The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Next Meeting Should Be in The Big Apple
By Keenan Gaynor
When it comes to planning meetings, there are a thousand aspects to take into consideration for both you and your attendees. One of the most important is certainly location, location, location. For some, the thought of hopping on a plane to travel to their next meeting or conference can certainly make attendance more appealing. The thought of doing so to New York City, the event mecca of the world, makes it all the more exciting. Besides the world class views and scenic surroundings, here are the top three reasons why your next meeting should take place in New York, NY.
LIGHTS, CAMERA—ENTERTAINMENT! At night, when the main sessions and meetings wrap up, provide your attendees with a plethora of post-conference entertainment options. While it may not be as flashy as Las Vegas (exception: Times Square), New York provides an incredible amount of glitz, glamour and FUN that is hard to find anywhere else. From large-scale, world-famous Broadway productions to your favorite underground band that just happens to be passing through on tour – New York is the hub of show-stopping entertainment. Oh, and there also happen to be a handful of world-renowned landmarks and tourist attractions to choose from as well.
UNIQUE MEETING SPACES. Let's be honest - you could fall asleep at a banquet round in a ballroom in Denver and wake up at a banquet round in a ballroom in Miami and not even notice the fact that someone has inconspicuously transplanted you 2,000 miles away (aside from the fact that you’re probably a bit sweaty in your suit jacket). In New York, however, boring meeting spaces are not on the menu. NYC sports some of the most stylish, one-of-a-kind venues in the world to host meetings and events. Breathtaking skyline views and fully equipped rooms break the mold of traditional meeting spaces.
Millennium, Hilton – Wall Street. This space is ideal for meetings or receptions of various sizes. The Presidential Suite spans 1,000 sq. ft. and features views of Manhattan from 55 floors up. This fabulous event space is convenient to state, federal and supreme courthouses and is the closest hotel to the Financial District, making it a prime selection for business travelers.
New York Palace – Midtown. Four floors and 30,000 square feet make up this iconic hotel and its multi-functional meeting facilities. Event spaces range from intimate off-site offices to sprawling ballrooms, each with unique components that illustrate the hotel’s signature style. While they are aesthetically impact, historic spaces can sometimes introduce a range of functional obstacles like line-of-sight issues for attendees and presenters. Conference Rental provides various solutions like video microphones that feature a personal HD display so each attendee gets an uncompromised experience.
CULTURAL DIVERSITY. New York City is commonly referred to as the “melting pot” of the world. Not only for the fact that it’s inhabited by the countless nationalities that have immigrated there throughout history, but moreover for the cultural phenomenon that they have collectively built. New York City holds a range of history and diversity that is unlike any other city in the world. These aspects combined make it an undisputed hotspot for international events. Speakers and attendees hailing from far corners of the globe convene in the Big Apple to discuss a range of world issues in many languages, making simultaneous interpretation a crucial component to event success. Not sure where to start with a multilingual event? Here's a handy guide to choosing the right interpretation vendor.