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Westin NY Grand Central Introduces First Tangent™ at Westin in Manhattan

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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The Westin New York Grand Central Hotel is now the first and only Manhattan hotel to offer the innovative new Tangent™ at Westin workspace concept, a meeting room and temporary day office space designed for business travelers, start-ups and small businesses to work efficiently and comfortably by the hour when in New York City. Modeled to support today’s mobile traveler and businesses that may need a functional meeting space for a few hours or a day, Tangent™ at Westin is an interconnected private workspace that features media:scape by Steelcase technology, video conferencing, seamless connectivity and collaboration areas.

NYC’s first Tangent continues the Westin Well-Being Movement, a recently launched global initiative dedicated to inspiring guests to discover new approaches to well-being. “One of Westin’s six pillars of well-being is Work Well,” said Maureen O’Brien, Director of Sales & Marketing. “We’re excited to bring Tangent to New York City and help business travelers, tech start-ups and small businesses collaborate in a convenient, innovative way.”

An ideal central location for meetings in Manhattan, The Westin New York Grand Central Hotel has close proximity to major New York City transportation hubs including Grand Central Terminal and the Midtown Tunnel. Tangent™ at Westin private day office is available for small impromptu meetings or temporary day office space and can be booked at a moment’s notice, starting at $75 per hour.

“New York City has become a prime destination for meeting spaces on-the-go. As the only Tangent™ at Westin here, we now offer executives a high-tech, comfortable place for client meetings or a day office,” O’Brien said. “Whether you’re booking Tangent for an hour or a day, our pricing is very competitive and affordable, especially because of the complimentary IT access included in the rate.”

The new flexible workspace reinvents the small meetings model and has proven highly successful – receiving rave reviews and high usage from both guests and businesses in pilot hotel locations. Westin introduced the revolutionary concept in 2013 and recently announced the global rollout of the successful program to more than 40 hotels worldwide.

The Westin New York Grand Central offers the 170 sq. ft. Tangent™ at Westin for small groups up to four people, with features including:
• Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access
• media:scape by Steelcase® technology that allows participants to access and share digital information quickly and seamlessly
• Available video conferencing at a four-person seated workspace
• HD LCD television, a printer and a sound system
• Floor-to-ceiling white boards and fully stocked office supplies
• Light refreshments at no additional cost
• Versatile outlets positioned throughout the workspace, allowing devices to power up regardless of location
• Privacy for groups of up to four people to have group meetings, calls or teleconferences

Quick, impromptu online bookings from anywhere can be made by visiting: www.westinnewyorkgrandcentral.com/tangent-at-westin. For more information about The Westin New York Grand Central, check the website at www.WestinNewYorkGrandCentral.com or call 212-490-8900.

About The Westin New York Grand Central
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the new Westin New York Grand Central opened in October 2012 after a $75 million complete renovation to reveal a modern design and signature Westin amenities. The hotel features 774 spacious guest rooms and suites, a 3,000 square-foot WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio and THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, the first bar and food concept from nightlife leader Gerber Group in a Westin property. For events, the hotel offers 15,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting space including the brand new Madison Ballroom, all with open room design and state-of-the-art technology. The hotel is ideally situated just two blocks from Grand Central and steps from landmarks including the Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center. Follow the hotel on Twitter @WestinGrandCtrl and Facebook at Westin New York Grand Central.

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