29th January 2018

New York City Business Travel Guide

Rockefeller, Chrysler, Carnegie – America’s industrial giants are immortalized in Manhattan’s soaring skyscrapers and New York City is still a powerhouse of entrepreneurship. Billion dollar business, couture fashion, TV networks, HealthTech, and finance have all found their place in the city’s boroughs. Corporate travellers can stay in the most luxurious hotels, eat at Michelin-starred restaurants, see world-class art, or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the big apple.

The city has so much to offer business travellers that it can be overwhelming – especially if you’ve not been here before. We’ve put together a list of the top three business hotspots in New York City, as well as suggestions of what to do or see in the area!

Top Three Business Hotspots

While Manhattan has traditionally been the capital for big business; the outer boroughs are increasingly attracting a broad range of commercial investment. From Silicon Alley to the Garment District, the Finance capital to Midtown Manhattan, whatever your industry, business is big in New York City.

  1. Midtown Manhattan

The famous Fifth Avenue is situated in Midtown, as well as skyscapers, hotels, and apartments – Midtown’s skyline is iconic. Home of the New York Times, CBS television network, UN headquarters, JP Morgan Chase, and many multinational corporations, Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the world.

While you’re in the area, why not…

  • Stay at the Plaza Hotel, Waldorf Astoria, or Four Seasons New York
  • Eat at Le Le Banardin, Jean-Georges, Masa Takayama or Aquavit
  • Listen to a concert at Carnegie Hall

  1. Manhattan’s Financial District

Arguably the most powerful financial district in the world, Downtown Manhattan is home to the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and the Federal Reserve are all in the Financial District, and many of the world’s financial institutions tower high over Wall Street’s cobbled stones.

While you’re in the area, why not…

  • Stay at Andaz Wall Street or Club Quarters, Wall Street
  • Eat at Ichimura, Atera, or Momofuku Ko
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty or the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

  1. Silicon Alley & Brooklyn’s Dumbo

Originally situated in the Flatiron District on Fifth Avenue, Silicon Alley is now more a nametag than a clearly defined location. Many leading tech companies including Google, Yahoo, and Pinterest have New York headquarters nearby, and the area remains the centre of Manhattan’s technology hub. Big players in biotech, social media, and telecoms can be found here and across the East River in the Brooklyn district known as Dumbo.

While you’re in the area, why not…

  • Stay at Langham Place Gansevoort Park Avenue, or NoMad Hotel
  • Eat at Eleven Madison Park or Al Fiori
  • Enjoy the fantastic view from the Empire State Building

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