July 12, 2018

We are really excited to see one of the most historic hotel venues in Brooklyn ready to go full-throttle in its reopening this year. It was once considered the "Waldorf Astoria of Brooklyn", and being in Brooklyn Heights puts this property in one of the hottest neighbo...

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 4, 2018

We are excited to see that large blocks of Harlem have been designated as part of a new historic district by City Hall. What does this mean for you your destination corporate meeting?

We expect this designation to be rocket fuel for more dining and event venues to open...

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...

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 5, 2017

We are thrilled, but not surprised, that New York City has been named the top meeting destination by booking data from industry giant Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

We have seen a major uptick in both bookings and interest from corporate meeting planners who have attendees se...

November 15, 2017

The $5 billion renovation of Manhattan's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel has begun. We are hearing that, unlike what happened to the Plaza, the property's parent hospitality company, Hilton, has prevented it from being completely condo-centric. For meeting groups, the new...

October 12, 2017


We are seeing an interesting expansion trend in New York hotels for destination corporate meeting groups that goes beyond the projected 30% increase in rooms to 137,000 city-wide.


There is a hybrid approach that is making major luxury hotel brands bigger players in th...

September 25, 2017

While there has been a huge explosion of art in New York City hotels that destination corporate meeting attendees love, we have found one hospitality venue that takes art into the most intimate places - your attendees' hotel room.

And that room could have been F. Scott...

May 15, 2017

We love the Lower East Side for venue options for destination corporate meetings with millennial attendees. We have found one hospitality venue that can host a pool event with Andy Warhol. Well, it features an image of him at the bottom of the pool, but where else woul...

May 8, 2017

Luxury hospitality and intimate venues for incentive travel groups has made it to the Canal Street area in New York City, with the a hot new venue that has a chill, entrepreneurial vibe, and attracting diverse business travelers. We simply love the venue's lounge that...

February 14, 2017

If you mix a zen vibe with rotating artwork and Japanese-infused cocktails, you get Manhattan’s newest after-hours event lounge. The venue is especially is especially cool because it is located in the hot Lower East Side  that millennial destination corporate meeting a...

February 7, 2017

The new breed of boutique hotels that are opening this year in Manhattan are featuring some very familiar names behind them.

Most notably, the Marriott brand is opening multiple boutiques, and they are taking on a heavily local theme in design and food and beverage. The...

January 26, 2017

The Long Island City hotel boom in Queens, NYC is getting even trendier with multiple luxury elements. One property is the quintessential example of how hip and hot the Borough of Queens is getting for destination corporate meeting groups.

Whether it is intimate meeting...

September 19, 2016

Your destination corporate meeting group has access to the largest hotel boom since the 1930’s. 6,000 rooms opened in New York City in 2015, 6,000 more have been added this year, and thousands more are coming next year. This is double the #2 US city for new hotel devel...

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