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Marriott International

December 11, 2012 15:54 ET

The Renaissance Woodbridge Hosts Charity Event for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Launch Event for David Banegas Art Installation Features Pianist and More

ISELIN, NJ--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - The Renaissance Woodbridge is delighted to have the art of local artist David Banegas grace its property -- so in celebration, the property will be hosting an exciting RLife LIVE event on December 13, 2012, from 5-7PM in OLIO Lounge to benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims.

Welcoming the artist himself, this launch event will feature Banegas' artwork throughout the hotel, champagne and hors d'oeuvres, small plate and drink specials, live music from pianist Mike Stein, and David Banegas doing a live painting on-site. General Manager Chris Quilty will also be putting his bartending skills to the test with vodka and gin donated by New Amsterdam. In addition to this martini bar, Gallo will be conducting a wine tasting event, with proceeds going to the Hurricane Sandy Relief. For more information, please call 732.634.3600.

Born in Bolivia, Red Bank, NJ-based David Banegas specializes in action painting, and is best known for his breathtakingly colorful portraits of Hollywood's historic and contemporary A-listers such as Marilyn Monroe, Heath Ledger, and Johnny Depp. To learn more about David Banegas, and see samples from his extensive portfolio, guests are invited to visit http://davidbanegas.com.

Banegas is involved with several charities, one of them being lunchbreak.org. Lunchbreak.org is working with Hurricane Sandy victims to help with food and clothing needs. 80% of the money raised by Banegas's paintings will be donated to Lunchbreak.org.

Centrally located near corporate offices and tourist attractions, the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel's accommodations provide a sophisticated retreat for families and business travelers alike. A popular choice among Edison, New Jersey hotels, Woodbridge's Renaissance Hotel also boasts a unique setting featuring upscale restaurants infused with local flavor, such as the award-winning OLIO Restaurant, a stunning setting featuring unique twists on favorite dishes as well as chic, colorful accents, inlaid mesquite log floors and hand-blown glass chandeliers.

The hotel even offers a very popular Woodbridge banquet facility with over 25,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space serviced by a highly experienced staff. In fact, among event venues, Central NJ's Renaissance is the only hotel just minutes away from two major shopping centers: Woodbridge Center Mall and Menlo Park Mall. For guests seeking more than a full-service Edison hotel, the Renaissance awaits.

About the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

This distinctive choice among Central New Jersey hotels with pools features 311 recently renovated guestrooms, including 42 suites and a complete upgrade to over 25,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Offering exclusive hotel deals in Edison, the Renaissance is located at the crossroads of Rt. 1 & 9 -- just 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty Int'l Airport (EWR) and less than 1 mile from Metropark Train Station. At the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, guests will find a place where simple delights become memorable moments.

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