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Corporate Retreats and Tastings: Meet in a Treehouse

If you were the kid who plotted world domination in a treehouse with your friends, you might love knowing the concept isn't exactly dead for adults! We found a corporate retreat/team-building/tasting idea that features some of the best "innovative" cider in the world, and a treehouse venue that is a really unique idea for a meeting. Located within a day trip of New York City, experience the cider-making process where the cider-makers are continuously experimenting with new kinds of tastes. And the upstate views are incredible!

Executive Dinners and Retreats: 19-Course Scandinavian Tasting in New York

While we have seen lots of courses on tasting menus in New York City, the 19 offered at one Michelin-starred venue in Williamsburg can provide an executive breakout dinner at destination corporate meetings with a truly unique experience in one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods. And here's another interesting twist: the menu is Nordic with a farm-to-table component that keeps it seasonal and creative. For example, enjoying a 120-day dry-aged steak is a no-brainer; however, we never expected the amazing flavor of mushroom ice cream for dessert. This isn't your ordinary corporate dinner venue for two additional reasons: it lasts up to 4 hours to optimize brainstorming; and, you can piggybac

It's All Greek to Your Wine Tasting

We are seeing that Greek wines tend to be ridiculously underrated, which means that any venue that offers that kind of tasting event is a huge find. And we found one in Midtown Manhattan that has a super-cool vibe with very discerning wine experts that know their stuff! If your destination corporate meeting attendees don't want to travel all over the city to find this kind of experience, we have the right option.

Meeting Breaks: The Doughnut Makes a Comeback!

You have probably heard everywhere, including from us, that every snack imaginable is "the new doughnut" at corporate meeting breaks. What if "the new doughnut" now is, well, a doughnut? New York City's celebrity-frequented doughnut "factory" is adding more options, more space, and more convenience to meeting planners. In charge is the city's newest guru of sweets, who was the winner of the Cooking Channel's "Sugar Showdown". We are super-excited to try the cannoli doughnut!

Hang Out With Andy Warhol at This NYC Pool Event Venue

We love the Lower East Side for venue options for destination corporate meetings with millennial attendees. We have found one hospitality venue that can host a pool event with Andy Warhol. Well, it features an image of him at the bottom of the pool, but where else would you find something as creative as that? Warhol would probably have loved it. The venue also offers suites that are ideal for executive retreats. One is a duplex suite with two seating areas, a second floor bedroom, slate tile bathroom, and kitchenette complete with stove top oven making it ideal for special events. Your attendees can also enjoy a penthouse option with an outdoor terrace that is ideal for intimate dinners or s

Spanish Eataly Coming to Manhattan

Celebrity Chef Jose Andres, who has been named as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, is bringing a 35,000 square-foot Spanish-themed dining hall concept to the booming Hudson Yards area of Manhattan. It will feature multiple venues that include more formal options, lots of tapas and wine bars- Ideal for after-hours events! If you destination corporate meeting attendees love Eataly, this upcoming venue will be a must-eat!

Hospitality for Incentives: Luxe on Canal

Luxury hospitality and intimate venues for incentive travel groups has made it to the Canal Street area in New York City, with the a hot new venue that has a chill, entrepreneurial vibe, and attracting diverse business travelers. We simply love the venue's lounge that also features a co-working space that can easily accommodate brainstorming for incentive groups and corporate retreats, with an after-hours event to follow. Overall, we are seeing explosive growth in hotels and event venues in Downtown Manhattan that are truly urban oases.

After-Hours: Barge Bashes and Crawls

Outdoor corporate events during summers in New York City have become a rite of passage for many destination groups, and we are not just talking about rooftops. We are in the early stages of a trend where venues, and hence, events, are popping up on converted barges throughout the city. We really love one in Brooklyn that provides a super-authentic experience in a new maritime community that has been planned around it. Barges are becoming so hot that we can actually create a "barge crawl" for your group!

The Communal Wine Class

If you are looking for a unique option for your destination corporate meeting attendees to combine brainstorming, after-hours, and team-building into one event, we have found a wine bar complete with a communal table and two studios that are perfect for wine classes or events right here in Manhattan. Whether it is an intimate dinner for executives, cocktail party, walk-around tasting, or custom wine class, this idea is an informal way to help foster better teamwork for your company.