July 2, 2018

Your US-based destination corporate meeting attendees don't have to travel across the pond to play at "Saint Andrews." We have one less than 30 minutes from Manhattan.

It might not be the original, but this venue is ideal for groups looking for a golf option that does n...

June 28, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees are here in New York City being served basic vanilla ice cream at either a meeting break or gala event, an enormous creative opportunity is being missed.

Here's why.

The flavors we are seeing here are completely out of...

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 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 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 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...

February 14, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees love tennis, are diverse in skill level, but love a great party, we have found a New York City venue that delivers in a very unique way. With 11,000 square feet and located a 10 minute trip from Midtown hotels, it is the...

January 23, 2018

Two key components of the exciting Hudson Yards development in Manhattan's West Side are a "Shed", opening in 2019, and one of the most unusual pieces of outdoor art, which is called "Vessel."

At first glance, Vessel looks like a stairway to nowhere. However. with it al...

January 10, 2018

Our title might be a mouthful, but 2018 is expected to see massive growth globally in the bio- and neuro-science industries, and with some of the world's top medical institutions in New York City, it is a great destination for holding a major industry meeting and event...

October 27, 2017

If your destination corporate meeting attendees love food tasting menus at luxury venues, they will love this new reboot at an iconic Manhattan venue that includes a 12-course tasting that will blow your group away with style points. Ideal for 200 attendees for a cockt...

September 11, 2017

If you think you have previously read a blog (or many) from us about doughnuts at destination corporate meetings, you are 100% right; but in New York, the ways to use them for meeting breaks never seem to end.

The latest method features ice-cream-stuffed doughnuts, with...

August 31, 2017

Shackman Associates New York has produced memorable VIP experiences for destination corporate meeting groups at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament that have included private receptions and other exclusive access events. We always get excited when new vendors offer cool pr...

August 22, 2017

When many of us hear about "heading out East" in Long Island, the first thing that typically comes to mind is the Hamptons. However the island's North Fork is fast-becoming a major global wine and food destination. It's an amazing idea for a day-trip team-building even...

August 18, 2017

We are taking the New York City hotel boom to new possibilities that include the concept of bringing in a nightclub leader for breakfast, a craft bar expert for seafood, and a 2016 Tony-Award-winning designer to enhance the guest experience.

Sounds impossible? It's happ...

August 17, 2017

We have managed some major concerts for large destination corporate meeting groups in New York City that have included performers like Diana Ross. If you are looking at booking a major act for a large meeting in 2017, consider an amphitheater option that is a centerpie...

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