Meeting Expectations, Then Exceeding Them


The best kept secret for North Jersey meeting destination continues to be the intimate boutique style hotel that is The Grand Summit Hotel, located in the leafy, prestigious suburb of Summit.

Nestled steps from a vibrant downtown, the historic hotel prides itself on personal service in an intimate setting.

The hotel boasts 10,000 square feet of meeting space including a 3,300 square-foot Grand Ballroom, supporting breakout room, and two of the area’s most unique pre-function event spaces: The Atrium and Crestview Rooms.

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“Our clients like the fact that with an average size meeting of 50-75 guests, they take over most of our space and have the full attention of our experienced staff,” says Sales Account Executive Erin Lenge.  

In 2015, the hotel completely renovated the Grand Ballroom, Atrium, and Crestview spaces to create a new look for the property. The feedback from the hotel’s corporate guests has been very positive. The hotel also made a commitment to provide superior conference equipment by purchasing ergonomic conference chairs, and the latest in finished meeting tables that require no linen covering.

At a time when hotels are springing up throughout the urban centers in the country, the management team at The Grand Summit is quick to highlight the hotel’s suburban locale that sits off one of the most vibrant downtowns in the country.

Home to some of the country’s most prominent corporate executives and professional athletes, the town of Summit offers a small town feel with all the amenities of a big town city. While remaining a best-kept secret, there is simply no better address in the state than 'The Shining Town on The Hill."

The hotel is entering its most popular season as the weather turns the lush foliage into a beautiful array of crisp breathtaking colors. While much of the hotel’s space is already committed at this time of year, a number of exciting specials are available on the hotel’s website to entice new companies and associations to meet at the customer service driven property.

The hotel switches up a long list of offerings quarterly. The current promotions include:

Host a meeting of 50 or more attendees with 20 or more guest accommodations, and receive a 2 hour welcome reception for the entire group.

Arrive on a Sunday and meet on a Monday or arrive on a Thursday and meet on a Friday and receive a $125.00 room rate including a full breakfast buffet.

Book a minimum of 10 rooms for 2 nights and a receive a complimentary half hour at the hotel’s brand new Arts & Crafts Coffee and Wine Bar in the hotel lobby for your guests.

Book a day meeting of 75 or more attendees and receive a 20% discount off of your company’s holiday party reception/dinner menu.

The hotel is thrilled to have a reputation of providing personalized service in an elegant setting. It is their mission to work directly with guests to provide custom menus and to serve them in elegant settings that create a backdrop that customers can feel special in.

“We pride ourselves on our willingness to listen to what the customer wants, and then to design a program based on their needs,” said Assistant General Manager Michael Marino. “We love when customers tell us how much they appreciate that we are listening to them and what their needs are, and not reciting a list of rules of what we can and can’t do. Every manager in the hotel is tasked with being a salesperson and thereby skilled at booking business” adds Marino.

“When a customer chooses us as their venue, we become a reflection of them to their organization. It is a responsibility we appreciate and take very seriously.”

With 149 guest accommodations and over 10,000 square feet of recently-renovated event space, The Grand Summit Hotel -- the shining star in the town of Summit -- remains one of the area’s most prestigious addresses for social and corporate events.

The hotel’s culinary reputation is unmatched in the area and has been extended to the wildly popular HAT Tavern in the hotel’s lower level. The management team built on this success recently with the grand opening of the Arts and Crafts Lobby Bar serving private label coffee and espresso, Ironbound Nitro Brewed Iced Coffee, a selection of hard to find craft beers, and wine.

The Grand Summit Hotel is located at 570 Springfield Avenue in Summit, New Jersey 07901. For more information call the hotel at 908-273-3000 or visit our website at   

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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