The Grand Summit Hotel in prestigious Summit has a message for meeting planners tired of being confined by 'the rules' at the big chain hotels – the historic, boutique Hotel really want your business.

It’s a message that gets lost in the fast-paced daily grind we all find ourselves in. Bombarded by e-mails and Internet ads, a person tasked with finding the right place for a meeting might just return to the same place for ease of process and a sense of familiarity.

“In an intimate environment like the one we provide the main focus is always the client,” says Sales Manager Erin Lenge. “We realize that when we are selected, we become an extension of the organization, and it’s a responsibility we take to heart.”

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Companies that are tired of being one of many meetings -- with potential competitors under the same roof -- have found an oasis in properties that cater to exclusivity as a result of the intimacy of their space.

“Our clients want to know that they will have the full focus of our staff along with control of a good portion of our space,” adds Director of Catering Jimmy Thornton. “They are not looking to dine alongside a competitor in a cafeteria type buffet setting that might have proprietary information being discussed.”

With the attention given to shareholder’s meetings and new product launches, privacy takes center stage and intimacy increased importance. With that in mind, meeting venue seekers are turning to 'under-the-radar' properties that offer the type of secure environment they are looking for.

Of increasing importance is also the location of the venue. With immediate access to all of the state’s major highways, just 12-mile from Newark Liberty International, and walking distance to a delightful downtown.

Current corporate specials at the historic hotel include:

Book a meeting anytime between April 17, 2017 and August 31, 2017 and get 20% off of our all-inclusive day meeting package when a day meeting of 35 or more attendees is booked.

Book a minimum of 10 rooms for 3 nights, and take advantage of a $79.00 per person day meeting package with a minimum of 35 attendees per day for 2 or more days of meetings. Good thru August 31, 2017.

Book a meeting of 50pp or more for 2 days with 10 or more rooms for 2 nights and receive a complimentary welcome reception for your entire group on the night of your choice. Good thru August 31, 2017.

Book a day meeting of 25 or more guests and receive your choice of 10% off of a cocktails and tapas reception in our HAT Tavern or a complimentary coffee, craft beer, or wine beverage at our new Arts and Crafts Lobby Bar. Good thru August 31, 2017.

Book a block of 25 or more rooms for 2 or more nights in the months of April-August 2017 and receive 2 complimentary suites for the group length of stay.

Group rates starting at $149.00 during the months of April through August subject to availability and day of arrival.

The hotel just completed a renovation to a majority of its meeting and function space, and the response from long time clients and others new to the property has been excellent.

The thrust of the renovation focused on creating a modern look for the ballroom while keeping the charm and elegance the ballroom and pre-function spaces have boasted since the hotel’s inception. The hotel took it a step further purchasing the latest finished meeting room tables and conference chairs to provide their executive level customers with the comfort they expect at conference style hotels.

The Grand Summit Hotel boasts one of the state’s most impressive addresses with immediate access to the pharmaceutical corridor and what is increasingly becoming an extension of Wall Street powerhouse companies.

“The influx of major American and International companies taking a presence in the town and the immediate area is impressive,” says Assistant General Manager Michael Marino. “We want to be a resource for them, and we value the relationships we have built with these corporate partners.”