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October 12, 2016

Ink48 in New York to Offer New Meetings Amenities Through New Partnerships




Helvetica Boardroom Ink48
The Helvetica at Ink48 // Photo by Ink48

Ink48, Kimpton's destination lifestyle hotel in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, has recently entered two new partnerships to offer meeting guests new amenities on site. Together with the Manhattan Graphic Center and the Shinnyo Center, Ink48 is redesigning the classic board room meeting to provide attendees new ways to revitalize their thoughts while working.

Through a partnership with the Shinnyo Center, meeting attendees at Ink48 can now experience Guided Meditations, Jazz Meditations and Health and Wellness Tips to keep focused during long meetings and work days. Through guided meditation, participants will explore themes involving cultivating compassion, gratitude and maintaining mindfulness among others with the assistance of an experienced meditation guide. The Jazz Meditation experience allows guests to enjoy a live music performance that will serve as the center of the meditation practice, also lead by an experienced guide. The health and wellness tips and menu counseling explore how people are influenced in their food choices and how self-regulation (or lack of) can be influenced by marketing and society. The meeting break aims at fostering discussion on how people can improve nutrition and wellbeing despite a hectic work schedule. 

Courier Boardroom Ink48
Courier Boardroom // Photo by Ink48

A Shinnyo nutritionist can be brought in to create a personalized menu for the health and wellness meeting, and can be booked with any of the meditation choices as well. Rates for the menu consultation start at $100. Rates for guided meditation begin at $20 per person, jazz meditation at $40 per person and $35 per person for health and wellness tips and the menu counsel. All amenities require a 15 person minimum.

Through the partnership with the Manhattan Graphics Center, meeting planners can now include a meeting breakout session at Ink48 where participants will be introduced to the art of printmaking. A working artist from the Manhattan Graphics Center will lead a printmaking demonstration and provide a hands-on experience for meeting attendees using a portable printing press. Print styles taught will range from intaglio (or etching) to relief painting (like wood and linocut) to silk-screening. The breakout meetings will also discuss insider tips in addition to a variety of printmaking techniques, as well as the artist’s personal backgrounds in the industry. For an added experience, Ink48 can also arrange for meetings and groups to head to the Manhattan Graphics Center to explore the current exhibits within the gallery.

Garamond Classroom Ink48
 The Garamond Classroom // Photo by Ink48

The Manhattan Graphics Center experience must be booked at least two weeks in advance, with a maximum of 10 people per session. Rates start at $400 per session.

Ink48 also offers meting organizers the option of adding Relaxation Stations to meeting events. Amenities of the Relaxation Stations include temple and scalp massages to relieve headache tension and stress associated with squinting at screens; a 10-20 minute chair massage designed at addressing “tech neck” to help reduce pain from cradling phones and poor computer posture; and hand reflexology to fight pain from texting and typing, among other services.  For pricing and scheduling call 866-867-3529.

Ink48 offers three flexible meeting spaces – Courier, Garamond and Helvetica – named after the property’s printing factory past. The property also offers a penthouse, Heaven over Hell, with a 2,000 square foot outdoor rooftop terrace, Halo, available for meetings as well. In total, the property offers over 6,000 square feet of diverse meeting space. 

Visit www.ink48.com for more


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