Going Blue for GMID

  • Going Blue for GMID

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    One World Trade Center; Credit: Julienne Schaer for NYC & Company

    One World Trade Center; Credit: Julienne Schaer for NYC & Company
  • Going Blue for GMID

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Javits Center; Credit: Julienne Schaer for NYC & Company

    Javits Center; Credit: Julienne Schaer for NYC & Company
  • Going Blue for GMID

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Coney Island Parachute Jump; Credit: Michelle Rick for NYC & Company

    Coney Island Parachute Jump; Credit: Michelle Rick for NYC & Company
  • Going Blue for GMID

     
    POSTED April 12, 2019
     

    Pier 17 at Seaport District; Courtesy Howard Hughes Corporation

    Pier 17 at Seaport District; Courtesy Howard Hughes Corporation

There was plenty going on for Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4 (the fourth annual Meetings Mean Business Coalition event), but NYC & Company caught everyone's attention by turning some of the city's most iconic buildings blue. Using MMBC’s signature color, the goal was to raise awareness of the impact that face-to-face meetings have on the global economy and NYC.

The following buildings stayed blue rom sundown to 2 a.m.:

Midtown Manhattan: The Javits Center’s glass-enclosed 15-story Crystal Palace; the Empire State Building; and the spires of One Bryant Park and 151 West 42nd St.

Lower Manhattan: One World Trade Center and Pier 17 at the Seaport District

Brooklyn: Coney Island Parachute Jump joined the annual GMID lightings for the first time

You'll remember that NYC & Company also did a similar thing for Climate Week NYC.

 

Hotel Pennsylvania is one step closer to the completion of its top-to-bottom transformation. The historic New York marvel revealed 230 redesigned rooms incorporating modern comforts with original features. In celebration of its 100-year anniversary, phase two of three seamlessly represents an evolution of its renowned history.

 

Visit Bucks County (VBC) hosted its annual Event Venue Show, an exclusive meeting planner event, at the Michener Art Museum on Sep. 19. The event showcased 45 exhibitors from local Bucks County venues and businesses to 100 meeting and event planners from the Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York region.

 

North of Philadelphia, Bucks County is celebrating their record-breaking amount of visitors.  

In 2018, the county welcomed 8.15 million visitors, an increase of 1.6 percent from 2017 and achieved a record-breaking $1.1 billion in total economic impact. With such numbers, the hospitality industry is taking full advantage.  

As Bucks County tourist status rises, for the travelers who are searching for a local experience, Bucks County is filled with breweries, independent restaurants, and hidden gems to visit.