November 13, 2018

The 2019 Michelin Star List is out, and New York City is again the leading US destination with 76 restaurants earning stars! This includes 5 venues that earned 3 stars and 15 that earned 2 stars.

While the list includes some familiar names, we are particularly intrigued...

September 11, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees love to golf while at destination corporate meetings, we have found a concept that could soon replace the random F&B cart: Drone delivery. 

Think about it. How many times have you, your executives, or destination meeting a...

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...

August 14, 2018

One of the rituals of living in New York City is having a picnic in one of our many parks. It's now becoming a serious endeavor, requiring months of planning, early-morning setups, creative themes and some serious moving capability.

Picnic experiences can now feature ev...

August 7, 2018

Rose has been more popular than ever at destination corporate meeting events. If your group has been meeting in New York City's heat this summer, we love the idea of providing Rose pops.

For meetings focused on wellness, try a detox/retox rose option that includes berri...

August 2, 2018

We have found a successful effort to rescue a 19th-century event space on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. And it had a 112-year history there before this blog. But the building’s interior, which has been designated as a landmark, still has its original lamps and wa...

July 30, 2018

When you are flying in chickens on private planes for executive dinners, well, that is something unusual, until now. And the sky truly is the limit here in New York! This new trend provides an exceptional experience for destination corporate attendees, and provides the...

July 23, 2018

Some of us would argue that any cocktail is a treat, but in New York, the treat itself can be a cocktail. We are talking about spiked candy from an online sensation that went from a pop-up in the Hamptons, to now a permanent fixture in Manhattan as an event enhancer.

Wh...

July 16, 2018

We have this culture in New York where everyone starts thinking about the next summer somewhere around January. For meeting planners, that is way too late. We are seeing all kinds of wellness, fishing, wine tasting, food-to-table menu and other holistic trends that are...

July 5, 2018

Events and galas at art galleries have been a huge trend in New York City. We are seeing it spread to new trendy areas like Hoboken. This city, located across the Hudson River from Manhattan, has already seen hot new hotels like the W open, and is increasingly becoming...

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...

June 26, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees like wellness, they will love a new trend in New York City that features coconut yogurt. Here are the basics behind the recipe: it's a mix of coconut milk and freeze-dried probiotics. Here is the result: 15 strains of pro...

June 19, 2018

Top chef Laurent Tourondel is creating his own dining destination near Penn Station. This is big news as that area has been starving for this kind of diverse dining excellence, and Tourondel's offerings are particularly well-timed with all of the new hotel development...

June 6, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has run multiple give-back programs that feature events where destination corporate meeting attendees do something fun and meaningful with local kids in New York City.

These events, especially in warm weather, are moving beyond the ballroom...

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