TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- The former Quality Inn at 815 Route 37 West in Toms River has been reborn as the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center. The 100-room hostelry has also undergone a major renovation.

"This upgrade is important for our guests and our brand," says Bob Van Bochove, general manager. "The renovation and rebranding has aligned us to compete more strongly in our marketplace."

Situated in Ocean County on the Jersey Shore,the now-named Clarion has undergone renovations of all guest rooms and common areas, including the lobby. Among the new amenities are new bedding packages, upgraded TV programming including 14 new HD channels and high-speed wireless access.

As well, the meeting rooms and two ballrooms have been updated to accommodate up to 55 people.