by Michael J. Shapiro | June 26, 2018
Convene, an on-demand meeting services provider, has announced a second planned facility for Chicago, at the Citadel Center in the city's central business district. The 50,000-square-foot space, on the tower's ground and second floors, will provide tech-enabled meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 450 people. The space is expected to open for business in the first quarter of 2019.
The Citadel Center is in the midst of a $100 million renovation, which will result in a roof deck, a 10,000-square-foot fitness center, a redesigned lobby and a tenant lounge. That project is expected to wrap up by the end of this year. 
 
"We are committed to creating active communal environments at our buildings, to create a better tenant experience," said Scott Glassberg, vice president of building co-owner Angelo Gordon. "We believe Convene will play a big role in helping us to foster this at Citadel Center."
 
Convene's previously announced 55,000-square-foot Chicago facility, in the soon-to-be redeveloped Willis Tower, will debut in 2020. Planned for that venue are a dedicated meeting planning team, an on-site culinary team, a robust tech infrastructure and unlimited access to snack and refreshment stations.
 
Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., with plans to expand globally.