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 The Landmark Westin Governor Morris Receiving
Multi-Million Dollar Transformation; Sleek New
Look from Designer Dayna Lee
MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 26, 2004 - The Westin Governor Morris, historic Morristown, New Jersey's landmark hotel, will receive a multi-million dollar facelift under new partners Amerimar Enterprises of Philadelphia, PA and Angelo, Gordon & Co.  The restoration will rejuvenate this jewel of Morris County with a stunning metamorphosis that takes nothing away from its traditional old world charm, while bringing it up to Westin's 21st century standards.  Fully equipped with all of the most advanced Westin services and amenities, The Westin Governor Morris will become the new benchmark for modern luxury hotels in the metropolitan New Jersey area.  The hotel will close June 1st and re-open late summer to officially unveil in September a sophisticated new four-star sanctuary, providing the perfect mix of elegant intimacy and full service accommodations for a discerning social event, corporate and leisure clientele. 
A unique architectural showpiece, The Westin Governor Morris has presented interesting challenges for internationally renowned designer Dayna Lee, owner of the Hollywood-based design studio Powerstrip.  The genius behind the chic looks of hotels such as the Hotel Derek/Houston, W Los Angeles, New Orleans Hotel and 39 Degrees in Sky Hotel/Aspen, Ms. Lee is also celebrated for her work in the entertainment field, such as the Emmy-nominated private concert for Sting's "Sting in Tuscany."

An unforgettable culinary adventure 

The Westin Governor Morris
 2 Whippany Road 
Morristown, New Jersey
presented by award-winning Executive Chef Thomas Ciszak, Copeland will be a sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant and martini bar featuring its signature New American cuisine, sensational seafood raw bar and extensive list of American wines.  Chef Thomas' career highlights include The Manor (West Orange, NJ) where he earned the AAA 4 Diamonds and the coveted DiRoNa Awards and was rated number one in the "Best of the Best" in New Jersey Monthly.  Most recently, he was awarded "The Best Raw Bar" in New York by New York Magazine.

"The new Westin Governor Morris will emerge as a full fledged Westin property replete with the full array of state-of-the-art services and amenities that have become the Westin brand's hallmark," said AMERIMAR Senior Vice President, Hotels, Bernie English.  "Now more than ever, The Westin Governor Morris is an exemplary property among Westin hotels and will set the precedent for upscale hotels in the New Jersey metropolitan area."

A multitude of new, upgraded and exclusive services and amenities are aimed at elevating its social event, corporate and leisure clientele's experience to an even higher level of satisfaction.

All guests will enjoy the many Westin advantages including:

  • 36 new guest rooms totaling 232 newly appointed rooms and 23 luxurious guest suites
  • Four magnificent Presidential Suites featuring a plethora of amenities including plasma televisions and Bose sound systems
  • Expanded meeting, breakout and event space up to 25,000 total square feet
  • Copeland, New American Cuisine featuring a seafood raw bar and martini bar
  • Lobby espresso and cocktail bar
  • Westin's exclusive "Heavenly Bed and Bath" in all guest rooms with available "Heavenly Crib" and "Heavenly Dog Bed"
  • WestinWORKOUT powered by Reebok fitness center
  • Totally wireless, high-speed internet service
  • 24-hour room service featuring a variety of delectable menu options
Located in one of New Jersey's prime business hubs, The Westin Governor Morris is simply the ultimate full-service corporate meeting and event venue.  The property is surrounded by offices representing more than 50 of the country's leading Fortune 500 companies, 25 minutes from Newark International Airport, 40 minutes from New York City and easily assessable to public transportation.

"We believe The Westin Governor Morris will offer our social event, corporate and leisure clientele a contemporary suburban-chic ambiance, leading-edge amenities and services and an extraordinary dining experience that is unique to the metro New Jersey area," said Antoine Berberi, general manager.  "Our objective is to be a stylish, serene haven that will invigorate our valued existing guests and intrigue our potential clientele."


The Westin Governor Morris

Also See: Amerimar Enterprises and Angelo, Gordon Purchase The Westin Morristown; Will Revitalize Property with $15.2 Million Renovation / January 2004

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