The Palace Hotel Beijing has just opened a state-of-the-art business center to help make it easier for visiting executives to do business in the Chinese capital.
If they need an instant office to work from, guests can settle quickly into one of four semi-private workstations outfitted with computer, plasma screen, scanner and printer/photocopier. Other than high-speed Internet access, each computer is also equipped with video-conferencing capabilities via ADSL lines, making it simple for executives to check-in with colleagues or clients around the world. An enclosed office featuring the same technologies is available for those requiring more privacy.
Meetings can be held in the Business Center’s Conference Room that seats up to 10 people comfortably around the innovative and ergonomic Nomos Table designed by award-winning architect Norman Foster. Overseas participants can be brought in via video-conferencing on the remote control curtain screen, while all styles of presentations can be supported by the comprehensive audio-visual and sound system.
“We understand that doing business in China can be quite a challenge at times, and we want our business guests to know they can rely on us to help get things done,” said Mr. Donald J. Harrington, General Manager of The Palace Hotel Beijing. “That is why we offer a wide-range of business support services for our guests in addition to the modern technology that we have put into place.”
Two members of staff are always on duty at the Business Center to offer help and answer questions. The staff can provide basic secretarial services such as English or Chinese word processing, act as a message center for guests, arrange for translations or bring in professional interpreters for meetings and negotiations.
“As part of our reference materials, we even have a complete set of PRC Laws, in both Chinese and English, that we brought in for an American steel manufacturer staying with us who urgently required the legal information,” added Mr Harrington. “Making the law books available in next to no time is just one example of the lengths to which our staff will go to help guests solve their business needs.”
The Palace Hotel Business Center is open seven days a week from 6 am to midnight. Access after midnight can be arranged on request.