By Terry Trucco
Election night 2016 was full of surprises, but not from the standpoint of anyone familiar with New York City hotels. Donald Trump’s post-election festivities unfurled in a ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown, a go-to venue for big-ticket political events (the 53-year-old hotel boasts that it’s hosted every U.S. president since JFK).
And while Hillary Clinton chose the cavernous Jacob Javits Convention Center for her election night headquarters, we don’t know of any New York hotels with sprawling glass ceilings. (Clinton watched the election results from a suite at the plush Peninsula Hotel, which happens to be situated across the street from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, coincidentally or not.)
But Tuesday was another day. And in a surprising move, the Clinton campaign selected the 6,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom at The New Yorker hotel as the setting for their candidate’s eloquent concession speech. (more…)