• 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.

 

April 23 is officially #NationalPicnicDay and we've gathered up the best spots in each of our regions to celebrate. 

 

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) awarded five meeting and event professionals with a $1,000 scholarship as part of its commitment to Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). The scholarship will help its recipients earn their Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.

 

Arbor Lodging Partners, Chicago-based hotel investment and management company, announced its $135 million acquisition of Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta, Hampton Inn Boston-Norwood,