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by NYC Editor, 10/10/2008

 
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NY 5000 IS VIABLE OPTION FOR MEETING PLANNERS SEEKING MEETING AND CONVENTION COMPLEX IN NYC


Hilton New York and Sheraton Hotels of New York Offer Upward of 5,000 Rooms with 225,000 Square Feet of Meeting Space and 100 Meeting Rooms

New York City (April 29, 2008) NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today reminded meeting planners about the powerful meeting and convention complex in New York City known as “NY 5000.” The NY 5000—made up of the 1,980-room Hilton New York, the 1,750-room Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers and the 665-room Sheraton Manhattan—is an incomparable convention complex offering in the space of a square block nearly 5,000 guest rooms, along with 225,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

“The NY 5000 convention complex is an excellent option for customers looking for a unique and enjoyable New York City meetings experience,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company.

The NY 5000’s hotels are situated across the street from one another. With close proximity to Radio City Musical Hall, Broadway theatres, Times Square, Fifth Avenue shopping, Rockefeller Center and Central Park, the NY 5000 is ideally situated for the meeting planner looking for convenience, easy access and a seamless flow of meeting attendees.

“With such a spectacular location, outstanding room inventory and ideal ballroom and breakout space, the NY 5000 has proven to be an excellent package to sell to meeting planners,” said Robert Yienger, director of sales and marketing for the Sheraton Hotels of New York.

The NY 5000 also offers the most diverse and versatile square footage in the City, including an exhibit space large enough for more than 425 booths and ample space for easy traffic flow. Ballrooms and breakout meeting rooms can accommodate the most complex meeting and banquet program.

“The NY 5000 is a fantastic alternative to the traditional convention center setting—the exhibit space that the hotels can collectively offer, coupled with the positive customer experience, makes this option truly worth a second look,” said Kellie Cahill, director of sales and marketing for Hilton New York.

Five outstanding restaurants, three complete fitness centers and a 50-foot indoor pool are part of the three-hotel portfolio, giving guests recreational options during their free time—not to mention the excitement of New York City and the five boroughs outside their front door.

For more information on New York City as a convention and meetings destination, please contact NYC & Company’s sales office at 212-484-1218 or visit nycgo.com.

About NYC & Company
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.

Contacts

Stu Loeser / Andrew Brent
tel 212 788 2958

Kimberly Spell
NYC & Company
tel 212 484 1270
kspell@nycgo.com
Tiffany Townsend
NYC & Company
tel 212 484 5404
ttownsend@nycgo.com