Planning an event can be an exciting yet daunting task, and choosing the right venue can make all the difference. The Robert Treat Hotel, located in Newark’s revived downtown district, is an ideal setting that offers a combination of elegance, convenience, and affordability.
In recent years the city has undergone a significant restoration and has welcomed residential and commercial growth throughout its business district. In the center of it all sits The Robert Treat Hotel, a Newark Landmark that has hosted honored dignitaries and guests since opening in 1916. Situated directly across from Military Park and The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the hotel is available for a variety of events including weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, yeshiva dinners and shul fundraisers.
The hotel is currently operated by The Berger Organization, one of the region’s leading real estate development and management companies. Established in 1929 by two brothers, Benjamin and Nathan Berger, the company was built on principles of honesty and concern for others. Today, Chairman and CEO Miles Berger maintains that founding philosophy and conducts business much in the way of his predecessors, prioritizing his employees, the organization and the community.
The Berger Organization is responsible for a large part of Newark’s revitalization. At the core of his business is Miles’ deep appreciation for Newark’s rich history. That, coupled with his commitment to restoring the city to its past brilliance, provided the foundation for the company’s concentrated real estate acquisitions and the employment of more than 220 residents.
Miles is also an active member of the Livingston Jewish community and a dedicated member of Congregation Etz Chaim. He has hosted functions for well-known Jewish organizations at the hotel and was the main sponsor for the HASC concert and dinner which was held at NJPAC and The Robert Treat Hotel this past January.
Josh Wertentheil handles simchas at the hotel and said the space is elegant and inviting, with a banquet that can accommodate up to 700 people and a sizable dance floor. He added that the location is ideal, being close to the airport and only a short ride from Manhattan. Clients are welcome to bring in their choice of kosher caterers as well as other service providers to enhance their event. The hotel is also close to several major Jewish communities including Bergen County, Passaic, and Monsey, making it a convenient venue for most area guests.
The value is outstanding for this type of venue and with its recent renaissance, Wertentheil says Downtown Newark feels like a cultural haven with a Wall Street vibe. There’s a lot of residential development trickling in from Manhattan and Jersey City, he added, and joked that the landscape is starting to look like Dubai.
The Jewish community should take a second look at the beautiful Robert Treat Hotel, situated in a picturesque setting across from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Synagogues and Jewish organizations have moved their events to The Robert Treat, including HASC (Hebrew Academy for Special Children) and several Essex County shuls,” said CEO, Miles Berger.
Finding the right venue can significantly impact the success of your event. Miles and his staff are excited to welcome the community to the Robert Treat Hotel. As a dedicated family-run business, The Berger Organization will take as much pride in your simcha as they do their own.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Josh Wertentheil at 646-926-6345.