June 27, 2018

If you have ever watched fishing TV or had a grandfather or father who absolutely loves it, then you might think fishing is old fashioned.

But it isn't.

We are seeing a huge trend here in New York City where fishing has become a top "unconnected" activity. And the water...

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 20, 2018

We really like where the New York City Mexican dining scene has gone over the past year. We are seeing a shift from trendy to authentic in both menus and decor. The newest entry is opening later this month in Union Square, and it features a trip to downtown Tulum, Mexi...

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 18, 2018

The hottest cocktail hour drink tastes a lot like that root beer you loved as a kid. With the exception of the small fact that it is actually whiskey.

Country music star Blake Shelton loves it, as does actor Ryan Reynolds. And it's being served at some of Manhattan's to...

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...

June 5, 2018

We are in the middle of a four-year run of major championship golf in the New York City area. With the US Open coming up in 2 weeks in Long Island, now is the time to think ahead toward 2019 and 2020.

Most notably, the PGA Championship will be moving from its traditiona...

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...

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 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 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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