Westin New York Debuts Renovated Ballroom in Times Square

Just six years after opening, the Westin New York at Times Square has completed a $1.25 million renovation of its 3,500-square-foot Majestic Ballroom in Manhattan. Part of a larger, $20 million facelift, the renovation encompassed the ballroom as well as its pre-function area, both of which have received new, updated interiors.

New York-based design firm George Wong Design oversaw the renovation of the Majestic Ballroom, which now features a more versatile, neutral color palette in order to accommodate a variety of meetings and events. In addition, the updated space now features custom-designed dark cherry-stained doors, textured wall coverings and fresh carpeting, not to mention updated furniture and new, adjustable lighting.

The centerpiece of the new Majestic Ballroom isn't the carpet, the walls or the furniture, however. Instead, it's the 18 free-hanging Swarovski crystal chandeliers that were designed for the space by Schonbek Worldwide Lighting. At a cost of $500,000, the chandeliers range in size from 4 feet to 8 feet in length and took approximately four days to install. Paired with 14 Swarovski crystal sconces that are located throughout the ballroom along with several large mirrors, the chandeliers transform the new ballroom space into a sophisticated and elegant spot for a variety of formal events.

Above the Majestic Ballroom—which is just one of three ballrooms at the Westin New York at Times Square—are 863 guest rooms and suites that have also been redesigned as part of the Westin's $20 million upgrade. The refurbished rooms feature new furniture, new bedding, new carpet and new lighting.

For more information about the Majestic Ballroom, or about the hotel in general, visit www.westinny.com.