Formerly the Desmond Tutu Center, the 60-room High Line Hotel opened last year in Chelsea. Its grand Hoffman Hall offers more than 8,000 square feet of event space spread over several rooms, many with views of the High Line park. Individual spaces include the Refectory, which features soaring ceilings, wood paneling, and stained-glass windows. It holds 400 for receptions or 250 for banquets. Meeting rooms and prefunction space were created from a century-old gymnasium with original maple hardwood floors. Three small meeting rooms can function as 20-person boardrooms, private dining space, or breakout rooms. The hotel has a full kitchen and catering capabilities as well as audiovisual equipment including a projector, screen, and microphones.
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