Travel Trade Newsletter – February 2016

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The Met Breuer Opens Its Doors 
With the opening of The Met Breuer this March, The Metropolitan Museum of Art expands its gallery space dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Originally designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer in 1963 as a home for the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Met Breuer will set the tone with ambitious inaugural exhibitions—Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, which explores works from the Renaissance to the present, as well as a retrospective of Indian abstract artist Nasreen Mohamedi. The museum also offers a free audio composition (available to download on March 1 via metmuseum.org) for the nine-minute walk between The Met Breuer and the main branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Note that admission includes same-day access to both museums, along with The Cloisters farther uptown.

Itinerary Ideas

On Location Tours 
The streets of New York City have played a starring role onscreen since the days of Edison, and On Location Tours takes visitors to some of the most iconic spots from beloved movies and TV shows. The lineup includes a "greatest hits" NYC TV & Movie Tour, and tours dedicated to classic movies and individual TV shows (Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and The Sopranos among them), as well as a walking tour of Central Park locations. Private group tours can be arranged, with options for families, corporate outings and "girls' night out"/bachelorette parties; the post-tour Make-a-Movie Workshop is perfect for school groups or team-building events.

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, we've put together a menu of romantic dining spots, along with date-night ideas as well as the best (and coziest) indoor spots with a view of New York. For more to do, both inside and outside, all around the town, check out our winter and spring guides, and our events calendar.

Events

Armory Arts Week 
February 29–March 6
Armory Arts Week transforms the City into a sprawling art fair that brings together dealers, buyers, artists and the public for exhibitions, special events, talks, openings and, of course, parties. Anchoring all the activity is the Armory Show, March 3–6, which brings modern and contemporary work from more than 200 galleries around the world to Piers 92/94. This year's Armory Focus is "African Perspectives."

Exhibitions

Warhol by the Book at The Morgan Library & Museum 
February 5–May 15
Pop Art superstar Andy Warhol may be more known for his iconic screen prints, but no medium was outside his purview, and he had a long and fruitful engagement with books, starting as a designer and illustrator, and later, in collaboration with artists in his circle. As with all his work, Warhol's books reconfigured the relationships between creator and content, audience and marketplace. The Morgan, in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum, has collected volumes, drawings and archival materials—some never before seen—from more than 80 publications spanning the length of his career.

Hotel Updates

Newly Opened
Aloft Manhattan Downtown – Financial District
Manhattan – Financial District
128 rooms

Newly Opened
Bklyn House Hotel
Brooklyn – Bushwick
116 rooms

Newly Opened
Sago Hotel
Manhattan – Lower East Side
20 rooms

Newly Redesigned
HGU New York – Hotel Grand Union
Manhattan – Murray Hill
90 rooms

Download the latest Hotel Development Fact Sheet

NYC & Company Signature Programs

Unlock NYC™
NYC & Company's new seasonal promotion highlights the unique experiences that make winter a great time to visit the City. Unlock NYC uncovers secrets of some of the City's most beloved attractions and provides highlights of the season's best events, along with imagery and video assets for you to use. For assets, log in to the NYC & Company Multimedia Library and search "Unlock Winter."

NYC & Company Resources for the Travel Trade

NYC & Company has all your travel trade needs covered. Visit nycgo.com/traveltrade to access the NYC Travel Training Academy, browse neighborhood tool kits to help you sell select neighborhoods throughout the City, order collateral materials, find trip planning tips, download NYC videos and images, and to download your copy of the 2016 NYC Official Travel Planner.

For More Information

For questions or additional information, email us at traveltrade@nycgo.com or contact your local office. For general information, including a calendar of events and other essential information about New York City, please visit nycgo.com.