On Aug. 24, the Crowne Plaza Princeton, N.J., debuted the Lakeside Terrace a new wedding venue that resides on the property.

The venue went under a five-month, $1 million renovation and features a ballroom with modern decor and windows allow for natural light and overlook the lake. Conveniently, it offers both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions. On-site planners can help coordinate all events.

The Crowne Plaza Princeton is managed by an operating affiliate of GF Management, a hospitality ownership and management company based in Philadelphia with hotels across the country.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

This fall, chef Jorge Guzman will open a new restaurant, Petite León, in the former Blackbird Cafe space in South Minneapolis. The restaurant will serve dishes with Mexican, Spanish, French, and American influences, that aim to be approachable, creative and delicious.