Virtuoso, the world’s number one travel network, was looking to upgrade its office space in New York City and expand into a new amazing office.
What made their office space search 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 an office space that captured that sentiment.
Its prior offices at 747 Third was beautifully designed. 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.
The office space search in Grand Central neighborhood was narrowed down from an initial set of 150 buildings based on size and location. From their, the office space search was narrowed down even further based on host of other parameters such as price, landlord and uniqueness. As they searched for properties to lease, Virtuoso looked at each property with a discerning eye. Many locations were considered. However, they finally came upon the very unique the 34th floor at 220 East 42nd Street, which would be great for entertaining. This office space has a dramatic terrace for hosting events and the open galley pantry would be placed directly adjacent to the reception as an additional way to entertain.
Formerly the Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd Street is art deco New York City office building with an iconic lobby. Upon entering the lobby, you will be immediately blown away by the massive landmarked globe that 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.
Today the building is home to a host of companies who were searching for space near Grand Central but were looking to pay a little less for being between Second and Third Avenue. Today the building services many NGO’s, law firms, agencies and other professional service firms.