Executive Meeting Center for InterContinental The Barclay

InterContinental The Barclay New York has announced plans for a new executive meeting center, scheduled to open in October 2004.Ê Named EMC2, the meeting facility will be a state-of-the art center catering to the needs of the high-end executives who frequent this Midtown business hotel.Ê EMC2 will have an on-site “meetings concierge,” available to handle any request, from assisting in A/V and presentation set-up to on-site catering.Ê The latest technology will be available, including individual wireless Internet for each delegate, webcasting facilities and three types of SMART Board interactive overlays: Rear Projection Smart Board; Flat Panel overlay on a Plasma TV; Ceiling Mounted Projector.ÊÊ
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“Today’s executives are highly productive and yet time poor. The Barclay understands that they need a no-hassle environment in which to hold their meetings,” said Frank van der Post, Regional Vice President Operations, Eastern United States and The Caribbean and General Manager of InterContinental The Barclay New York.Ê “What sets EMC2 apart from a traditional business center is the dedicated meetings concierge, available to ensure the meetings run as efficiently as possible.”
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EMC2 is also introducing one-stop meeting planning services.Ê Meeting planners can simply pay a flat rate per attendee, which covers all costs including meals, A/V equipment and room hire.Ê The rooms will be available in full and half-day intervals.
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EMC2 will comprise the majority of the hotel’s third floor.Ê The space will consist of four meeting rooms and two permanent boardrooms, one with a living room set up, including a fireplace, for more casual business meetings.Ê The style will be consistent with that of the hotel’s classic design, but will also feature high-tech capabilities for the modern business traveler.Ê In 2001, in celebration of its 75th anniversary, the hotel underwent an extensive rejuvenation of guest rooms, public spaces and conference areas.
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InterContinental The Barclay New York is one of New York’s premier business hotels.Ê The hotel was recently named the ‘Leading Business Hotel in North America’ at the World Travel Awards and has played host to diplomats and many of the world’s business leaders.
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Last year, InterContinental The Barclay New York was also ranked among the top three “Best Business Hotels in North America” by Business Traveler, alongside The Plaza and The Four Seasons, New York.
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