Convene, a global lifestyle hospitality company that designs and manages premium meeting, event, and flexible workspaces, announced “Venue 42 by Convene,” a new meeting and conference center at 5 Times Square in Midtown Manhattan. Venue 42 by Convene will occupy approximately 30,000 square-feet on the fifth floor of the 1.1 million square-foot building.
“The way we work has changed greatly the past few years and, with it, the way we think about the workplace. Companies are not just demanding quality spaces, but a hospitality-driven experience for their employees,” said Alex Adelman, vice president of managed services at Convene.
“We’re seeing the flight-to-experience manifest at Convene where Midtown Manhattan continues to be one of the top-performing markets for us. Demand for meeting and event space in the area remains strong and we’re proud to once again be partnering with RXR Realty to create an exceptional amenity space and conference center at 5 Times Square,” added Adelman.
With a proven track record of delivering elevated workday experiences, this is the fifth time RXR has partnered with Convene to help amenitize one of its assets as a means of attracting and retaining tenants. Convene’s premium corporate Meeting & Event spaces provide everything needed for a turnkey experience including: thoughtfully-designed spaces to maximize collaboration and productivity, full-service event production resources, catering, and a dedicated A/V team for in-room and hybrid tech support.
Venue 42 by Convene will comprise nine meeting rooms, each of which can be custom-configured to accommodate various event types – from conferences with breakout rooms, company town halls, classroom-style learning, corporate social events, and more; the largest meeting room at Venue 42 by Convene will have a capacity of approximately 240 guests. It is expected to open March 2024.
As the largest single provider of dedicated meeting and event venues in North America and the UK, the addition of Venue 42 by Convene grows the company’s global network to 40 premium meeting, event, and flexible office locations across its portfolio of brands.
Convene is a global hospitality company that designs and operates premium meeting, event, and flexible office spaces. It is the largest single provider of dedicated meeting and event venues in North America and the UK with a network of 40 locations across nine cities; Convene’s portfolio of brands includes etc.venues, SaksWorks, Club 75, and the “by Convene” label for bespoke locations in partnership with other organizations. With a combined 44 years of experience, Convene brands bring hospitality and lifestyle into traditional commercial real estate assets, partnering with the industry’s top landlords to deliver increased building value while also creating premium experiences for tenants. The company counts Ares, RXR Realty, and Hudson’s Bay Company among its investors, and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by Inc. magazine, Fortune magazine, and Built In.