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Tarrytown House Estate And Conference Center Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration With Special Promotion For Meetings

10% Discount Offered for Complete Meeting Packages

As Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center, by Destination Hotels and Resorts, continues its year-long celebration of its 50 th anniversary as the nation's first conference center, it announced recently a special promotion enticing companies to host their next meeting at the Estate. . Book your organization's next meeting at the Tarrytown House and you will receive 10 percent off your master bill.

This promotion will apply to all meetings contracted by August 31, 2014 with arrival prior to December 15, 2014 with at least 20 Complete Meeting Package room nights.

"This is our way of saying thank you to our loyal clients as we celebrate a wonderful milestone this year," said Jamieson Asselta, director of Sales and Marketing. "With 30,000 sq. ft. of IACC-certified meeting space, 30 meeting rooms, a dedicated conference planner, a collection of value-rich meeting packages, the latest technology and contemporary facilities, we want executives to know that we can take care of all of their meeting needs."

Over the last 50 years, the conference center has remained focused on hosting high level executive meetings, trainings and conferences. In sharing the conference center's 50th anniversary with guests, the Estate is offering the other following promotions through the end of the year:

  • 50th Anniversary CMP Dinner Menu. This specialized dinner menu is available for purchase for just $50 for conference attendees utilizing the Complete Meeting Package. The seasonal menu can be used for a minimum of 20 attendees for a 90-minute event.
  • The Remembering 1964 Package offers guests an opportunity to revisit the food that made the era so popular. This package includes overnight Deluxe or King House guest room, breakfast for two in Winter Palace, and a 1964 dining experience in Cellar 49 inspired by the likes of Julia Child, Graham Kerr, Craig Claiborne and the 1964 World's Fair.  This package starts at $269 per night (excludes alcoholic beverages). Reservations are required.
  • The extravagant 1964 Package includes a two-night stay in a King Mansion  balcony or sun deck room, customized amenity upon arrival, breakfast for two in the Winter Palace, and a customized dining experience through private use of Cellar 49's Wine Vault. This private meal paired with Cellar 49's finest wines, will include a five-course dinner menu tailored to your liking after consultation with the Cellar 49 Chef.  Cellar 49, which served as Mary Duke Biddle's cellar during her residence, is located on the lower floor of the historic Biddle Mansion and offers a variety of dishes that highlight a modern twist on classic tavern fare.  This memorable experience is priced at $1,964 to commemorate the property's first year as a conference center. Reservations are required.

In 1964, Tarrytown House Estate became the nation's first conference center.  Described in a New York Times article that year as a "campus for hire," the Estate has played host to thousands of businesses, organizations and educational institutions over the past 50 years and has paved the way for the growth of the conference center industry.

The property was acquired in 1964 by Robert Schwartz, a visionary and journalist who had served at one time as New York bureau chief for Time Magazine. Schwartz realized that corporate America needed a new type of lodging facility designed exclusively for business meetings and with that he set about the task of creating the nation's first executive conference center.  Schwartz' passed away in 2013 but his mantra from 1964 remains as relevant today as it was 50 years ago, "We wish all who come here to leave with a better and fuller sense of themselves and of their organization."

In 2006, the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) issued an official proclamation certifying Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center as the Nation's First Conference Center. IACC has recognized the critical role the property has had in the creation of the Conference Center concept which now represents over 350 IACC properties worldwide.

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