September 24, 2018

It might be the first week of Fall in New York City, but it is obviously not too early to put some finishing touches on your cold weather meetings here in the winter.

Our favorites include:

1. Creative hot chocolate bar. This is really up to your imagination, but we thin...

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...

April 19, 2018

With summer on its way, it's time to think about how to optimize your destination corporate meeting attendees' New York City experience outdoors. 

We have found a new rooftop venue that provides spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and more. Loc...

April 13, 2018

While New York City has some iconic bar crawls, you can really get a drink anywhere. Here is something you won't find everywhere: historic bakeries that many have unsuccessfully tried to copy elsewhere.

There is no guarantee they will be around forever, especially if th...

April 12, 2018

We have been big fans of a Williamsburg coffee house that has authentic Columbian beans shipped in every week via FedEx. 

It's now coming to Manhattan with a rainforest-themed venue that is ideally located for financial destination meeting attendees Downtown. This is a...

April 11, 2018

Shackman Associates has run private shopping experiences that have been a fan favorite of destination corporate meeting attendees, but we have found an interesting new take on this that in theory, could outfit your group before an after-hours nightclub event at 2am.

Thi...

April 10, 2018

We have found that one of the concerns potential participants have with yoga team-building, and NYC yoga in general, is whether other people in the class are doing it "better" than them.

We have found a solution: goats.

You are not reading a typo, and no, the goats are n...

April 2, 2018

It has been a long time since Picholine was the gold standard of Upper West Side dining near Lincoln Center. In 2018, a new power-player is entering the scene with a Michelin-starred sushi venue for corporate dinners and events.

With over 3,800 square feet of dining spa...

March 30, 2018

If you love surrealist guru Salvador Dali, then you'll love a new venue opening by New York City's High Line that will feature a collection of 24 of his paintings. This is a decor-driven cocktail event option that is also close to many hospitality properties in the Mea...

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 28, 2018

New York City locals love their Sunday brunches, and they have become bigger and more creative than ever. It's an experience you will not have anywhere else in the world.

That's why meeting planners, who might be already flying in attendees before Monday, should conside...

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 22, 2018

We were never buyers on last year's predictions that political headwinds in the U.S. would dramatically impact demand for international business travel and the MICE industry.

Well, we were right.

According to the city, overall tourism in 2017 grew by 3.8 percent with d...

March 20, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has thrown multiple galas at New York City museums for destination corporate meeting groups. We really love what the Brooklyn Museum has done with its tribute to rock star David Bowie. It includes music, costumes, sketches, stage props and...

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