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NYINC plans 2018 relocation

The New York International Numismatic Convention has nailed down locations and show dates through the year 2022.

Bourse chairman Kevin Foley said, “As probably everyone knows who has a smart phone, reads the newspapers or watches television news broadcasts, our home since 2012, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, has been purchased by the Anbang Insurance Company, a risk management firm located in China.

“The acquisition price was $1.9 billion, a world record for a single hotel operation. The new ownership group announced a few months ago that in the Spring of 2017 the Waldorf would be shutting down for a three-year renovation project that would see it reemerge as luxury condominiums and a downsized 300-500 room ultra-luxury hotel.

“Although this will not effect our 45th Annual NYINC, with bourse dates of Jan. 12-15, 2017, we obviously will need to hold our event somewhere else in 2018 and beyond.”

In 2018 the Grand Hyatt, located at 109 E. 42nd Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues will become the new home of NYINC.

The 2017 and future show dates have an added bonus in that they will not conflict with the other popular January show, the Florida United Numismatists convention.

Future show dates at the Grand Hyatt are:

Jan. 11-14, 2018
Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2019
Jan. 16-19, 2020
Jan. 14-17, 2021
Jan. 13-16, 2022

Auction lot viewing will continue to begin the Friday prior to our Thursday Early Bird Day. We’ll also continue our Sunday through Sunday pattern of eight days and evenings of world class auctions presented by multiple companies.

We are actually under contract with the Hyatt through 2022 and will look forward to a pattern of always being committed five years into the future as we move ahead, Foley said.

The Grand Hyatt location will also have the benefit of having one large ballroom bourse floor.

Room reservations at the 2017 NYINC can be made by calling the Waldorf at (212) 355-3000 and mentioning rate code “NYN” for room rates beginning at $269, including complimentary in room wi-fi, normally $18.95 plus tax. This special rate is available only through Oct. 31.

 

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