The January, 1961 issue of Trenton magazine had the "Hotel Stacy-Trent Expansion" as its cover story. The article
paints a marvelous portrait of words in describing the new rooms, based on observations made during a special preview
party on January 6, 1961, attended by hundreds of business, governmental and civic leaders. Some of the descriptions are
Empire Room: "Guests were greeted in the elegantly appointed Empire Room, located on the former
ground floor lounge area. Blue, gold-trimmed columns along the walls give this room an air of stateliness. Adding
to that impression are custom-painted drapes of varying shades of blue...Conservative gray blue panels at the base of the
walls contrast tastefully with soft white walls...With nearly 2,100 square feet of floor space, the Empire Room is ideal for
banquets with a 250 capacity, regional sales conferences, formal dances, and industrial shows. A smooth stone floor
with a blue and white diamond design makes for an appropriate surface for dancing or for heavy industrial exhibits."
Garden Room: "The well-named Garden Room is situated on the Ballroom level directly above the
Empire Room. With delicate French doors opening into garden scenes along the wall, the new room makes a delightful setting
for weddings, for dinners on festive occasions, and meetings of medium size...Pale yellow walls, sky blue ceiling, and green
gold leaf trimmed columns contribute further to the garden-like appearance."
Lawrenceville Room: "The largest (of the three new rooms) is the attractive Lawrenceville Room,
which can house a banquet of 100 - like that of the popular Reception Room. The Lawrenceville Room gives a rich appearance
with its oak based beige walls, maroon carpets, and custom drapes."
Capitol Room: "The Capitol Room has a headquarters look to it. Blue and gold trimmed panels
are neatly set against gray walls, and a coat of arms insignia stands above the windows."
Willow Room: "The Willow Room, as the name would suggest, is done in shades of green with scenes
of willow clusters along the walls. This is the smallest of all the meeting rooms, designed for meetings and luncheons
with a maximum seating of 20."