Spotlight on... New York City Incentive Travel

12 December 2017

There's nowhere in the world like New York City. The Big Apple has a unique, undeniable energy that is all its own, along with some of the world’s most iconic sights, incredible shopping, world-class sports and entertainment venues, and unreal restaurants and bars. New York City is perfect for incentive travel – a welcoming, inspiring city with big experiences waiting around every corner.

With so much on offer it can be hard to know where to start with New York City incentives. Read on as we shine our spotlight on the City that Never Sleeps…

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Most UK incentive travel visitors to New York City fly Heathrow—JFK. The route is incredibly well served, with British Airways, Kuwait Airlines, Iberia and Virgin Atlantic all flying direct, and flights taking a little over 8hrs.

Once you're in New York City transport is easy – hire cars from the airport, hail cabs, or pre-book transport with your group’s hotel.

Where to Go & What to Do

From laid-back Washington Park and the West Village to buzzing Brooklyn, the lights and noise of Times Square or the quiet of a privately chartered sail boat, New York City offers a huge range of experiences.

Our favourite activities for New York City incentive travel visitors include:

  • See the Sights: New York City is packed with iconic sights. Go up the Empire State Building, see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in style aboard a tall ship (complete with champagne brunch or a live jazz band), hire bikes or horse-drawn carriages in Central Park, and explore the High Line Garden.
  • Nightlife & Entertainment: Madison Square Garden offers the hottest tickets in town for music, sports and entertainment. Buy your group tickets to a Broadway show, take in the Apollo Theatre's heavy-hitting schedule of music and comedy, or dive into the spirit of New York with cocktails and jazz at the Lincoln Center.
  • Catch a Game (or Play One): Soak up the buzz and energy of the Mets or Yankees at home, catch a basketball game or bag tickets to see the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Garden. Test your group on challenging, world-class golf courses like the Black Course at Bethpage State Park (host of two Opens, and set to host the 2019 PGA Championship) and Van Cortlandt in the Bronx.

Restaurants & Bars

Manhattan’s three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park recently took #1 in the 2017 ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list. Other incredible restaurants include Joël Robuchon's return to NYC at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Le Coucou (as featured in our recent list of the hottest restaurants in the world for 2018) and Don Angie on Greenwich Avenue.

We like the rooftop Salon de Ning bar at The Peninsula New York – or opt for Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square for Empire State Building views, a mini putting green and cocktails. In colder months treat your group to drinks at Trinity Place – an unreal restaurant and bar set in a Wall Street bank vault, and a highlight of New York City incentive travel.


New York City hotels range from innovative new AirBnB-beaters to historic NYC institutions. New York City incentive travel planners should feel like kids in a candy shop. Our picks include:

  • The Marlton: This affordable, compact and well-located hotel sits on West 8th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Inside it’s all retro espresso bars, comfy sofas and cocktails in summer or open fires in winter. Hard to beat at this price point.
  • AKA Wall Street: Luxury apartments just off Wall Street, close to One World Trade Centre and Battery Park. Enjoy individually stocked apartment fridges, a private rooftop terrace, gym, and resident services that can book everything from dance lessons to city tours by powerboat at a moment’s notice.
  • The Sherry-Netherland: You might struggle with sign off, but we couldn’t talk New York hotels and not mention this legendary, extravagant boutique hotel. Trip Advisor’s Best Hotel in the USA last year also boasts an unbelievable Central Park-side location.

Talk to Us About New York City Incentive Travel Now

We would love to talk to you about creating the jaw-dropping, game-changing New York City incentive that you need to drive results or celebrate big wins.

Get in touch now via the Contact page or call 0161 498 3311 to talk to us.