At a time when the call for non-traditional, out-of-the box meetings has never been louder, a new player has burst onto the scene with the answer. Convene, which has opened two new locations in the heart of DTLA, offers flexible, accessible spaces with unique design and a new approach to all-inclusive hospitality.
With proven results from its existing locations in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Boston, Convene wants to change the way L.A. meets and works. Think event space and flexible term workspace with heightened levels of service, luxury, and comfort in a contemporary, "industrial chic” environment. They even offer in-building programming. And through a partnership with some of downtown’s newest hotels—including the Freehand, ACE Hotel and Hotel Indigo—these spaces offer a lively, modern solution for group meetings.
But our favorite feature of Convene is their all-inclusive pricing which makes life (and budgeting) for a planner so much simpler. The packages are based on a per person cost and typically include:
- Complimentary onsite parking
- Dedicated space/s and furniture – including office supplies, flip charts, and whiteboards
- An on-site chef prepared farm-to-table menu of allergen-friendly dishes
- Unlimited on-site drinks and snacks
- Dedicated planning and production staff to make your run-of-show as smooth as possible
- Enterprise-grade technology – i.e.1 GB per second WIFI, projectors, monitors, AV equipment, and onsite technology manager
You can learn more about their packages and different available spaces right on the Convene website. They even have a virtual tour video available.
This location has over 40,000 square feet with 20,000 square feet of dedicated event space offering everything from small boardrooms to large conference space. The design evokes an “industrial chic” environment with neutral tones, pops of color, wood furnishings and white marble accents. There are a total of five different meeting spaces at this location: The largest has a theater-style capacity of 250, and can accommodate receptions of up to 500.
The ideal location is walking distance to The Broad, The MOCA, Grand Central Market, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and plenty of downtown shopping and restaurants.
The second location on South Figueroa Street includes over 12,000 square feet of event space great for smaller boardroom meetings, larger conferences with breakouts, and a variety of common areas for receptions. This comfy yet refined location is built to offer local businesses a productive place to collaborate and connect. There are a total of six different meeting spaces at this location: The largest has a theater-style capacity of 142, and can accommodate receptions of up to 350.
Because of its prime location in the 777 Tower, it also offers breathtaking views of the city and the convenience of access to the 7th at Fig Shopping Center. From here, it’s an easy walk to both L.A. LIVE and the trendy historic core neighborhood where you can experience L.A.’s vibrant downtown nightlife.
Floor plans and meeting specs for both locations are available on the Convene website in more detail.