For the Travel Trade + Travel Press
What Makes Lower Manhattan Unique
Lower Manhattan is… where US history began.
Lower Manhattan is… walkable from the Hudson River to the East River.
Lower Manhattan is… 20 minutes from Broadway and Brooklyn.
Lower Manhattan is… packed with main attractions like Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, the 9/11 Museum and more.
For travel trade and meetings professional looking for the perfect spot to base an NYC stay, Lower Manhattan is perfect for the FIT tourist, the group booking, the incentive offer, the business trip, the custom luxury trip and the affordable city break in the heart of the city’s most vibrant neighborhood.
Your Travel Trade Toolkit
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About the Downtown Alliance
The mission of the Alliance for Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents and visitors.
The Downtown Alliance manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID), serving an area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street. As a BID, we provide the following:
- Supplemental security and sanitation
- Free transportation in Lower Manhattan
- Streetscape and design services
- Economic development advocacy
- Comprehensive research about Lower Manhattan
- Marketing and communication
- Special event programming
How To Work With the Downtown Alliance
Connections: The Downtown Alliance can connect you to tourism and hospitality businesses in Lower Manhattan, including hotels, restaurants, bars, museums, performance spaces and world-class attractions.
Content: We can provide you with copy, images, maps, brochures and other types of content.
Communications: We provide travel press with curated trip itineraries and ideas for any demographic, plus we host FAM (familiarization) trips and press trips for journalists and influencers.
Meetings and Event Spaces
Interested in hosting events downtown? Lower Manhattan is home to world-class hotels, dedicated event spaces and one-of-a-kind icons all ready to host your event. Think Four Seasons, Cipriani, The Beekman and Convene. Offbeat locations include several former bank vaults, the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and 101 floors above the city at the One World Observatory.
Maps and Materials
Reach out to [email protected] for bulk orders of maps and other materials.