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Landmark Event Venue Metropolitan Pavilion Expands And Designs New Upscale Special Events Venue 'The Metropolitan Suite'

NEW YORK, NY–Making special events even more memorable, award winning event venue Metropolitan Pavilion is proud to announce the addition of The Metropolitan Suite–a new elegant 8,500 square feet loft-like space, setting the standard for design and understated luxury for special events venues in New York City.

Located centrally in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District in Chelsea at 125 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor, in the same building as Metropolitan Pavilion’s event spaces: North Pavilion and South Pavilion (1st Floor), Gallery (4th Floor), and The Level (5th floor), the new upscale venue combines a total of 55,000 square feet of prime real estate dedicated to special events. Aiming high to meet the needs of event producers, the new venue blends contemporary style, versatility, ecological responsibility and modern venue essentials.

Conceived and designed by Metropolitan Pavilion Events & Production, The Metropolitan Suite’s distinct style offers a unique design perspective from its sister venues–each can be tailored to the specific design requirements for any event. The Metropolitan Suite is easily accessible by a 20-person elevator or the grand staircase that lead to a distinguished lobby in cream tones and mogano porcelain tiles. The main floor space spans an entire street block with an open contiguous floor plan, rich chocolate oak wood floors, contrasting neutral white walls, 15-foot ceilings, and north and south exposures from 10ft high windows. Muted gray and brown tones create a serene and minimalist environment in the restrooms which feature individual floating sink fixtures. 

"When we designed the venue, we wanted to offer a new dimension of experience and taste to complement our suite of upscale venues with design and architectural features not seen in our other event spaces. The new space is still in our desired central location, and with more options available to our clients, we can further cater to meet their needs to help make their event even more memorable."–Shelly Taggar, Vice President of Sales & Creative Services, Metropolitan Pavilion. 

Taking one step further, The Metropolitan Suite incorporates environmentally conscious design elements. Metropolitan Pavilion is committed to sustainable practices and has instituted programs in its everyday operations. 

The Metropolitan Suite features 120-low voltage LED track lighting to reduce energy consumption while able to create flexible mood experiences. The custom-colored chocolate oak wood floors of the main room are made by Junckers, using certified PEFC and FSC raw materials from sustainably harvested forests and produced without the use of insecticides like PCP or laminating adhesives. The tiles of the lobby and restroom areas are made by Emilceramica S.p.A. and are comprised of 100% recycled content that offers a wood like look without felling any trees. The flooring of the kitchen and the back hallway contains patent-pending BioStride by Migrations, which is made with rapidly renewable US-grown plant ingredients, which reduces reliance on petroleum and fossil fuels.

Additional amenities include audio and lighting capabilities, WiFi access, coat check, green room, catering prep facilities, bar service, direct freight elevator access to the ground floor’s all-weather 3-bay loading dock, internal recycling program, and is wheelchair accessible.

The Metropolitan Suite is able to accommodate red carpet galas, media intensive events, cocktail receptions, product launches, trade events, corporate meetings and conferences, among others. For more information, visit 

Alan Boss, Founder of Metropolitan Pavilion, and Shelly Taggar, Vice President of Sales & Creative Services are available for interviews. For media inquiries, contact STATE Public Relations at 646.714.2520, Ryan Urcia at or Kristina Ratliff at 

Metropolitan Pavilion is now accepting booking inquiries. For more information contact Shelly Taggar, Vice President of Sales and Creative Services, at 212.463.0200 Ext.233 or email For more information visit


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Poised in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District of Beaux-Arts architecture on Chelsea’s revered West 18th Street, Metropolitan Pavilion is a reflection of the City’s demand for event venues of size and style. Metropolitan Pavilion blends modern aesthetics in a sleek and harmonious way, meeting dilemmas of space configurations, while preserving intimacy for events of prestige and grandeur. Passing through a marble lobby, Metropolitan Pavilion’s fifth floor, The Level, gracefully adds 9,200 square foot to the 30,000 square feet already encompassed by the North & South Pavilions and the expanded fourth floor, the Gallery. With a combination of unbridled flexibility and style, Metropolitan Pavilion is one of the City’s most versatile and reliable event spaces for red carpet and media intensive events, gala benefits, cocktail receptions, product launches, trade events, corporate meetings and conferences, fashion shows, art shows and media events. For events in need of additional space a passageway connects the Pavilion with The Altman Building next door. Momentous events hosted at Metropolitan Pavilion include The American Folk Art Museum Celebrates “The Best of America” at American Antiques Show, Affordable Art Fair, The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show, The Chocolate Show, The 25th Anniversary of The Sundance Film Festival, charity: water Annual Ball, The American Cancer Society Taste of Hope, New York Magazine Weddings Event, Children’s Museum of Manhattan Gala Appetite for Good, The Makeup Show, and exclusive samples sales from Hermes, Ralph Lauren, YSL, L’Oreal to list a few.