With a mix of formal and casual multipurpose spaces that transcend the traditional meeting space at an unbeatable location, “Splendor” is practically The Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Center for Learning’s middle name. Its recently debuted Forum ups the ante. “It’s a showstopper!” enthuses General Manager, TJ Fimmano, of the Forum’s top-of-the-line design and technology, which extends throughout the entire conference center. The new design offers meeting attendees the opportunity to collaborate and foster a deeper connection with a mix of pod seating, mini meeting spots and traditional open, warm, and stylish space that welcomes attendees to a social and learning experience. Collectively, the GCL offers 16,800 square feet of dedicated IACC Certified meeting space and over 20,000 square feet of recreational space with a fitness center, indoor basketball court, four outdoor tennis courts, and 182 comfortably appointed queen deluxe guest rooms, offering a haven of relaxation and productivity with scenic views and robust Wi-Fi system.
The IBM Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Center for Learning, is located on 26 acres, in scenic Westchester County, in beautiful Armonk. The hamlet of Armonk is thirty-five miles from Manhattan and is conveniently located off Interstate 684. Armonk is one of three hamlets in the town of North Castle. Armonk has a business district that is an inviting and walkable place to stroll with a mix of specialty shops, and restaurants. There are several historical sites and landmarks, in Armonk, including The Smith Tavern which served as headquarters for the local militia during the Revolutionary War.
The IBM Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Center for Learning, offers 16,800 square feet of dedicated IACC Certified meeting space, which includes 14 meeting rooms and 22 breakout rooms. Each meeting room offers State-of-the-Art equipment with dedicated professional tech support staff, teleconference, and web conferencing capabilities. We offer full sound systems for video and audio playback and all our meeting rooms are equipped with system web conferencing platforms that include Webex, Zoom, BlueJeans and Microsoft Teams. AV equipment includes, 4K HDMI LED Flat panel projection displays, wireless page advancer remote, wireless handheld microphones, and standard wall, whiteboards which are portable. All meeting room technology is at your fingertips, centralized at a single panel, or can be operated by our Crestron control system individually. All Mac users have wireless connectivity through airplay with Apple TV. Finally, all our breakout rooms offer plug and play HDMI connectivity together with Web conferencing capabilities, and everyone is given complimentary secured High Speed Wi-Fi.
Since our inception in 1979, thinkers and doers have come together at the GCL to be inspired because of our unique take on the art of hospitality, celebrating the idea that there is always more to learn and discover. At the GCL, there are no competing customers or distractions. Simply the freedom to focus on your event in ideal conditions. All our business services include on-site professional A/V support to assist your group with all technology needs, including a dedicated meeting planner to help you every step of the way in the meeting planning and execution process.
Dining & Entertainment
The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Center for Learning is dedicated to leading the way in providing the healthiest choices, quality food, and Platinum Service®. At FLIK Hospitality Group we believe in great food, great service, and great people. Our wellness first approach ensures our food supports healthy and delicious choices, specially curated by our team of culinary experts and registered dietitians. At FLIK, we believe in seasonality in sourcing our ingredients and providing a customized approach to the culinary and hospitality needs of each client. Our dedication to providing quality hospitality service is unparalleled in the industry.
Designed as a haven of relaxation and productivity, our 182 beautifully appointed guest rooms feature a queen-sized bed, relaxing lounge chairs, and functional desk with ergonomic chair. The GCL deluxe rooms come fully equipped with amenities such as LG smart TV, Cubie time clocks with Bluetooth music play and convenient USB ports, and Temple Spa luxury bath amenities to enhance your stay. All rooms are non-smoking, each offering serene views and complimentary secured Wi-Fi.
Recreation & Leisure
The GCL offers a gamut of leisure, fitness, and sports activities for guests. Take advantage of the favorable climate by playing doubles or singles at one of our four outdoor tennis courts, located behind our fitness center, Our fitness center operates Monday – Thursday from 6 AM – 9 PM and Friday 6 AM – 2 PM. We feature the newest cardiovascular equipment, free weights, Nautilus Equipment, and fitness classes such as Spinning, Yoga and Cardio Sculpt. Keep your game on point or practice your free throws and layups, or challenge colleagues to a game in our indoor basketball court. You can even transform the court for a friendly game of volleyball. If exploring is more your style, you can go for a run or walk along the GCL aesthetically appealing backdrop.