Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Prevue Magazine: Karen Shackman provides 5 tips for "Experiential Meetings"

We were featured this week in Prevue Magazine ( with 5 tips for making your corporate meeting, association convention or destination incentive more innovate and experiential than ever.

This includes:

1. Luxury, sensory, convenient art.
2. Screening rooms instead of board rooms.
3. Evocative meetings rooms.
4. Interactive private technology.
5. Offsite experiential luxury.

To read the full article:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Corporate Incentive Travel: Neo-bistros rolling into NYC from Paris

It looks like a bistro and feels like a bistro, but the cooking is oh so much better.

Those trendy new-wave "neo-bistros" that have taken Paris by storm have now made their way to New York City. Neo-bistros have replaced formal French meals with a more relaxed vibe that satisfies almost everyone's obsession with food.

We recently checked out one in lower Manhattan that also offers a 800-deep list of organic, biodynamic and natural wines.  When a venue combines a seasonal Parisian menu from a top-rated chef with wines from small growers, that is a recipe for kind of intimate experience destination corporate incentive attendees are seeking.