March 30, 2018

If you love surrealist guru Salvador Dali, then you'll love a new venue opening by New York City's High Line that will feature a collection of 24 of his paintings. This is a decor-driven cocktail event option that is also close to many hospitality properties in the Mea...

March 29, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has run multiple private shopping events for both attendees and spouses at destination corporate meetings, but we love this new trend of vintage shopping that provides a glimpse of Broadway and Hollywood.

And it even gets crazier when you in...

March 28, 2018

New York City locals love their Sunday brunches, and they have become bigger and more creative than ever. It's an experience you will not have anywhere else in the world.

That's why meeting planners, who might be already flying in attendees before Monday, should conside...

March 27, 2018

The new Hudson Yards super-development on the West Side of Manhattan is rolling out more venues that are ideal for corporate events. We recently visited one that provides a clean atrium feel for standing cocktail hours.

The key to this specific event venue versus the ot...

March 22, 2018

We were never buyers on last year's predictions that political headwinds in the U.S. would dramatically impact demand for international business travel and the MICE industry.

Well, we were right.

According to the city, overall tourism in 2017 grew by 3.8 percent with d...

March 20, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has thrown multiple galas at New York City museums for destination corporate meeting groups. We really love what the Brooklyn Museum has done with its tribute to rock star David Bowie. It includes music, costumes, sketches, stage props and...

March 19, 2018

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino brand, which is considered a premier operation in the industry, will soon be opening in Atlantic City after a $500 million renovation at the former Trump Taj Mahal. Every inch of the property has been upgraded and is comparable to Hard Ro...

March 16, 2018

With tomorrow being St. Patrick's Day, millions dream of having that perfect pint to celebrate. It's also a great time to be thinking about holding a destination corporate meeting event at one of many New York beer gardens.

This concept has evolved from simply a massive...

March 7, 2018

Brooklyn has been so hot for destination corporate meetings that some of Manhattan's top food venues have expanded across the East River to be a part of it. We love that a top Zagat-rated burger venue is locating itself at the Barclays Center. 


Barclays Center is so mu...

March 6, 2018

One of the most famous Downtown Manhattan steakhouses has reopened after a $1 million renovation. While it is best known by millions of movie fans as an iconic setting in "Bonfire of the Vanities" and "American Psycho", it also features attendee favorites such as Beef...

March 5, 2018

It's not hard to attend an event and see mason jars being used somewhere, somehow as a decor or centerpiece element.

What if the Mason jars were used on the menu itself? We are seeing a trend where meeting planners can provide their destination corporate meeting attende...

March 1, 2018

Today's destination corporate meeting attendees are constantly seeking ways to incorporate technology into their experiences. New York City has recently been ranked as the nation's #2 tech headquarters behind Silicon Valley, and there is one hotel brand, the Artezan, t...

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