THE TWO LARGEST MEETING VENUES ON THE EAST COAST BECOME ONE
CONVENE AND THE HUB DEEPEN REACH AS A SINGULAR NETWORK
SERVING NEW YORK, PHILLY AND DC
New York, NY – February 3, 2016 – Convene (www.convene.com), the nation’s fastest-growing developer of meeting and event venues, has expanded to its third U.S. market as a result of a strategic acquisition of The Hub in Philadelphia, a long-standing market leader with more than 71,000 square feet of full-service meeting space. The consolidated network now offers companies and meeting planners a trusted, singular solution for meetings and conferences in Manhattan, Philadelphia, and Metro Washington D.C.
“Convene and The Hub have maintained respect and a long-standing friendship for one another as fellow market leaders operating in sister cities,” said Convene Co-founder and CEO, Ryan Simonetti. “Throughout the years, we have openly supported one another’s success by regularly exchanging best practices and trusted client introductions. We are looking forward to combining forces to better serve our clients in more places and in more ways.”
“We’re simply ecstatic to hand off our Center City facilities to another world-class organization,” said The Hub’s Co-founders, Bill Decker and John New. “The Philadelphia region has been a fantastic place for us to build a first-of-its-kind, innovative concept in the shared-space market.”
Both companies are known in their respective markets for a seamless approach to meeting and event space with all-inclusive services such as gourmet catering and high-tech audiovisual. The combination of Convene and The Hub will make it easy for organizations looking to source and plan meetings across the Northeast.
“In the past, meeting planners have had to coordinate an overwhelming number of variables in order to produce a successful meeting,” said Convene Co-founder, Christopher Kelly. “We’re building a trusted, single-source solution across a growing number of markets to facilitate collaborative working environments for everyone from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage startups.”
Convene acquired three of The Hub’s four distinct Philadelphia locations to offer meeting goers a unique urban-centered experience. At 15,000 square feet, The Hub City View at South 17th Street features cityscapes with glimpses of artwork by American Pop masters Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol as well as timeless surroundings like Rittenhouse Square, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell. The Cira Centre at 30th Street Station offers 15,000 square feet of sleek LEED-certified spaces. A half-mile from 30th Street Station, Commerce Square, designed by the legendary architecture firm I.M. Pei, presents more than 41,000 square feet to accommodate 540 guests.
Moving forward, Convene aims to expand in top markets, including— Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Convene (www.convene.com) is the nation’s fastest growing network of meeting, event, and conference venues that combine technology, culinary, production, and human-centered design into a transformative user experience. In partnership with commercial landlords, the company leverages its workplace hospitality platform to provide on-demand amenity solutions, which enhance the service experience for building tenants. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City, Convene was named by Forbes as one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies in 2014 and by Inc. as one of America’s fastest growing companies.
About The Hub
Conveniently located in Philadelphia, The Hub (www.thehub.com) features revolutionary centers and venues for productive meetings. Each of its four flexible workspace facilities anticipates the user’s needs with top-tier audiovisual solutions, on-site catering, and environmentally thoughtful standards.
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