• 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 September, Los Angeles Airport Marriott is beginning the final stage of their $50-million renovations.  

The redesign includes more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space alongside a maximum capacity of 2,500 people. The hotel will be set to host parties of any nature, including Corporate events, conventions, company retreats, holiday parties, banquets, exhibitions, workshops, and everything in between.  

 

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.  

 

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.