on Unique Hiring Initiative for the 300 Jobs to be Created at The Heldrich,
a 248 room Hotel and Conference Center
|The Woodlands, Texas, October 3, 2006 ... A unique hiring initiative
has been announced for The Heldrich, the new $110 million mixed use property
being constructed in the heart of revitalized New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The city's mayor, the Honorable James Cahill, made the announcement.
"The Heldrich is another important step forward in transforming our city," said Mayor Cahill. "Job creation is one of the most far-reaching and significant aspects of the redevelopment program and so we're very excited to announce this initiative for this remarkable property."
The new hiring initiative reaches out to all residents of the metropolitan
area by placing a preference on hiring employees from New Brunswick.
The hiring initiative is a partnership between the City of New Brunswick;
the New Brunswick Development Corporation, which has spearheaded The Heldrich
project; New Brunswick Tomorrow (NBT), a private, non-profit organization
dedicated to fostering public/private networks of organizations that are
enriching the lives of the people of New Brunswick; and Benchmark Hospitality
International, which will operate the property.
L to R: Jeffrey Vega, President, New Brunswick Tomorrow,
Jane Brady, Executive Director, Middlesex County
About The Heldrich
The Heldrich is located in the heart of New Jersey in the revitalized City of New Brunswick. The property, which is expected in open March 2007, is situated at 10 Livingston Avenue, just west of the important US Route 1 business corridor stretching from Princeton to New Brunswick and near the Northeast Corridor train service (Boston-New York-Washington, DC) and Exit 9 of the NJ Turnpike. It is 30 minutes outside New York City and has rail service to Newark Liberty International Airport.
The $110 million, mixed-use facility includes a hotel and conference center to be anchored by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The Heldrich represents a unique private / public partnership among the New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco), Keating Partners, Rutgers, New Jersey Department of Labor, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, New Jersey Casino Redevelopment Authority, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority and the City of New Brunswick. It is a major anchor to New Brunswick's downtown revitalization program.
Upon completion, The Heldrich will feature 248 deluxe guestrooms, including 14 suites, Ladonâ€ôs Restaurant and Bar, 25,000 square feet of special event and state-of-the-art meeting facilities, including a ballroom, an amphitheater, boardroom, and 20 conference rooms accommodating from 10 - 500 guests. The mixed-use property will also feature 48 luxury condominiums, along with academic and retail space.
The Heldrich's Pre-opening Offices are situated on the 4th Floor of the Crossroads Theater at 7 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, directly across the street from the new hotel. For more information on The Heldrich, call 732-729-4670 or visit www.theheldrich.com. Benchmark Hospitality International operates the Heldrich.
Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers, hotels and condominium resorts both domestically and internationally. For locations of Benchmark Hospitality properties and for additional information, visit Benchmark's Website at www.benchmarkhospitality.com.
Benchmark Hospitality International
|Also See:||Benchmark Hospitality Launches Chairman's Award of Excellence; Inaugural Award presented to Mario Herrera, North Maple Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ / February 2006|
|Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Michael J. Taylor General Manager for The Heldrich, a New $110 million Mixed Use Property in New Brunswick, New Jersey / March 2006|
|Benchmark To Manage Hotel & Conference Center within Heldrich Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey; 250 rooms, 50,000 square feet Conference Center / September 2003|