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NEW YORK > SUNNY DAYS AHEAD New York isn’t a city—it’s The City It’s waiting to welcome your group with new hotel inventory and more breakout options than ever before SUNNY DAYS I t has been a chilly winter in New York City. Wall Street, the economic backbone of the metropolis, has been stomach punched with the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the troubles of other financial institutions. But New York City attracted an estimated 47 million visitors and $30 billion in total spending in 2008, both record highs. In late January, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood in front of AHEAD a newly reopened information center in the heart of Midtown not far from the lights of Times Square, and promised to turn up the heat on resources and new tools for visitors. The center and a new website,, also have tips and tools for meeting planners. New York has never lacked options for dining, entertainment, breakout activities, and teambuilding. There are more than 75,000 hotel rooms and 18,000 restaurants here, according to NYC and Company. The occupancy rate is still among the highest in the country, and new inventory By Corrie Dosh 50 I SM I March 2009 I The Statue of Liberty stands tall in New York Harbor

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - March 2009

Successful Meetings - March 2009
Editor's Letter
News Update
Management Matters
Meetings Law
Mouth for Sale
And the Award Goes to...
Taking Green Initiatives to the Top
Events of Presidential Proportion
It's a Small World After All
Places + Spaces
Big Island Supplement-Insert
NYC Metro
The Bahamas

Successful Meetings - March 2009