Property management company provides modern, high-tech conference spaces
WALTHAM and NORWOOD, Mass. – April 12, 2017 – Hobbs Brook Management LLC, a commercial property management and development firm specializing in leasing, construction and development of Class A office space, announced that it is tailoring its already-acclaimed conference centers to today’s high tech business world with a full renovation to its Four Points Conference Center in Norwood, Mass., and recently completed improvements to its Forefront Conference Center in Waltham, Mass. The refurbishment projects transform the functional and easily accessible conference centers into high performance and amenity-rich spaces for company conferences, training, and corporate meetings.
“Outstanding customer service, sophisticated yet flexible meeting room configurations, and updated high-tech equipment are the hallmarks of the Forefront and Four Points Conference Centers. Both are popular choices for area meeting planners, who depend on our superb service and extensive amenities for their off-site meetings and conferences,” said Ray Prescottano, general manager of hotel and conference center operations at Hobbs Brook Management. “To maintain this reputation, we wanted to revitalize with physical and technological improvements to demonstrate our continued commitment to excelling as a provider of premier conference space.”
Both conference centers offer on-site technicians to help presenters prepare for the meeting and to assist with any technical issues that may arise during the presentation. A full-service business center is available to both speakers and attendees, offering amenities such as concierge and secretarial services.
Four Points Conference Center, 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike, Norwood
The 30,000 SF Four Points Conference Center is undergoing renovations slated for completion in the fall of 2017. The 30-room redesigned conference center will feature a modern, visually clean look in all meeting spaces, including the eight large conference rooms each equipped to hold 200 guests theater style or 96 seated in a classroom formation. Guests will enjoy easy access to the redesigned and centralized food service/lounge areas set around the perimeter. These areas allow natural light to filter into the building and are conveniently located in close proximity to meeting rooms and restrooms and provide relaxed settings for breaks and networking.
Inside the meeting spaces, the installation of LED lighting, high reflectance materials, and smart sensors controlling lighting schemes will provide even lighting to prevent eye fatigue. Raised floors will allow for easy connection to power and data ports and prevent falls from dangling cords. HVAC equipment will be removed from the conference room interiors into hallway ceiling boxes to improve sound quality. All spaces will be fully outfitted with updated audiovisual equipment and a bright and simple décor scheme to allow uninterrupted focus on the learning materials.
Despite the all-encompassing renovation project, guests continue to receive seamless service thanks to a carefully phased construction schedule and continuous communication and coordination between the conference center management team and the general contractor.
Four Points is a Founding Member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), the only global professional association representing small- to medium- sized venues focused on meetings, training courses and conferences. All members conform to a comprehensive global set of criteria and standards in physical
meeting room design, food and beverage, and service-related standards, designed to give meeting planners complete confidence to book their next meeting, knowing the venue and staff are focused on delivering exceptional meeting experiences.
The Boston-based project team includes Columbia Construction as general contractor, Gensler Associates as interior designer, and Acentech as acoustical consultant. Steelcase assisted with the selection of furniture and audiovisual equipment.
Forefront Conference Center, 404 Wyman Street, Waltham
The 10,000 SF Forefront Conference Center received a facelift inspired by the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood’s recent hotel lobby renovation. Designed to integrate with Hobbs Brook Management’s brand, the meeting spaces were refreshed with a palette of sustainable materials, including LED lighting and updated paint, carpet, and tigerwood furniture that comply with 404 Wyman’s LEED certification. The high-tech conference rooms are equipped with the latest audiovisual technology, including high-lumen LCD/data projectors; wireless high-speed T-1 internet access; LAN connected DVD, VHS, and laptop video sources; high-fidelity speakers, and intuitive touchpad controls. The Forefront Conference Center can accommodate meetings ranging from 12 to 150 people, with a variety of customizable rooming options to meet the needs of any organization.
Titan Construction of Chelsea, Mass. was the general contractor, and Sheehans Office Interiors of Portsmouth, Rhode Island was responsible for furniture specifications.
About Hobbs Brook Management LLC
Because the most valuable thing they develop is a relationship, Hobbs Brook Management focuses its efforts on satisfying the individual needs of customers that lease within their parks. A service-oriented provider of Class A business solutions to companies large and small, Hobbs Brook builds sustainably, maintains an on-site facilities management staff, and develops or renovates projects for energy efficiency, LEED certification, and the preservation of the local environment. With portfolios in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia and Illinois, Hobbs Brook offers competitive amenities, on-site catering and dining facilities, fitness centers, and a full-service conference center available to tenants and the public. Hobbs Brook enjoys a steady occupancy rate in the 90th percentile, and holds firm to the belief that tenants should feel secure, well-balanced and prevalent at work. For leasing options or additional information, please visit www.hobbsbrook.com.
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