A luxury MGM property in Springfield, MA

MGM Springfield, Springfield, MA 

MGM Springfield MA

MGM Springfield MA

Who would have thought… a luxury MGM property in Springfield, MA (of all places). Part of a major restoration of this industrial city a few hours west of Boston, the resort covers three city blocks and combines new construction with revived historic buildings, offering more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and dining, a luxury cinema, 10 bowling lanes and an outdoor plaza with year-round events, local art displays and performers.

https://www.mgmspringfield.com

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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NEW YORK The Times Square EDITION

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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28 Boutique Hotels in the US, Canada and Europe

300+ Full-Service Properties As Part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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Our W Hotel Downtown room looked out over the new Freedom Tower and we were walking distance from all of Lower Manhattan, Wall St,

The W New York – Downtown www.wnewyorkdowntown.com/

The W New York – Downtown

I will not go into the details as to why, as a teenager, I would often sit on my roof and watch, in the distance, the construction progress of the Twin Towers, but in summary, it was a great place to get away. Anyway… so much has happened.

Our W Hotel Downtown room looked out over the new Freedom Tower and we were walking distance from all of Lower Manhattan… Battery Park, Wall Street, and all of that other “stuff” way down there that at some point in business (or life) you want to be near. The 217-room W (and because it’s a W you know it sets a certain standard), offers 2000 square feet of venue space. Consider it.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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186-room “cool” hotel, with views of the Hudson and lower Manhattan has 5,500 sq feet of meeting space

The Gansevoort Meatpacking District www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com/hotels/gansevoort-meatpacking-nyc/

The Gansevoort Meatpacking District

“When I was a boy”, there were only two reasons to go to the Meatpacking district. If you went there during the day it was because you were a blue collar worker who still had a job in one of the not yet abandoned warehouses, or you went there at night to get into trouble. But now… it’s really cool. Go figure.

Opened “way back” in 2004 (wasn’t that yesterday?) this 186-room “cool” hotel, with views of the Hudson and lower Manhattan has 5,500 square feet of meeting space, a rooftop pool and a spa. Plus you have easy access to High Line Park, Chelsea, the West Village and… (this is very, very important to me), easy access to a variety of excellent lattes. If I had a “trendy” group that wanted to be in that part of town, I would always add it to my consideration set.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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Recently opened 189-room boutique on Park Avenue South and East 30th - NY

MONDRIAN HOTEL NYC FOR GROUPS, MEETINGS, EVENTS, NEW YORK

The Mondrian (Park Avenue South) www.morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-park-avenue

Morgans Hotels (The SBE Hotel Group) started this hotel design as experience thing way back, and now trendy seems normal. So yes, this recently opened 189-room boutique on Park Avenue South and East 30th (NoMad – a few blocks from the Empire State Building) has that design thing going for it. But far more than that, the staff was really terrific. Super friendly, outgoing, helpful, and all of that “stuff” that I prize (and remember) far more than weird lobby furniture. Not that theirs is particularly weird… but you know what I mean.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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if you want to be across the street from the Museum of Natural History and 1/2 block from the Park

The Excelsior New York (upper west side) www.excelsiorhotelny.com

excelsior hotel in nyc for mee

My caveat… I did not get a site tour or see meeting space (although they have some)… so I can neither confirm nor deny that I would recommend them for a small meeting, BUT… I can say that if you are in NYC and want to be across the street from the Museum of Natural History and half a block from the Park… and you want friendly, personal service and clean-well-appointed rooms at a reasonable price (for New York), then at least check it out next time you are headed that way. No, they did not pay me to say this or give me a special rate. They did not know how important I am. 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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2 miles from The Orvis School (great for team building), Manchester, VT

Equinox

OK, breaking my own rule again (I have a custom-made T-shirt that says “All Rules Are Made-Up”) in that the shooting range at the Equinox is actually two miles from the property at the Orvis School (has fish too). Since it’s my blog and the Equinox is a cool place, I can do whatever I want (freedom being just another word for nothing left to lose).

One of the reasons I like the Equinox is that their concierge, Richard Hom, not only sent me info on the Clay Shooting opportunities at the school (and yes, your group can do their thing there), but he also sent me this note…

“Personal Story:  My favorite Summer Activity – Sporting Clays Shooting with Orvis endorsed guide, Peter Kutzer.  Standing 6’8”, Pete is a pretty imposing figure, a cross between Paul Bunyan and Davy Crockett.  Peter and staff are experts in teaching the finer points of shotgun shooting.  They refer to the English Churchill method, an instinctive approach on how to stand, how to hold your gun, how to pick up the sporting clay and how to deftly shoot the target.  Orvis and the Equinox share history as far back as the 1840’s when Franklin Orvis was the general Manager of the hotel.  Through his guidance the resort grew and added the Equinox Pond, Orvis Inn and countless other guest amenities.  Franklin’s brother, Charles F. Orvis opened a tackle shop in 1856 and the story of fly fishing in the Northeast.  They are now one of the premier fine country outfitters in the world, specializing in fly fishing, hunting and sporting goods.  Their shooting grounds in Vermont are a few miles from the hotel nestled deep into the woods of Manchester, Vermont. In the summer, these Green Mountains are colored with leaves that have filled in nicely on a mixture of elms, birch, oak and maple trees and silhouette the orange clays as they fly through the air.  While shooting can be quite exhilarating, it can also be a Zen-like experience while you’re there; peaceful surrounding, focused breathing, following the clay and gently squeezing the trigger.  I’ve shot occasionally for about 10 years and still get a thrill each time I’m out.”

Now this is WAY more than I asked for, but that is why Richard is a member of Le Clefs d’Or USA. If you need other reasons to like the Equinox…

It’s open year-round, is a member of the Starwood Luxury Collection, has 195 rooms, championship golf, a great Spa, an off-road driving school, a fly-fishing school (and is only a ten-minute walk from the American Museum of Fly-Fishing!), lots of pools, near to skiing and a zillion winter sports, four restaurants, and 18,500 sq. ft. of meeting space.  (The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa)