Desmond Tutu Conference Center

Desmond Tutu Accommodations & Conference Center - New York

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Manhattan's Most Exciting New Destination!

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The Desmond Tutu Conference Center is a unique new address for business in New York City. This innovative conference center offers an experience better than any hotel in New York City. It combines charming 19th-century Gothic architecture with sophisticated 21st-century comforts. The conference center features more than 8,000 square feet of multifunctional meeting space, including the spectacular Refectory, plus high-tech capabilities and a support staff dedicated to your success. Please view our New York meeting space. The result is an unsurpassed meeting place in Manhattan. Our New York Conference Center is ideally located in Manhattan.

Beautifully restored historic guest rooms and a park-like setting create a refreshing retreat that surpass any hotel experience New York can offer. Located in the heart of the New York City's vibrant Chelsea neighborhood and with-in walking distance of The High Line Park, Chelsea Market, Chelsea Pier and The Meatpacking District. View our New York City accommodations. We also offer excellent social event facilities. Please view our New York banquet hall

The Center is named in honor of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a tireless activist for peace and social justice, who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Magubela Prize for Liberty and the Gandhi Peace Prize.

Surrounded by a park-like setting, the Center is convenient to the city’s business centers and attractions, including the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea Piers, Herald Square and the Theatre District. Numerous restaurants, galleries and shops are within walking distance.

 

 

New York City Accommodations

Accomodation & Guest room Facilities in New York City

Offering extraordinary accommodations, the Center’s guest rooms feature a beautiful South African decor. No two rooms are exactly alike, which provides a unique experience for our guests.

  • 60 beautifully restored historic guest rooms with amenities that are equal to any New York City hotel.
  • Custom-designed furniture, including work desk.
  • Flat-panel TV, complimentary wireless Internet access, phones with voice mail.
  • Additional guest amenities including in-room tea/coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, in-room safes, laundry and dry cleaning services.
  • Green initiatives include:
  • Geothermal system that has decreased the conference center's carbon footprint by 1,400 tons a year.
  • All cleaning is done with eco-friendly cleaning products.
  • Bathroom amenities are eco-friendly products that are packaged in bio-degradable cartons and are cruelty free.
  • Charming Chelsea neighborhood convenient to business centers and city attractions; walking distance to restaurants, galleries and shopping.

 

 

Welcome to the Desmond tutu center

 

Manhattan's Most Exciting New Destination!

The Desmond Tutu Conference Center is a unique new address for business in New York City. This innovative conference center offers an experience better than any hotel in New York City. It combines charming 19th-century Gothic architecture with sophisticated 21st-century comforts. The conference center features more than 8,000 square feet of multifunctional meeting space , including the spectacular Refectory, plus high-tech capabilities and a support staff dedicated to your success. The result is an unsurpassed meeting place in Manhattan, convenient to the city’s business centers and attractions, including the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea Piers, Herald Square and the Theatre District.

 

Located in the heart of the New York City's vibrant Chelsea neighborhood and with-in walking distance of The High Line Park, Chelsea Market, Chelsea Pier and The Meatpacking District. We also offer excellent social event facilities.

The Center is named in honor of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a tireless activist for peace and social justice, who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Magubela Prize for Liberty and the Gandhi Peace Prize.

 

 

Weddings & Social Events

Wedding, Reception, Fundraising and Banquet Hall Facilities

Celebrate your wedding day in Manhattan and welcome your guests at this charming landmark building in Chelsea. The Center features historic 19th-century Gothic architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds, creating one of the most memorable wedding reception locations in New York City.

At The Desmond Tutu Center, you and your guests will enjoy:

  • Spectacular locations on property: the indoor venue seating for 150 guests with dancing, outdoor gardens for cocktail receptions and ceremonies
  • A unique setting in New York City with a historic Ballroom and manicured gardens
  • Extensive and sophisticated catering menus featuring exquisite cuisine
  • Team of hospitality professionals to make your day as unique and customized as you wish

Planning a Wedding?

Contact our sales professionals at 646-717-9715 or sales@tutucenter.org


Multifunctional Corporate Event Space in New York City

Surrounded by a block of landscaped grounds, this historic building is one of the city’s most distinctive choices for special occasions. Newly renovated with luxurious comforts and high-tech capabilities, this elegant venue creates an unforgettable backdrop for your business and social events. Let us help you plan your celebration in Chelsea!

  • A variety of beautiful gathering areas, including the impressive Refectory, plus outdoor venues for seasonal events, spring through fall
  • Custom catering and creative themed parties
  • Professional event planners and coordinators offering complete planning services
  • Excellent conference facilities
  • Convenient Manhattan location

Planning a special event?

Contact our sales office at 646-717-9715 or sales@tutucenter.org

 

 

Dining

In the Center’s dining room, our culinary team presents flavorful selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our seasonally inspired menus always feature the freshest local ingredients and delicious, healthful choices.

Located in the charming and convenient Manhattan Chelsea neighborhood in New York City, the Center is a wonderful venue for banquets, parties and wedding receptions. For these special occasions, indoor and outdoor venues are available for up to 150 guests. Choose the historic Refectory for your gathering or plan a seasonal event on the outdoor courtyard. You and your guests will be impressed with the Center’s style and attention to detail. Custom catering is available for every event.

Please note that we offer excellent facilities for social occasions.

 

 

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