• Grand Hyatt New York Debuts Renovated Conference-Level Inspired by Grand Central Terminal

     
    POSTED June 4, 2017
     

The iconic Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan recently debuted a multimillion dollar renovation of its conference level, including 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 18 breakout rooms. Designed by New York City-based interior design and architecture firm Nemaworkshop, the new design reflects the energy of the adjacent Grand Central Terminal and the New York City skyline.

“Following the last major renovation of the guestrooms and public spaces in 2011, the makeover of our conference level and meetings space was important in creating a more cohesive design and guest experience throughout the hotel.” says John Schafer, general manager.

The designers chose silver and metallic wallcoverings from Wolf Gordon and Koroseal as well as a brown and blue palette. These choices reflect Grand Central’s turn-of-the-century style and offer a warm and welcoming environment. Other features include a barn door for a conference room, custom drink case and a digital touch screen for wayfinding. Artwork and photographs of Grand Central Terminal grace the walls. Nemaworkshop started with consideration of the art and chose photographs of the iconic landmark that focused on abstract elements of the terminal.

“With over 60,000 square feet of unique meeting space, our hotel is a leading New York City meetings hotel, and with this renovation, our facilities now truly match our superior service. We look forward to welcoming both past and future guests,” says Schafer.

With 1,298 guest rooms, 43 suites, more than 50 meeting rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space, Grand Hyatt New York is appropriate for groups of any size. The Grand Club provides added luxury, offering elevator key access, complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening hors d’oeuvres.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.   

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.