Virtuoso, the world’s number one travel network, was looking to upgrade its offices and expand into a new amazing office space.
What made their requirement so unique? For those who are passionate about travel, they understand that Virtuoso’s network of advisors and suppliers allow their clients to have the most personalized, VIP-style travel experience. The challenge was finding and designing a space that captured that sentiment.
Its prior offices at 747 Third was beautifully designedl. However, their lease was coming due and it did not prepare them for any growth. As a lifestyle company, they wanted their new office space to appropriately promote their brand.
Virtuoso retained the services of Daniel Hassett of Summit RE Partners to the task of finding a new location. Summit, being a design focused commercial real estate firm, understood Virtuoso being a lifestyle brand, they needed an amazing office space that was both special and inspiring.
As they searched for properties, Summit and Virtuoso looked at each property with a discerning eye. Many locations were considered. However, they agreed that the area of the reception on the 34th floor of 220 East 42nd Street, would be great for having an entertainment and lounging area. The open galley pantry would be placed directly adjacent to the reception as opposed to being tucked in the back.
Formerly the Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd Street is art deco building with an iconic lobby. For indiviudals entering the lobby, the massive landmarked globe immediately inspires and excites those with an inborn desire to explore and travel.
Built in 1930, the building was the headquarters for the Daily News for 65 years. The building holds the record for housing the world’s largest indoor globe.
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