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Major downtown Newark redeveloper, famed hotel designer host student tour of TRYP Hotel
By MARK J. BONAMO
December 10, 2017 at 6:02 PM
Eight college students studying interior design got an inside look at a soon-to-be renovated and revitalized downtown Newark hotel, guided by an acclaimed interior designer.
The interior designer students, all from Brookdale Community College in Middletown, recently toured the TRYP by Wyndham Hotel, which is under renovation in Newark’s central business district.
The tour of the soon-to-be-refurbished hotel was led by Blanche Garcia, a certified Interior Designer with over 19 years of experience in residential and commercial design. Garcia, the owner of B. Garcia Designs based in Montclair, is a principal designer featured in the popular Travel Channel reality series, Hotel Impossible. Garcia is doing the interior design throughout the main level and guest rooms. “The students got a firsthand glimpse into the transformation that will turn this location into a premier hospitality destination in Newark,” said Garcia, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as well as a “Green Design” LEED Accredited Professional through the United States Green Building Commission and a WELL AP Practitioner.
The hotel is part of the Wyndham organization, a European-based, select-service urban hotel brand. The hotel will have a distinctly European sensibility, with an expanded open hotel lobby that will have unrestricted access between the hotel's front desk, business center, restaurant and bar. “We’re very excited about the work Blanche and her team have been doing at the TRYP Hotel,” said Miles Berger, CEO of the Berger Organization. “Newark has much to offer business and leisure travelers, and there is rich history here to celebrate.” The hotel is slated to open in early 2018, according to Berger.
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