September 6, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees are looking for a way to loosen up, New York has become a capital for personalized stretchers. And it has nothing to do with a cocktail hour.

We are also not talking about the latest fads in training or even personal train...

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 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 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...

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...

January 12, 2018

While retail overall has had a tough year globally, Downtown Manhattan's shopping scene is exploding with luxury brands and entries into brick and mortar from hot online companies.

In addition to major anchors like Zara, we are especially excited to see UNTUCKit, a majo...

December 15, 2017

Many guests at New York City's boutique hotels would argue there is a "Restoration Hardware" vibe about the decor and furnishings, and they can soon experience the real thing as a hospitality option in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.

The retailer is opening its first...

December 12, 2017


Some of highest-demand shopping venues in New York City are pop-ups- and we are not simply talking about the multiple "Winter Villages" that are overflowing with tourists during the holiday season.


While some pop-ups may have gotten their start around the holidays, th...

September 28, 2017

If you have wondered how performers like Beyonce have developed their incredible dance moves while performing, we have found a fun new team-building option in New York City that can teach your attendees and spouses how to perform some of the signature moves you see you...

August 8, 2017

Drinking herbal tea is becoming as hot, no pun intended, as coffee in New York City. There are obviously many health benefits from drinking herbal tea, which is why it is especially cool that one venue we love combines its teas with a dry sauna and hot massage experien...

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