Robert Treat Hotel

50 Park Place


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Designed by the architecture firm of Ernest F. Guilbert and James Oscar Betelle

From Rider's Newark 1916:

The new Robert Treat Hotel (opened May, 1916), Newark's first thoroughly modern hotel (Guilbert and Bettelle, of Newark architects).

It is a fourteen-story structure containing nearly 300 rooms, almost all with baths, large dining-rooms, a grill room and cafe, and on the second floor one of the finest ballrooms in the state.

From Official Guide & Manual of the 250th Anniversary Celebration 1916:

The guest arriving at the hotel ascends broad white marble steps of Italian travatine into the wide lobby, passing through a vestibule also of white marble.  Huge columns, a mezzanine gallery overlooking the lobby, a magnificent picture on the open fireplace mantel of Robert Treat landing in Newark and being greeted by an Indian, and combination lighting fixtures in keeping with the general appointments of the main entrance halls stand out prominently.  Spacious lounging places occupy either side of the front of the building, with tables and other furniture, large palms and other potted plants for decorative purposed, and in the balcony, or gallery, are writing desks and tables and other provisions for the serving of afternoon tea.  The floors are laid in tile, with borders and mosaic designs, over which are spread rugs in tones and designs to match the general color scheme and architectural provisions.