American endeavor through
its Art Deco architecture,
motifs and sculptures. Rentals
include 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s
65th-floor Rainbow Room and
67th-floor Weather Room,
as well as 620 Loft & Garden,
backdropped by St. Patrick’s
At JFK Airport in Queens,
Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA
Flight Center (1962) relaunch-
es in 2019 as the 505-room TWA Hotel. Amenities include 50,000
square feet of meeting space, six restaurants and eight bars, and a
10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck with a pool. On Brooklyn’s waterfront, multiuse revival of the 35-acre 1890s Bush Terminal
complex, since renamed Industry City, includes raw industrial spaces and large outdoor courtyards for events.
Staten Island’s 83-acre Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical
Garden (1883) campus features a pantheon of architectural styles,
and while in The Bronx, the New York Botanical Gardens (1891) is
the city’s iconic living museum.
Gateway to the Hudson River Valley, designated as a National
Heritage Area for serving as the “fountainhead of a truly American
identity,” NYC’s leafy northern neighbor is another architectural
showcase. Early engineering marvels include the first Croton Dam
and Aqueduct (1842) and event-capable Kensico Dam Plaza (1917).
“Gifted with a top-notch selection of group and camera-ready
venues and locations, Westchester County in the Hudson Valley is
the ideal destination for meetings and filming,” said Natasha Caputo,
director of Westchester County Tourism & Film. “From hilltop castles
and historic conference centers to former mansion-estates and
vintage theaters, each of these assets is a testament to Westchester
County’s deep history in the art and architecture world.”
Just 30 minutes by train from Grand Central Terminal, 14 miles
from Westchester County Airport, and right off the new $4 billion
Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (replacing the original Tappan
Zee Bridge), the former “Millionaire’s Colony” of Tarrytown and
storied neighbor Sleepy Hollow have architectural treasures span-
ning the centuries, many managed by Historic Hudson Valley (www.
Interpreter-led tours reveal the inventive structure of Sunnyside
(1835)—famed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow novelist Washington
Irving’s enchanting self-designed homestead. Offering diverse tours
and event hosting, nearby Lyndhurst Mansion (1838) is a pinnacle
of Gothic Revival design, rich with decorative arts and furnishings,
and equally fetching landscape on 67 acres. Surrounded by garden
terraces and rolling lawns, John D. Rockefeller’s hilltop Kykuit (1913)
is a Beaux-Arts icon. Tours start via shuttle from circa-1750 former
plantation Philipsburg Manor, site of Historic Hudson Valley’s annual
fall Horseman’s Hollow haunted attraction.
Set on 26 acres high above Sunnyside, founding IACC member
Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson was America’s first commercial conference center (1964). Originally a circa-1840 Georgian
home, the estate’s buyout-capable 10-room King Mansion offers private dining for 70. Other rentals include the historic Carriage House
and the stone castle-style Biddle Mansion.
Tarrytown’s 31-room hilltop Castle Hotel & Spa opened as “Car-
Meet your needs.
Exceed their expectations.
With state of the art meeting spaces and hotels,
Westchester County in the heart of the Hudson Valley
offers a unique setting for meetings that balance
business and pleasure. Easily accessible to New
York City and major airports, Westchester’s historic
estates, vibrant art scene and world-class dining
and entertainment offer everything meeting planners
need and anything meeting participants desire.
Let Westchester County Tourism assist in your
planning. Visit us online to submit an RFP or call us
at 1-800-833-9282 to learn more about our free lead
referral services or to schedule a site visit.
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