IHL ups the ante on business centres

June 16, 2009
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, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 16 – For a long time board meetings and office trainings have been the preserve of hotels in Kenya, with nothing really out of the ordinary to offer.

But the bar has been raised, and seriously so. Enter International House Business Centre, along Mama Ngina street at the heart of Nairobi.

The first thing that strikes your attention as you enter the ultra-modern boardroom is the massive, 63” High Definition plasma screen hanging on the wall, which you can directly connect to your laptop, giving your presentations a state-of-the-art feel.
 
The exquisitely furnished boardroom sits twenty executives on plush black leather seats.
International House General Manager Brenda Waka says executive conference facilities have become a major part of how companies do business in the country.

“Video conferencing is set to become the new trend in hosting meetings with the benefits of reduced travel costs,” she says, boasting that the business centre is already connected for the facility.

Recently, tourism pundits have been calling for a diversification in the tourism package offered in Kenya. One form that most have advocated for is Conference Tourism where people from across the globe assemble for one or two day deliberations.

“If you’re coming on holiday and you decide you want to have a meeting you can hold it in our boardroom where people will also take you seriously,” Ms Waka explains.

Superbly re-furnished and equipped to the tune of Sh6 million, the conference and meeting rooms provide an ideal venue to create a lasting impression to your clientele.

But that is not all that one gets from the Business Centre. It also boasts of both permanent and temporary office facilities targeted at business tourists who get the sudden urge to work from an office and want to create local presence.

Use of business address, administrative support, WIFI internet access and required catering are some of the benefits offered by the business centre which adds to the respectability and reputation of your firm.

“We are looking for local, credible companies that are not looking to spend much in establishing their own offices,” clarifies Ms Waka.

This virtual office option is ideal for businesses that want to create a presence of a high profile office. This can work for mobile professionals, home based businesses, SME’s and medium to large corporations.

This arrangement works out best for small companies wanting to attract high-end clients in a short time.

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