From hilltop castles to high-rise hotels, Westchester stands tall in the regional group marketplace.
“Given the County’s proximity to New York City and it’s ‘convenient-from-anywhere’ location, Westchester has fast become a go-to destination for meetings and events,” said Natasha Caputo, director of the Westchester County Tourism & Film Office. “Catering to most group sizes, the atmosphere and slower pace provide a literal breath of fresh air, with ample opportunities for inspired creativity.”
Instagram-ready venues include Tarrytown’s 31-room Forbes Five Star Castle Hotel and Spa. Overlooking the Hudson River with views of Manhattan to the south, this historic 10-acre hilltop escape offers 3,300 square feet of space. Amenities include fine-dining Equus restaurant, outdoor pool and Sankara Sanctuary Spa.
Originally a circa-1840 Georgian home, founding IACC member Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson opened in 1964 as America’s first commercial conference center. Rentals on the 26-acre estate include the buyout-capable 10-room King Mansion, offering private dining for 70; Carriage House; and stone castle-style Biddle Mansion. The property is currently completing extensive guest room and suite renovations
Dating to 1838, Lyndhurst is an American pinnacle of Gothic Revival design. Set on 67 park-like acres facing the widest part of the Hudson, robber baron Jay Gould’s former home wows with rich furnishings and decorative arts. Guided tours and rentals including the Mansion, Great Lawn and Carriage House make for gilded group memories.
Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester offers 10,000 square feet of space including the 42nd-floor Kanopi private event venue. The 146-room hotel comes with award-winning dining at BLT Steak, indoor rooftop pool and Westchester’s largest destination spa.
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