6 Unique Reception Venues In New York City

6 Unique Reception Venues In New York City


DE 49 | Reception Venues

 

We are always looking for new and creative places, as we love to explore the world and discover its beauty. Are you looking for the perfect venue in one of the most beautiful cities in the world? New York is the place to go as it also has wonderful reception venues to host events and organize gatherings. Join your hosts Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth as they describe their favorite reception venues in the city. They share their experience in some of these amazing places and why they’re worth the visit. Have a glimpse and feel of these beautiful places in this spotlight episode of Destination Everywhere.

Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at www.americanmeetings.com.

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6 Unique Reception Venues In New York City

In this episode of Destination Everywhere, we will explore the six unique reception venues in New York City. Who wouldn’t want to discover where these are?

One World Observatory

Discover a destination unlike any other. The first place on the list is One World Observatory. It’s a great choice for your meetings or events. What makes this place amazing? It’s the observatory on top of one World Trade Center. It’s a great place for reception because of its floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of space for hundreds of people. The whole experience starts with an exceptional elevator ride. When it takes you to the top, you will witness an ever-changing scene of Manhattan. That experience will always be the one for the books! But, there’s more! When you get out of the elevator, you’re exposed to the city’s most astounding and breathtaking views. It’s truly wonderful, gorgeous, and the technology in that space is unbelievably great.

Central Park Zoo

The next reception venue we have is a cool and unique spot at the Central Park Zoo. You can host a reception alongside while seeing the sea lion exhibit and views of the skyline. Some of the best skyline views are from Central Park which you can do from May to November. Rent out a space and transform it into anything you like. You can even add uplighting furniture. You will certainly love the atmosphere with all of the animals. You would also love the penguins, tropical habitat, grizzly bears, snow leopards, pandas and the famous snow monkey show!

Gotham Hall In Midtown

Located in the building that once housed Greenwich Savings Bank, the iconic Gotham Hall is a great venue for a smaller group of people because it has an Oak Room. It has a lounge area for registration which is awesome for reception and also has a mezzanine for reception dinners.

Rockefeller Center

A luxury rooftop venue for private events is certainly one you shouldn’t miss out on knowing. It’s the Rockefeller Center’s 620 Loft and Garden. It’s a rooftop venue that offers up-close views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which is a spectacular view any time of the day, especially when it’s lit up right on the 5th Avenue. It’s perfect for smaller gatherings that want a great view. The ease of access is also a very good thing about this place.

TAO Downtown

Next, we have a restaurant in Midtown, which is the TAO Downtown. The restaurant has this warm, Asian feel to it. It is one of the most beautifully constructed restaurant in New York City so you don’t even have to decorate at all. It’s perfect for receptions and dinners with its Asian fusion cuisine. It has four private dining rooms, so it’s a great choice for that type of situation in Midtown. In fact, you’ll see it in many production shows and movies that take place in Manhattan. If you want to have a reception and then go to dinner, this is the most exquisite place to consider.

New York Public Library

The last space we’re going to talk about is the New York Public Library. It’s probably not your first choice for receptions or any offsite venues for meetings and events, but the New York Public Library is a fantastic location because of its beautiful historic building. The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building has seven event spaces, and it’s located right in Midtown. Its location is closer to all the hotels which makes it a wonderful place to set your events!

These are the six unique and wonderful destinations for meetings and events in New York City. Be sure to check them out if you are planning for an event in this fantastic place!

See more of Andy and Todd’s many escapade reviews at www.destination-everywhere.com.

A Guide To The Best Hotels In San Francisco

A Guide To The Best Hotels In San Francisco


DE 48 | Best Hotels In San Francisco

 

We dream of visiting wonderful places throughout our existence, and San Francisco is one of those cities in California that interests us. Aside from merely visiting to witness its beauty, many people travel there for business, meetings, and events. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth give a guide to the best hotels in San Francisco. Discover Fairmont Hotel, Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, and the Palace Hotel. Tune in to this episode to know what makes these hotels the best places for meeting destinations!

Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at www.americanmeetings.com.

Watch the episode here:

A Guide To The Best Hotels In San Francisco

If you have events or meetings in a new city, the first thing you will have to do is a plan for the hotel you’ll be staying in. This episode is the ultimate guide to the most wonderful hotels to stay in San Francisco. Tune in as Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth describe each top hotel choices in detail.

  1. Fairmont Hotel

The Fairmont Hotel which offers beautiful views of the city and the bay. It is known for its collection of luxurious, one-of-a-kind suites, and as the site of historic firsts and global events.

Hotel Highlights:

Located at the bottom of the Fairmont Hotel, the world-famous Tonga Room is one of the fancier tiki bars within San Francisco that also has a restaurant within it that lets people sit down and eat. Anthony Bourdain called the Tonga Room the greatest place in the history of the world, which is a very big accolade.

  1. Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Located near Union Square, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco offers many attractions just outside their doors. Their central location is the perfect home base for arts, culture, and sightseeing.

Hotel Highlights:

Indulge in a private wine tasting at The JCB Tasting Lounge located inside the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco that offers tastings of rare and exclusive vintages daily.

  1. St. Regis San Francisco

St. Regis San Francisco is perfect for art enthusiasts. It is housed in the Williams Building, which is home to Museum of the African Diaspora.

Hotel Highlights:

The hotel is greatly known for its outstanding butler service. You could simply request anything you want and their staff is more than happy to serve you.

  1. Four Seasons Hotel

Completed in January 2001, the tower was the first skyscraper of the 21st century to be completed in the city. They offer 44,000 square feet of meeting space and event space across 24 different rooms. If you want to give your guests a great experience, the corner room on the 14th floor gives you the best view of the city.                                          

Hotel Highlights:

Guests get complimentary access to the Equinox, a gender-diverse health center. It has a basketball court and an indoor pool as well, so you can get your game on.

  1. The Palace Hotel

The Palace Hotel stands on one of the state’s oldest buildings, which opened in 1875 as San Francisco’s first premier luxury hotel. It’s filled with history as it’s welcomed such notable guests like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Bill Clinton. History tours are very great to organize here. Aside from that, they offer 44,000 square feet of meeting space and event space across 24 different rooms, which is a beautiful venue for events.

Hotel Highlights:

A nice blend of historic and modern charm, the Palace Hotel showcases two famous restaurants, with a distinctive setting for any occasion. You can also take a leisurely dip in the heated, indoor pool and enjoy the sky-lit ceiling.

See more of Andy and Todd’s many escapade reviews at www.destination-everywhere.com.