Entrepreneurs Transform New York City Apartment into Manhattan Meeting Space

Entrepreneurs Sara and Marc Schiller have announced the debut of Meet at the Apartment, a unique, high-style meeting venue and concept in Manhattan's trendy SoHo neighborhood. Designed to be a departure from traditional meeting spaces in hotels and convention centers, Meet is a two-story, 2,500-square-foot loft that has been outfitted especially for out-of-the-box meetings and events.

"From creativity springs breakthrough ideas," said Meet co-founder Marc, who is founder of digital brand marketing company Electric Artists. "We've done away with beige walls and big conference room tables and replaced them with settings that are designed to inspire. Whether you have a need to brainstorm with your team, pitch an idea to a potential client, launch a new product or host a high-level corporate board meeting, Meet is optimized for success."

Meet includes several distinct meeting spaces for up to 100 attendees, including The Library, which features more than 100 art, design and photography reference books; two breakout rooms known as The Parlor and The Lounge, each of which features lounge furniture, phone chargers, an iMac and a 65-inch high-definition presentation screen; and The Kitchen, which offers a fully stocked pantry and refrigerator, as well as a "kitchen table" for up to 10.

The first floor of Meet, meanwhile, is a 1,000-square-foot conference room known as The White Room, which features an ultra-modern conference table for up to 18, a large presentation screen, whiteboard walls, leather couches and a 200-square-foot Green Room for private breakouts.

Meet offers not only an innovative space, but also an innovative billing structure, as the Schillers have developed a one-flat-rate billing policy—a bundled price that includes staffing, including a concierge, server and audio/visual technician; audiovisual components, including presentation screens and computers; meeting supplies, such as flip charts, color printers and miscellaneous office supplies; and unlimited food and beverage.

"We want to make sure that there are no big surprises when the final bill comes," said Sara, a former senior executive with Starwood Hotels Worldwide.

The Schillers are currently developing other Meet spaces in London and Dubai. For more information, visit www.welcometomeet.com.