Founder and CEO
Kitt Garrett & Associates
Kitt's Talks and Walks allow you to experience New York in a fascinating and personal way. These fun, fast paced 45- 60-minute presentations use over 100 images taking you on a visual journey which makes the City come to life. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a native New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on makes New York so special.
Kitt’s tips, will provide insider access for shopping, dining and entertainment allowing you to explore the City, neighborhood by neighborhood on your own and at your own pace or with Kitt on a private tour.
From 1993 – 2016, Kitt Garrett, lecturer, travel and tourism consultant was the Founder and CEO of Discover New York and Beyond. She grew the company to be the leader in personalized travel to New York City by designing extraordinary experiences for corporate, leisure and native New Yorkers who wished to go beyond the New York they already knew. Using her expertise and extraordinary contacts, Kitt was named Condé Nast Top Destination Specialist for 8 years. Kitt sold Discover New York & Beyond in 2016 to a well-established production company in NY.
Kitt was featured on the “Travel Channel,” “Delta Shuttle Magazine,” “Town and Country Travel” and “Elite Magazine.” She has been the guest lecturer on the QE II, The World, Residences at Sea, private clubs and corporations.
While living in the U.S., Australia, Hong Kong and Mexico, Kitt taught cooking and designed food products for Fortune 500 companies.
Kitt holds Advanced Certificates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Higher Certificate from the London Wine and Spirit Trust, and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management, New York University, graduating summa cum laude, and earned her designation as a Destination Management Certified Professional.
She is a licensed New York City Guide, member of the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation, The Historic District Council, The Beaux Arts Alliance, The Art Deco Society, Society of General Mechanics and Tradesmen, the American Institute of Architecture, the Friends of the Upper East Side, Historic District Council, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, The Architectural League of New York, The Institute of Classical Art and Architecture, Friends of the Upper West Side, Friends of Terra Cotta and Grand Central Atelier. Her credentials are unmatched.