by Michaela Christensen | July 01, 2017

Meeting Hotels: Major meeting properties in the heart of Manhattan include the 1,981-room New York Hilton--Midtown, 1,946-room New York Marriott Marquis, 1,781-room Sheraton New York Hotel, 1,413-room Waldorf Astoria, 1,311-room Grand Hyatt New York, 1,015-room Roosevelt Hotel and 873-room Westin New York at Times Square.

To find and compare hotels, and send RFPs, visit mcvenues.com.

Convention Center:
 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; exhibit space, approximately 840,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 102; (212) 216-2000

Airport Transit: John F. Kennedy International Airport, 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Transfer cost by taxi, $52.50 plus tolls

LaGuardia Airport, about eight miles from Midtown Manhattan. Transfer cost by taxi, $29-$37 plus tolls

Newark Liberty International Airport, 16 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Transfer cost by taxi, $50 to $75 plus tolls

Taxes: Room tax, 5.875% plus $3.50 per room, per night; sales tax, 8.875%; total tax on hotel rooms, 14.75% plus $3.50 per room, per night

Group Venue: In the 19th century, The Foundry was a working factory. Today, the historic building in Long Island City, Queens, is a stunning event venue featuring brick walls, wood beams, ivy, skylight windows and a hard-to-beat view of Manhattan's skyline. The venue includes the main space, comprised of the ground floor and mezzanine. The Courtyard, the Terrace, the Greenhouse, the Albra Room and the Pool Room also can be rented for special events. Up to 180 guests can be accommodated for a cocktail reception or 165 for a private dinner in the Courtyard. (718) 786-7776

Contact: NYC & Company, (212) 484-1200;