Memorial Day will soon be here and gone, beginning the steady march to summer... when thoughts turn to fun and times of leisure. And, with the temperature heating up, so will the Jersey shore traffic as those nestled in the northern part of the state make their way to the coastline.

One of the best kept secrets this time of year as the calendar moves into June and July is the great rates that can be had when the business guests head for rest and relaxation.

At The Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, rates can be significantly less for rooms that sit poolside in a leafy setting.

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“Young families like that they can grab a room in the section of the hotel we call the Summit Club Rooms,” says Front Office Manager Koen Schreij. “These rooms are like mini condominiums with hardwood floors and a separate entrance which provides the look and feel of your own garden apartment in the heart of one of the best towns in the area.”

Rates can start as low as $130 per night and include all of the great amenities offered by The Grand Summit Hotel for many years, including a Full American hot and cold breakfast, free WIFI, and passes to Equinox Summit -- considered to be one of the best clubs in the state.

The same promotional pricing can be had for small or large social events and the hotel’s signature meeting package.

“Our clients love the fact that after a day of meetings in one of our elegant spaces, they can walk into downtown and choose from over 40 restaurants and bars,” says Sales Manager Erin Lenge. “We are one of the only venues in the state with an address that offers a vibrant downtown. Combine that with direct train service to midtown, and the location becomes ideal.”

If a social event is in your plans whether it be a birthday celebration, graduation party, wedding or baby shower, or a family get together, prices for events can be as much as 30% off of standard pricing.

Over the past 15 years, Summit has begun to attract a lot of progressive blue chip companies and their satellite offices. One thing that will remain steady, is the historical charm and elegance of the town, and The Grand Summit Hotel is proud to be part of that long tradition.