By Don Douloff, March 12, 2009
The Westin Jersey City Newport has opened, across the river from New York City. Offering panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River, the property offers 429 guestrooms featuring the chain’s signature Westin Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath.
On the meetings side, there are 30 meeting rooms totaling 20,500 sq. ft. The Newport Grand Ballroom, for instance, houses over 10,000 sq. ft. and accommodates 1,450 guests for receptions or 790 for seated dinners.
Other amenities include an in-room spa programme, along with Wildfire Restaurant and Half Moon Lounge. Fifteen minutes from Manhattan, the Westin is convenient to Newark Liberty International Airport, one block from the Pavonia – Newport PATH station and Newark Light Rail and close to Ellis Island, Liberty State Park and the Liberty Science Museum.