Boston Marriott Newton Unveils Ballroom as Newest Newton Event, Wedding & Meeting Space

May 07, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
BOSTON, MA May 07, 2009 In honor of its 40th anniversary year, the landmark Boston Marriott Newton unveiled the new Commonwealth Ballroom recently. This expansive and newly developed Newton event space offers approximately 6,300 square feet of space, including the 5,000 square-foot Commonwealth Ballroom (divisible into four sections), and a spacious 1,300 square-foot foyer.

The Commonwealth Ballroom is connected to the hotel's Grand Ballroom via a dramatic, glass-enclosed grand staircase. The design of the new space is sleek and contemporary, and features a warm palette of sun-ripened hues, from eggplant to bittersweet, and sunflower to sage. For guests' convenience, this Newton ballroom is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including high-speed wireless internet access, Bose sound system and full conference production capabilities.

"The Commonwealth Ballroom has been part of our plan since the hotel opened, and we are grateful to the City of Newton for its support in bringing this vision to life," said Boston Marriott Newton General Manager Ed Rocco. "The Newton Marriott is well positioned to attract new customers to the area, thanks to the new Commonwealth Ballroom, our fully-renovated Grand Ballroom, meeting rooms, guest rooms, and health club, along with the outstanding guest service that our experienced hotel staff provides."

The new Commonwealth Ballroom is the crowning touch on a series of hotel renovations completed at Boston Marriott Newton within the past few years. In 2005, all guest bathrooms were renovated. In 2006, the Grand Ballroom was renovated, and its maximum potential space was increased by 2,300 square feet to 10,000 total square feet (with seating for 1,200 guests), making it an ideal Newton, MA wedding location or reception site. In 2007 and 2008 all guestrooms were renovated, and upgraded furnishings and finishes were added. Also in 2007, the health club and pool area was renovated, which increased its size to 13,000 square feet (from 7,500 square feet previously), and all new equipment was added.

"Our customers are very excited about the Commonwealth Ballroom," said Boston Marriott Newton Director of Sales and Marketing Erin Gilroy. "The space is perfect for exhibits, breakout sessions for larger meetings, meal service for corporate functions, as well for event space for social occasions, such as Bar Mitzvahs and family reunions."

Situated alongside the scenic Charles River, the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel has more than 20,000 square feet of flexible Newton, MA meeting space, including the 5,000 square-foot Commonwealth Ballroom and the 10,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom. The hotel's 430 newly renovated guest rooms feature high-speed internet access, cotton- rich linens, down comforters, abundant pillows and thicker mattresses. Guests enjoy taking a dip in the sparkling indoor swimming pool, and working out on all new equipment in the health club. Hotel dining options include the Riverbend Restaurant and Lounge, which overlooks the Charles River, and is considered a fine dining destination by the local community. For guests' convenience, the hotel also offers room service, a Starbucks coffee bar, and a gift shop with newsstand. For more information on this Newton, Ma hotel, as well as meeting and event planning services, please call 617-969-1000 or visit