New York City has spectacular entertainment attractions for visitors, including 37 Broadway theaters, dozens of off-Broadway shows, thousands of restaurants, countless shopping options, and world-famous culture and sightseeing attractions. There are more than 60,000 guest rooms in properties ranging from intimate boutique hotels to large hotels with conference facilities, fitness centers, and in-room business services. The city's hotels have invested in renovation programs, ensuring that accommodations, services, and technology are second to none. New York's calendar of events is filled with year-round, star-studded concerts, festivals, parades, and annual sporting events such as the U.S. Tennis Open. The NYCVB has designated a special department--Conference Express--to assist event planners with small meetings needing 75 or less guest rooms.

FAST FACTS New York Convention & Visitors Bureau 810 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 484-1200

Fax: (212) 246-6310

Web: www.nycvisit.com

President and CEO: Fran Reiter

Corporate Sales Manager:

Elizabeth Santos

Location and Transportation: JFK International, LaGuardia, and Newark International airports are 12, 8, and 22 miles from the city center. The city is served by all major airlines.

Hotels and Meeting Venues:There are 353 hotels, with a total of 60,133 guest rooms. The total tax on hotel rooms is 13.25 percent. The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center has 1.8 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 100 meeting rooms.

Recreation:In-line skating, walking tours, golf, ice skating, and boating are some of the many recreational activities. New York's professional sports teams include the NY Knicks (basketball), NY Giants and NY Jets (football), and NY Yankees and NY Mets (baseball).

Climate:New York City enjoys seasonal temperatures in winter of 20 to 40 degrees; in summer, 65 to 95 degrees. Spring and fall temperatures range from the high 30s to the low 70s.

Seasons: September through December is peak season and April through June is value season. Low season is January through March, as well as July and August.