Convene, an operator of a network of full-service meeting and event venues, has opened a new floor in the Duane Morris Building, formerly United Plaza, in the center of Philadelphia at 30 South 17th Street.
The 29,000-square-foot facility on the 13th floor offers full-service meeting and event space and communal work space, dubbed CityView. Convene already occupies the meeting and event space on the 14th floor of the building; bringing the total footprint in the building to 60,000 square feet.
"Our clients in Philadelphia wanted larger spaces to accommodate their most important meetings and events, and we listened," said Ryan Simonetti, CEO and co-founder of Convene. "With our new Convene CityView space, there is now a destination venue that can accommodate larger, world-class events in the heart of Philadelphia."
The space was created by Convene's in-house design team, based on input from meeting and event planners, which is reflected in its bundled pricing model, which includes meeting space, planning support, start-of-the-art technology, high-speed Wi-Fi, dedicated production staff, and local and sustainable culinary options.
The space has 11 tech-enabled meeting and event rooms, ideal for large programs, town halls, trainings, receptions, and other corporate events of up to 300 people.
There is a connecting staircase with crossover usage for Convene's 14th floor meeting and event space, with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of Philadelphia's cityscape and favorite landmarks, including Rittenhouse Square and Logan Square.
Artwork in the space was personally curated by Convene's in-house design team from local artists in Philadelphia, and there is a custom art wall in the back of the staircase created by the iconic local artist Isaiah Zagar, most well-known for the Magic Gardens mosaics.