May 30, 2018

While bricks and mortar luxury retail is struggling elsewhere globally, it has never been hotter in New York City. We are not only seeing major brands like Gucci opening amazing new spaces in areas like Wooster Street, we are also seeing trendy online retailers like AY...

May 24, 2018

Whether or not you think pretzels are the healthiest snack, New York City is seeing a huge increase in artisanal, fancy pretzels. Your attendees might crave chocolate toppings or sprinkles, or something else. Overall, there is really no limit to what you can provide wi...

May 23, 2018

Corporate retreats are going all-in on wellness, and this summer, we have found that Hamptons hotels on Eastern Long Island are really ramping up their game in this category.

We are especially intrigued by the idea of bringing in energy healers. One venue is offering hy...

May 18, 2018

Many destination corporate meeting attendees love finding after-hours venues where they can experience some of the world's leading DJs. Now they can go to venues DJs open themselves in Brooklyn!

We love one in particular that features a Trinidadian vibe and features som...

May 14, 2018

While juicing has been a trend for a few years in New York, we have never seen an option for destination corporate meetings that takes the experience found at venues like McCarren Park on weekends to the level worthy of an after-hours  event.

Until now. 


You can simply...

May 13, 2018

This is the time of year when rooftop venues are booming in Manhattan, and they are great choices for after-hours events at destination corporate meetings.

We love one new venue in particular that has opened at a hot hotel in Manhattan. This rooftop brand began as a pop...

May 11, 2018

Broadway productions are continuing to be a huge draw for major global acting talent. The headliner, of course, is Denzel Washington in "The Iceman Commeth." However, your attendees can also enjoy major draws that include Diana Rigg from "Game of Thrones", who is playi...

May 10, 2018

Have you noticed there is a "step-and-repeat" at almost every event and venue entrance now? This concept, originally conceived to leverage celebrity appearances and major brand sponsors, has grown so much, it might not be as big a deal anymore.

The burger joint down the...

May 9, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has run multiple private shopping experiences for destination corporate meeting attendees and their spouses at some of Manhattan's most luxurious stores.

The concept is now evolving beyond simply looking, trying and buying. We found a New Yo...

May 8, 2018

We hear that Joel Robuchon, the legendary chef behind the former Four Seasons restaurant in New York City, and the most Michellin starred chef in the world, is making a Midtown Manhattan comeback within the next six to eight months.

Because Robuchon has lost almost 60 p...

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