By Don Douloff, December 04, 2008
The Westin New York at Times Square has completed a $1.25-million renovation to its Majestic Ballroom and pre-function area. Part of the hotel’s $20-million refreshment programme, the refurbishment added 18 free-hanging Swarovski chandeliers, ranging from four to eight feet in length, and incorporated a neutral palette.
Additional upgrades to the 3,500-sq.-ft. ballroom include custom-designed, dark cherry-stained doors, new chairs and adjustable lighting. Three wall coverings, of honey, taupe and silver, complement new earth-toned carpeting.
The hotel’s flexible meeting space totals over 34,000 sq. ft., including 32 meeting and breakout rooms and three ballrooms, ranging from 220 sq. ft. to 3,500 sq. ft. A 13-screen movie theatre, accommodating up to 526 people, connects to the hotel.