Enjoy a bird’s-eye view and amazing accommodations in these award-winning meeting and event spaces
With many of us working at home, in the office, or a combination of the two over the past few years, it’s become apparent that you can make almost anywhere your workplace! And sometimes, switching up your regular routine can be an effective spark to get your creativity and productivity going.
So, our team at the Rosslyn BID did just that by moving our weekly staff meeting to Convene at 1201 Wilson Boulevard to put it to the test. Convene has a network of premium meeting, event, and workplace locations across the US and UK. Their spaces are not only beautifully designed, but have onsite culinary, hospitality, and technology, making events not only enjoyable to attend, but easy to plan.
“The Rosslyn BID is truly a ‘convener’ for our community, so this was a fresh opportunity to convene our own team in a new setting,” said Mary-Claire Burick, BID president. “The change of scenery, especially when it includes incredible views and such great amenities, really gave us a shot of creativity, and an invigorating space to brainstorm new ideas for programming and activations for the Rosslyn neighborhood.”
Upon entering the space, which sits on the 29th and 30th floors of the D.C. metro’s tallest building at 1201 Wilson Boulevard, we were welcomed with amazing views of D.C., Arlington, and beyond.
Convene offers a variety of seating and space options, including conference rooms, open-space tables, and even a handful of private phone booths. They can accommodate anywhere from groups from a small team meeting like ours, up to 300 people for an event, making it the ideal venue for conferences, town halls, trainings, board meetings, and networking receptions.
Our team took the spacious Georgetown Boardroom, which offers views of its namesake’s waterfront and conference seating for up to 24 people. Once we were settled into our conference room, the built-in amenities made starting the meeting a breeze.
Laura Doolan, Rosslyn BID’s office manager, says she enjoyed the convenience of having everything set up already, noting that the in-house AV and conferencing system made the experience seamless for in-person and virtual participants alike to easily join the meeting.
After finishing up the meeting, it was time for lunch! When you’re at Convene, there’s no need to pack lunches or call in takeout – they have their very own chef that provided a full spread of salads, sandwiches, and desserts for our team (So good that many of us went back for seconds!). And for an afternoon pick-me-up, you’re covered, too! Convene’s Nourish Cafe is always available, easy to access, and filled with a variety of sweet and savory snacks, plenty of caffeine, and other hot and cold beverages.
Isabella Catala, BID events coordinator, says the delicious food was definitely a highlight, again emphasizing the great convenience of having drinks, snacks, and a meal available on-site.
Interested in learning more about Convene? Watch this feature with WJLA’s Kidd O’Shea checking out the space with Jill McCluskey, director of sales at Convene, or take a virtual tour yourself!