On Monday, roughly 50 industry professionals took their own tour of the Meatpacking District for the Greater New York Chapter of NEWH's Making of the Meatpacking event.
The night started at nightclub TenJune, where Lionel Ohayon, ICRAVE; Celeste Fierro, One Group; and Mark Birnbaum, EMM Group, discussed their restaurants and nightclubs—the successes and the not-so successful ones—within New York's hottest going-out area, delving not only into the design, but the ideas behind them, their secrets to longevity in an otherwise volatile industry, and how they constantly adapt to a changing clientele.
The group then moved upstairs to the newly opened rooftop of STK restaurant for perfect sunset views, and ended the night with bottle service at the rooftop of the Gansevoort. Just a typical New York night!
Svedka vodka donated all of the alcohol, and even created a special drink for the occasion: the aptly named Hospitalitini.
Special thanks to our sponsors: 5 Star Furniture, Appian Textiles/Tiger Imports, Dedon, Fabric Innovations, Koroseal, Lusive Decor, Mason Contract Products, Tucci, and Valley Forge Fabrics.
The fabulous panelists: Mark Birnbaum, EMM Group; Celeste Fierro, One Group; and Lionel Ohayon, ICRAVE.
Look for more photos on www.hospitalitydesign.com next week.