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New York State of Mind

Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Events

Some of the great philosophers of our time have espoused the glory of New York City. “It’s been waiting for you,” Taylor Swift tells us. It’s known, despite serious grammar issues, as “the concrete jungle where dreams are made of,” and ubiquitously decreed:“If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere,” thanks to Beyoncé’s husband/Alicia Keys and Frank Sinatra, respectively. Who am I to argue with that?


A packed house at CitySCENE: New York. Photo by Brennan McKissick

And New York truly is that great as evidenced last night during our CitySCENE: New York networking event at the High Line Hotel, where some of the most talented and ambitious in the industry came out to mingle with their peers. These movers and shakers made the UN General Assembly seem like amateur hour. (Sorry, Obama, Putin, and Castro).


The Refectory at the High Line Hotel

Of course, the Roman and Williams-designed boutique property, a former 19th-century seminary, wasn’t lacking in design details either. Attendees gathered in the 3,300-square foot Refectory and were greeted by original stained-glass windows, opulent fireplaces, pine flooring, and ornate chandeliers.

This is one of our biggest CitySCENE events and last night was no exception. Thanks again to our sponsors for making it all possible: Bernhardt Hospitality, Durkan, Fabric Innovations, Fairmont Designs, Global Allies, HG Arts, Kravet Contract, RH Contract, Robert Allen Contract, Shaw Hospitality Group, Shelby Williams, and Symmons.

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