November 14th, 2018

Meet Me in NYC: Hospitality Management Field Trip


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The first CIA BS in Hospitality Management Class of ’21

Carrie Bradshaw once said, “New York is not a city, it’s a world.”

I had the incredible opportunity to take on the Big Apple with my hospitality management class. A rainy Monday didn’t stop us from getting on the ride that would take us to our anticipated adventure.

The Itinerary:

Morgan Stanley Headquarters

Morgan Stanley is an investment bank in New York City. During this tour, we were able to observe how Restaurant Associates operates in this facility by providing their client with sustainable, well-prepared, and healthy culinary choices.

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CxRA: Lincoln Center & David H. Koch Theater

CxRA (Catering by Restaurant Associates) hosts many distinguished events at a variety of event spaces, including Lincoln Center and the David H. Koch Theater. They have worked with clients like the cast of Harry Potter, and they offer the perfect location for weddings, meetings, and special events. We were present during the setting up of two grand events.

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As we walked down to the main floor, we were immediately transported to a warm and enchanting scene. This particular setup was for Juilliard, and it was beautifully adorned with floral centerpieces and soaring trees with colorful leaves of amber orange, ravishing buttery yellow, and rich burgundy red. It was all blissfully coming together.

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Marriott Marquis Hotel

The hotel is located across the famed Times Square, where the bright lights will put you under a spell of love, experience, and enchantment. It features an exceptional revolving restaurant on the 48th floor with alluring floor-to-ceiling windows and unforgettable views! The Marquis is recognized for hosting the Grammys After Party and for being the ideal spot for New Year’s Eve.

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This trip was the ideal opportunity to learn about the vast career options through hospitality management. Just like the concrete jungle, our class is fierce and tenacious, and like the city skyline lights at night, we are bright individuals who are creative, ambitious, passionate, and devoted. Like New York, we too are unforgettable.

By Alessandra Sarria