Domestic travelers – local and from across the country – are discovering a brand new “staycation” destination spot in New Jersey’s Middlesex County. The new luxury, boutique Chateau Grande Hotel is conveniently located in central New Jersey, about an hour from New York City, Philadelphia, and their suburbs. Chateau Grande, fashioned after an elegant French country estate with many luxurious appointments, is experiencing an uptick of midweek reservations by local travelers.
Chateau Grande is located on a 15-acre campus with manicured grounds, flower beds, herb gardens and a chapel for the many weddings held at the site’s lavish Park Estate and Gardens. Chateau Grande also holds smaller weddings in its ballroom, which results in many rooms already booked on weekends.
Chateau Grande encourages travelers to book midweek with its reasonable rates, many amenities, and easily accessible location.
“Our guests are just wanting to get away and be pampered for a day or two,” Sam Callello, Chateau Grande’s general manager, said. “We can accommodate them with reasonable midweek rates of $179 to $249 per night from Sunday to Thursday in a luxurious boutique hotel with its own extraordinary restaurant. They never even have to leave our 15-acre campus if they don’t want to. There is a first-class fitness center, a pool and an easy 35-minute Uber ride to the Jersey Shore beaches. Taking an Uber lets our guests avoid heavy traffic and parking issues at the Shore. When they return, they are relaxed and sun-kissed and ready to enjoy a world-class dinner at Orchard Park by David Burke. Plus, we have affordable midweek dining specials, too, like Burger Night and Date Night.”
According to travel experts, luxury hotels (like Chateau Grande) are seeing an uptick in bookings due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Travelers are unable to travel or make plans to travel, so they’re opting for midweek adventures closer to home.