WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The landmark Hotel Thayer at West Point is
becoming increasingly popular as a meetings and events venue since
it reopened last fall, hotel officials said.
Built in 1926, the 159-room Thayer reopened last October
following an extensive $26 million renovation by its owners, the
Hudson River Partners, a group of alumni from the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point.
Future plans call for an additional conference and meeting wing
with 128 rooms, conference facilities, a ballroom, a restaurant and
a fitness center.
Construction is scheduled to begin later this year and to be
completed by fall 2001 at a cost of approximately $27 million.
The Thayer, named for Col. Sylvanius Thayer, superintendent of
the academy from 1817 to 1833, was formerly the West Point Hotel.
It's managed by Fisher Hotels Group, which has offices in West
Orange, N.J., and Boston.
"I think today's meeting planners are looking for a unique
setting for their business meetings and events, and a historical
hotel like the Thayer offers them that old-world charm but with all
the modern amenities," said Don Sagaria, principal and partner of
"Plus, we're right in the heart of the Hudson Valley, with so
many major attractions like historical sites, golf courses, skiing,
shopping and other recreation," Sagaria said.
Companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 firms
throughout the New York metropolitan area have booked the Thayer
for corporate retreats, sales training, long-range business
planning, management seminars and focus groups, said Sagaria.
The Thayer's Complete Meeting package features a professional
conference planner, audiovisual equipment, American buffet
breakfast, refreshment breaks, buffet lunch and overnight
During the first quarter of 2000, the Thayer is offering a
special package that includes a free overnight stay for site visits
by meeting planners and a free cocktail reception on the evening
meeting attendees arrive.
Phone: (800) 247-5047