Montreal's Rosdev Group Awards J/Brice Design International of Boston Two New Hotel Renovation Projects in CT and NJ

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J/Brice Design, the award-winning hospitality industry design firm based in Boston, has received two new contract awards from Montreal, Quebec, Canada real estate developer The Rosdev Group. J/Brice Design will renovate two hotels in Connecticut and New Jersey. Hotel interiors by J/Brice design can be seen throughout North America and overseas including the Atlantic Provinces with the renovation of the Westin Halifax.

The Rosdev Group, third-largest private real estate entity in Québec, Canada has named J/Brice Design International, Inc. of Boston, MA, US to renovate two of its hotel properties in the United States.

The properties are the Crowne Plaza Hotel Hartford, Connecticut and the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands-Secaucus, New Jersey.

At the 350-room Crowne Plaza Hotel Hartford, J/Brice will design and renovate the public and prefunction space to create a contemporary upscale hotel that is in keeping with the new City Center and young business clientele who are contributing to Hartford’s new-found active nightlife. At this 18-floor hotel with 7000 square feet of meeting and event space. J/Brice was specifically awarded this contract to aid the Crowne Plaza in meeting the elevated expectations of Hartford’s growing marketplace.

At the Crowne Plaza Hotel Secaucus-Meadowlands, four miles from New York near Giants Stadium Meadowlands Sports Complex, plans call for an extreme makeover, elevating the property with high-end finishes. J/Brice will also reconfigure much of the public space to create Michael’s the hotel’s new restaurant and lounge.

In announcing the selection, Tony Gentile of Rosdev Group states, "Our goal is to maximize the potential in Connecticut’s capital region among its growing business travel and meeting market. In Secaucus, J/Brice is working with us to create a property that meets demand for upscale business and social events in this burgeoning region. Among all the firms competing for these projects, we selected J/Brice because its people demonstrated an appreciation for subtle local market differences, provided specific design solutions for each hotel, and prepared a detailed and realistic budget at the outset."

Says Jeff Ornstein, J/Brice founder and CEO, "Our ability to create unique experiences that are in concert with locale and market, has consistently won us hotel projects and the confidence of our clients in North America. More recently, we have found appreciation for our methods and design philosophies in Asia and the Middle East. Being a responsible hospitality designer requires the ability to unite visionary aesthetics with business acumen."

Rosdev Group, Montreal, Québec

The Rosdev Group, ( with its head office in Montréal, Québec is an experienced real estate developer with a significant portfolio in hotel, industrial office, retail and hotel properties.

Founded in 1950 by David Rosenberg, The Rosdev Group is owned by the Rosenberg family with Michael Rosenberg serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. It is the third-largest private real estate developer in Québec and the largest private office building owner in the National Capital Region of Ottawa/Hull. The real estate, owned through affiliated companies, has a combined value in excess of $800 million and over 10 million square feet. The portfolio consists of seven hotels in North America totaling 1,950 guestrooms, 510 residential units and nine office buildings or office complexes. Contact: Tony Gentile, 514-270-7000 or

J/Brice Design International, Inc. Boston, MA

J/Brice Design International, Inc. ( of Boston has been designated an Interior Design Giant and Architectural Giant since 1991. It ranks 24th out of 100 national firms, its staff has over 150 hotel/restaurant projects to its credit. The award-winning firm has the confidence of all major hotel chains as a preferred design team, the Trump organization and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) specializing in hotels and resorts. Contact: Jeff Ornstein, 617-695-9456 or

Media Contact For J/Brice Design International, Inc., Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo company Public Relations, 781-235-9911 or

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