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Bell Works News October 2018
Oct 02, 2018

News from Bell Works

Bell Works News October 2018

By Joanne Colella


Businesses are buzzing and events are evolving at Bell Works, with a busy calendar of recent and upcoming news and happenings.

Boutique Destination Hotel Announced

International boutique and lifestyle company Two Roads Hospitality recently announced the coming debut of a new Destination Hotels property at Bell Works. A conference center and reception ballroom will open in fall 2018, with the hotel launch to follow.

According to a press release, the hotel property will be constructed on the sixth floor of the massive Bell Works building, with 186 oversized guest rooms, a signature restaurant, a 13,000-square-foot rooftop bar overlooking Holmdel, a luxury spa, and a game room.

Bell Works will house extensive conference and event facilities, with 40,000 square feet of meeting space, including an auditorium featuring a historically preserved, original design with seating for 300 guests; dedicated function spaces to accommodate both large-scale social celebrations and intimate meetings; a kosher kitchen; and an atrium space for public and private events. There will also be three restored atriums located throughout the hotel, one of which will house the hotel lobby.

Beach Bash Bids Farewell to Summer

Bell Works hosted an end-of-summer Beach Bash in late August on the roof deck. Guests enjoyed beer, wine, cocktails, gourmet small bites, ice pops, and live music by Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why, plus the chance to enjoy an immersive, virtual reality experience under the sea, with sharks, manatees, sea turtles, and more.

WEforum Health & Wellness Conference 2018

All are invited to Bell Works on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 am to 6 pm for the WEforum Health & Wellness Conference, to learn more about how nutrition choices impact health, and how food can be used to maximize health, reduce chronic disease risk, and increase energy and vitality.

With the theme of “Eat for Life: How the Power of Food Can Heal Your Body,” the event will include lectures and interactive roundtable sessions by medical experts in various specialties, including nutrition, functional medicine, cardio, oncology, behavioral health, advocacy, safe environmental practices for the home, sustainable farming, local food sourcing, cooking demonstrations, holistic healing, meditation, yoga, and more.

The event will also have free health screenings and a vendor fair with local medical practices, healthcare facilities, and businesses for fitness, food, cosmetics, and wellness education. Proceeds from the conference will help support Monmouth Medical Center, the YMCA, and the Visiting Nurse Association of New Jersey, to ensure vital nutrition and health information is available and accessible to the community. In addition, funds will help revitalize or maintain local community gardens that offer free and fresh produce to local residents.

General admission tickets are $125 per person, with sponsorship/patron opportunities available at other price points. Check-in registration on the day of the event opens at 7 am, with yoga/meditation from 7:30 to 8:40 am and the conference beginning at 9 am. For details and tickets, visit Tickets include access to the speaker series, luncheon, and vendor fair. Guests will receive an email to schedule their choice of sessions after payment.

Retail Tenant News

• Salon Concrete opened the doors to its Bell Works location in August, offering a unique monthly salon membership plan for clients. The salon offers a full array of cut, color, and styling services.

• City Barn|Country Playhouse, a high-end home, bath, décor, and gift store, opened in September. It offers a range of products including furniture, textiles, luxury accessories, and gifts, plus design services.

• Also in September was the grand opening of Bell Market, the chef-driven food hall at Bell Works. Guests enjoyed food and drinks from the market’s five brand-new venues: Broadfork, Bubz Deli, Corbo & Sons, Honeybell Bakery, and Jozu.

• Coming this fall will be Bar Method, a 2,100-square-foot boutique fitness studio that will offer barre classes at various levels of intensity for body-weight exercises and cardio-based workouts. As part of its vision to design a state-of-the-art “Fit Lab” with a variety of fitness options, Bell Works is also pursuing other fitness operators, such as a full-service gym, yoga studio, and spin studio.

Bell Fresh Season Extended Through Fall

After this summer’s successful Bell Works Fresh Farmers & Makers Market, it was announced that the popular market will extend its season through the fall. The indoor market – which has the unique advantage of not being at the mercy of the weather – offers fresh foods, seasonal produce, fashion, art, handmade goods, nutrition information, animal rescue groups, and more every Wednesday from 2 to 6 pm. through Nov. 14.