SOURCE: Frames Bowling Lounge NYC

Frames Bowling Lounge NYC

December 12, 2013 11:37 ET

More Companies Are Planning January Holiday Parties This Year at Frames Bowling Lounge

December seems to be the best time to host that end-of-year Holiday Party, reward your staff and pat your coworkers on the back for a job well done. Or is it?

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 12, 2013) - Many companies are alternatively opting for a January Holiday party this year. Prices at venues are more affordable, and prime dates and times more readily available. Couldn't get that 6-9pm time slot on Dec 16th? Try requesting Jan 16th, and see how fast the venue not only books your reservation, but also goes out of their way to accommodate your guests' special needs. Need a specific DJ? Have a gluten-free guest? Want a bottle of Ace of Spades delivered to the boss exactly half an hour after you've been seated? All possible; but more likely to be executed to perfection when the house is not overwhelmed.

The holiday season feels very short this year. With Dec 25th falling out on a Wed, consumers will start leaving town to visit family or seek vacation time by the 19th. Both retailers and restaurant venues are left scrambling to please both loyal and new customers; catering all these high profile events taking place in the 3 activity-packed weeks before Christmas.

Frames Bowling Lounge, a plush bowling & billiards venue in midtown that caters to high profile corporate clients year round, operates with a packed house during December. Parties are at such high demand during the holiday season, the sales team has to beg clients to please go back to their planning committees and request 3-4 dates and times they can potentially work with. Event planners for JP Morgan, HBO, Revlon, LVMH and Barclays start calling in August to secure prime spots and times for their upscale clients, in fear of being turned away and having to choose alternate dates or times.

Since the venue can host up to 700 guests at a time and offer more than just champagne welcome drinks, open bar service and culinary cuisine, it really appeals to large companies that look to bond with team members and delight clients. The option of having built-in entertainment while still enjoying fine dining and great cocktails laneside, really makes companies wonder why anyone would opt for the run-of-the-mill office party at a restaurant bar.

Frames offers spacious lounge areas with plush leather seating, a dance lounge, a billiards lounge and 26 sleek bowling lanes. They also feature 2 full-service bars and a superbly efficient management staff. Servers are trained to operate like clockwork during the busy season, with high lane turnover to welcome new guests every 2 hours.

So, in case your company likes to plan last minute, or the event planners just haven't been able to secure a prime December date, remember that January holiday parties are now tres chic.

Merry Christmas.

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