Our Founder, Gina King, lives in San Francisco, but is a (maybe just part-time) New Yorker at heart. She travels to NYC about once a month and we make sure to cram as many site visits, lunches, meetings, dinners, and networking events in as possible while she's here. Here's a brief recap from her February visit:
Our day started overlooking Times Square at the historic Knickerbocker Hotel rooftop, St. Cloud. We loved the Sky Pods, which are semi-private lounge areas tucked into the hotel's existing architectural structures. We took a look at the modest, but well-appointed meeting space and Charlie Palmer's beautiful restaurant afterwards. We loved our experience at the newly renovated Knickerbocker Hotel down to the quaint coffee shop, Jake's, located within what looks like an old subway tunnel. Find out more about this historical landmark here: Knickerbocker History.
After a delicious lunch at David Burke's fabrick, we moved on to the Langham Hotel, home of Michelin-star awarded Ai Fiori and a stunning, freshly renovated 3rd floor event space. All of their meeting rooms are equipped with user-friendly and extremely useful technology (i.e. touch screen control panels, large screen TVs, and power outlets for both plugs and USBs). We loved the custom curated art on display in the event space and the hospitality was top notch. Learn more here: Langham Hotel Events.
On to an event industry networking event hosted by 620 Loft & Garden. We've worked with this venue for years and love its blank canvas and coveted outdoor rooftop space overlooking St. Patrick's Cathedral. This night, however, we focused on the vendors, catering, and entertainment. The winner in our book was Creative Edge Parties, who created this stunning, unique, and delicious deconstructed s'mores bar!
Our final stop was for dinner at the chef's table at Toro. We basically ordered the whole menu and every morsel of food was divine (another uni panini, please!). We shared a bottle of 2007 Raventos de Nit Rosado Cava (a refreshing crowd pleaser, which paired well with all of our decadent selections). This restaurant is a lively, massive Spanish tapas heaven playing nothing but old school hip-hop jams (Can I kick it? Yes, you can!). The perfect end to a lovely day!