• 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.

 

This July, New York City’s trendiest borough, Brooklyn, will see the addition of the Hotel Indigo Williamsburg

The upscale hotel boasts the largest amount of event space in Williamsburg with more than 20,000 square feet throughout the 187-room property.  

 

Known as “The World’s Most Famous Building,” the Empire State Building, which welcomes more than 4 million visitors per year, has been going through some changes. One of those changes is the preparation of NYC: Above and Beyond, an interactive exhibit dedicated to global tourists in New York City. Set to be located on the 80th floor of the famous building, the exhibit will offer personalized travel recommendations to visitors.

 

The excitement continues to build for the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Technology Center, which will be opening at the end of the summer.