Equinox adds state-of-art meeting facility

first_imgDramatically broadening its appeal to targetthe corporate meeting and wedding market, The Equinox has broken ground on construction that will create 3,200 additional square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art function space by fall 2002, just in time for the popular fall foliage season.The centerpiece of the project is The Rockwell Room, named after the internationally renowned New England painter, Norman Rockwell, whose workconsistently began to reflect small-town American life when he relocated to nearby Arlington, VT. Divisible into several smaller rooms and offering a seating capacity of up to 300, the new facility will feature the latest audiovisual equipment, high speed internet access and video conferencing capabilities. The new ballroom at the resort, unobtrusively tucked away at the far side of the sprawling property, will have its own entrance, pre-function areas, a coatroom, office space and upscale restroom facilities. Designed in the green and yellow hues of Vermont, the ballroom will be graced with several chandeliers, wall sconces and a bay window overlooking the grounds.The architect for the new ballroom project is Edward Clark of Bread Loaf Corporation in Middlebury, with Jinnie Kim, of Jinnie Kim Design inBrookline, Massachusetts, providing the interior design. The new ballroom is phase one of a major 2002 enhancement program, which includes the construction and opening of a new Rockresorts’branded-amenity Avanyu® Spa in the fourth quarter.Situated on 2,300 acres between the Green and Taconic Mountains, The Equinox, with 183 rooms and suites, dates back more than 200 years.last_img