Wilson Associates designs Westin New York Grand Central's Madison Ballroom

The Westin New York Grand Central debuted the newest social event, meeting and wedding space in the Grand Central neighborhood of Manhattan with the opening of the new Madison Ballroom. The 2,800-square-foot Madison Ballroom provides a setting for special events up to 350 guests.

Designed by design firm Wilson Associates, Madison Ballroom has 18-foot ceilings, access to an outdoor terrace and several design elements such as color changing LED lighting that sets the mood for any type of event. With floor-to-ceiling windows and natural light throughout, Madison Ballroom provides a one-of-a-kind event and meeting experience in Manhattan.

Some of the visually appealing aspects of Madison Ballroom are the lighting fixtures, which add depth to the space. A chandelier and several glass spindle pendants suspended by aircraft cable add movement and sparkle as they capture and shine soft light throughout the room. The rosewood paneling in Madison Ballroom provides warmth to the space. A delicate pattern is incorporated into the paneling, creating visual interest and an urban feel, relating Madison Ballroom’s look to both the adjacent lobby and THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen.


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In addition to Madison Ballroom, the Westin New York Grand Central has other meeting, event and function spaces. The hotel offers more than 12,000 square feet of meeting accommodations, anchored by the 4,220-square-foot Grand Ballroom, which divides by four or entertains up to 400. Three executive board rooms and seven additional meeting and breakout rooms are available for smaller groups. Additional amenities include teleconferencing capabilities, fiber optics and some of the highest bandwidth in Manhattan.

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the new Westin New York Grand Central opened in October 2012 after a $75-million renovation to reveal a modern design and signature Westin amenities. The hotel features 774 guest rooms and suites, a 3,000 square-foot WestinWorkout fitness studio, and THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, the first bar and food concept from nightlife leader Gerber Group in a Westin property. A partner of Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial this year, the hotel is situated near the Grand Central and steps from landmarks including the Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center.