• New Venue Spotlight: The Ashford

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    A New Jersey restaurant boasts versatile high-end settings.

  • New Venue Spotlight: The Ashford

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    A New Jersey restaurant boasts versatile high-end settings.

Hudson County has welcomed an upscale new venue. The Ashford, a multilevel restaurant and lounge, is set to become a premier event venue. Conveniently located near Jersey City’s corporate hub along the Hudson River, The Ashford boasts several indoor and outdoor distinct meetings and event spaces, along with Jersey City’s largest rooftop. The Parlor, a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar located on the restaurant’s third floor, can accommodate 100 people and connects to the rooftop. The Ashford’s rooftop also connects to Six26 Rooftop, an LGBTQ space that can accommodate 150 people. The Six26 also has a lounge, which can accom - modate 100 people or 250 with a full buyout. The Study accommodates up to 25 people seated or standing room for up to 65 and provides private access to the rooftop. Unique offerings include an artisanal cocktail program, the option to customize menus and state-of-the-art A/V equipment in each space.

The Parlor features an in-house oyster bar, while the rest of the cuisine is classic American with a Latin twist that reflects the demographics of the area and the heritage of head chef Giancarlo Borletti. Guest favorites include a firecracker shrimp appetizer and, of course, The Ashford’s impressive list of cocktails, which are available for events.

In 1927, Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton said, "Abilene, Texas will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor." Nearly 95 years later, Abilene has fulfilled this vision and is excited to welcome back the Hilton family of hotels in the heart of Downtown Abilene with a recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

New York City offers meeting attendees thrills aplenty. Now there’s one more: a new “skyscraping” experience.

 

Rising 1,131 feet in the air and extending out 65 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, the glass-floored Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere offering unparalleled 360-degree views of New York City's skyline. To make those views even more exhilarating, City Climb, the ultimate skyscraping adventure, challenges climbers to scale the outside of the building, and then lean out from the outdoor platfrom.

 

 

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!