• New Resort Spotlight: The Kartrite

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    New resort opens in the Catskill Mountains.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark recently opened Catskill Mountains resort in Monticello, New York, and boasts more than 11,000 square feet of function space, unique team-building that channels your inner child (think surf challenges, waterslide races, mini bowling tournaments), and multibedroom suites to bring the whole family for postmeeting fun.

“The think tank resort brings a bit of that big-city etiquette and pasTOUR» Art for the Smart Planner A New York tour company combines the art and corporate worlds. By Taylor Hafner sion to a gorgeous natural landscape in the Catskill Mountains,” says Dan Paradiso, director of sales and marketing. “Meetings combine playful with professional to make corporate functions unique, with an emphasis on flexible communal spaces and experiential visits.”

A separate conference center entrance welcomes groups, allowing for inspired, seamless meetings just outside the splash zone. Flexible function spaces comfortably host intimate board meetings up to a 600-person reception.

The Kartrite also features 324 modern all-suite guest rooms, an 80,000-squarefoot indoor water park, seven distinct restaurants and bars, a rejuvenating spa and fitness center, and an indoor entertainment center.

The Smyth Tribeca is welcoming guests again, this time as a newly independent hotel. The 100-room hotel first opened as a Thompson Hotel in 2009 and was rebranded an AKA property in 2018. Now, after being closed since March 2020, Smyth Tribeca will be run by Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company.

 

With high-tech, low-touch amenities like self-check-in at airline-style kiosks and deliveries via YO2D2, the hotel’s friendly resident robot, YOTEL Boston is well positioned to welcome meetings back comfortably and safely. Now as part of its “SmartStay” safety measures, the property, which has 326 guest rooms, or “cabins” in YOTEL lingo, has introduced a second robot, Vi-YO-Let, to offer UVD-grade sanitization and disinfection throughout high-touch public spaces and selected rooms.

 

Promising “a modern stay in Amish country,” the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center has completed the final phase of a $30-million multi-year makeover of the entire property, including its 317 guest rooms, event space, common areas and grounds.