that carry the
name generally are small, upscale properties located in suburban
Corporate rates at the Newark Airport hotel run $119 per room,
per night, weekdays and $69 per night, weekends. At the Mount Olive
property, the cost is $105 per night, weekdays and $64 per night on
weekends. Both properties are participating in Wyndham's Special
Summer promotion, which gives guests three free Blockbuster movie
rentals when they pay with their MasterCard, as well as late
weekend checkout. In addition, there is no charge for children age
18 and younger who share a room with their parents.
To book, travel agents can call (800) WYNDHAM. The Newark
Airport hotel can be reached directly at (908) 527-1600. The number
for the Mount Olive property is (201) 448-1100.