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Meeting Sites New York City Bryant Park; Below, Times Square Last year, the BIG APPLE played host to 46 million visitors, and it has every expectation of hitting the 50 million mark within the next couple of years. Since city hotel rooms are at a premium, restaurants packed, city are and— ESSENTIAL TOOL BOX Convention Centers: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center: 814,400 sf of dedicated meeting space, with 99 meeting rooms, largest accommodating 5,240 theater-style; Madison Square Garden Expo Center: 61,000 sf of dedicated meeting space, with 10 meeting rooms, largest accommodating 19,522 theater-style; Radio City Music Hall: 3,000-seat theater with 4 meeting rooms. For more listings, visit Facility Quick Search at surprise!—the Javits expansion is again on hold, putting together a program in this hot, hot, destination can be a challenge. However, it is not impossible; our Home Team has come up with some great ideas. Average Daily Business Travel Costs*: Hotel $314.91 F&B $109.27 Car Rental $145.71 For More Information: NYC & Co. *2007 Business Travel News Corporate Travel Index By Terri Hardin HOME TEAM RECOMMENDATIONS Patrick Sullivan, president of PRA New York, thinks the Museum of Natural History makes a fantastic off-site venue for 500, along with dining at the famous Tavern on the Green. (Afterwards, everyone can get up bright and early to tour Ellis Island.) For groups of 100, South Street Seaport’s Bridgewaters is an elegant venue and restaurant, as is midtown’s Remi; for fewer than 100, the New York Public Library is an amazing venue for receptions, as is City Hall, a sophisticated TriBeCa eatery. Since shopping and culture are as “New York” as breathing, Sullivan recommends Shop Gotham’s walking and shopping tours and Broadway Behind the Scenes’ backstage tours. For the energetic, there’s Bike New York and bowling at Bowlmor Lanes. From the folks at Briggs Inc. come three itineraries, for the VIP, the sophisticated, and the frugal, respectively (but all featuring a Broadway show). The “VIP” is an incentive package that includes pre-theater dinner at the Michelin two-star Le Bernardin, and a preopening champagne breakfast at Saks Fifth Avenue complete with the services of a personal shopper. “Sophisticated” includes a selection of fine restaurants and a docent-led tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Frugal” includes a variety of tours, and lunch in the United Nations Delegates’ Dining Room. MARCH 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS PHOTOS: NYC & COMPANY 54

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - March 2008

Successful Meetings - March 2008
Editor's Note
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Management Matters
Mouth for Sale
Meetings Law
Tools of the Trade
On Site
Quick Tip
Critical Conditions
A Family Affair
Conference Centers We Love
CSM of the Year
Places & Spaces
Luxury Las Vegas
New York CIty
New Orleans
Oahu & Big Island
Florida Keys

Successful Meetings - March 2008