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New International Conference Centre at Emirates Palace Offers Technology Of The Future


April 2005, Abu Dhabi

Guests of the new International Conference Centre at Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi will have the chance to enjoy the most magnificent and technologically advanced meeting facilities in the region.

The International Conference Centre has already seen a high level of interest from prominent international meetings and conference organisers. Confirmed conferences include MICE Middle East, organised by NASEBA, which brings together top organisers of meetings, incentives, conferences and events from all over the world, as well as decision makers and solution providers from the Middle East. The International Conference Centre's luxurious and technologically advanced facilities, along with the fact that it is located in the landmark Emirates Palace and UAE's capital Abu Dhabi, are expected to position it as one of the finest conference destinations in the world.

Boasting a world class array of conference facilities and venues, the International Conference Centre houses an auditorium seating up to 1,200 guests, a main ballroom that can hold up to 2800 persons, an extensive range of over 40 meeting rooms, a high-tech business centre and a media centre. Six large terraces and a variety of pre-function areas will provide many possibilities for breaks, cocktail receptions and banquets. Set in 100 hectares of beautifully landscaped park with several open lawns, Emirates Palace offers spectacular outdoor venues for gala dinners and creative events.
State-of-the-art technology is present in all meeting and function rooms and each comes fully equipped with a projector, motorized screen, plasma screens, microphones, audio-visual systems, wireless and wire data systems, a special sound system, a video conferencing system, an IP camera and broadcast camera connectivity.

Emirates Palace, including its 1300 metre long beach, pools and marina is covered by a wireless internet access network; Palace guests and conference delegates have easily accessible unlimited 24 hour internet access. In addition to this feature, telephone and wireless functionality will be provided throughout the complex using the latest Internet Protocol (IP) Technology so that guests can stay in touch on their own room extension using a device similar to a mobile- a perfect solution for conference delegates and guests alike.

Made possible by the wireless internet access throughout the property, Emirates Palace will have an online library offering an extensive range of books, films and music that guests can choose from during their stay using the screen control panel and fully interactive TV system that are found in each of the rooms and suites.

An updated selection of electronic books will be available online for guests to choose from during their stay. Titles will be available in 3 different languages: English, Arabic and French. Guests can also view the book list by subject- which will include both fiction and non-fiction in addition to each book title being accompanied by its own review. Guests can pick one of the latest bestseller books to read online or even have a book read to them using text to speech technology. A huge selection of digital music will also be available for guest enjoyment. A selection of 3000 tracks is accessible, all categorised by genre and title for one to make an easy choice.
Emirates Palace offers 302 luxury rooms and 92 magnificent suites that are all equipped with 125cm and 150cm plasma screens, with a total of 755 screens in various locations throughout the Palace.

Located on a 1.3 km stretch of Abu Dhabi's most beautiful sandy beach, Emirates Palace will offer unparalleled leisure facilities with two stunning pool landscapes for relaxation time between conference and business activities.

The Palace presently offers eight food and beverage outlets representing cuisine from across the globe with more to open throughout 2005 and early 2006. Internationally branded specialty restaurants will include Thai, seafood, Italian, Arabic, and Asian cuisine, complemented by a number of relaxing lounges and cafes.

Emirates Palace is operated by Kempinski Hotels as part of their prestigious portfolio, which comprises distinctively individual properties in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia.