Demand for videoconferencing at Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Al Muhktasar Ballroom

As conference delegates review alternatives to travel in light of international circumstances, there has been a huge shift towards videoconferencing at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.

Technology at its best, this incredible conferencing facility has introduced an efficient medium in which to host business meetings with colleagues and clients overseas. “Now, more than ever, technology such as the advanced systems installed at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, have been exposed to all levels and types of industry that may never previously have contemplated the use of such equipment,” commented Walid Ibrahim, director of IT for Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa.
An in-house video conferencing concierge provides essential technical support within an advanced facility to ensure the success of the videoconference event. Utilising high-tech equipment (including Polycom View Station), software and accessories to enhance video and audio quality, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s 50-inch screen and 384K ISDN lines or LAN connectivity make a lifelike conferencing interaction possible. This technology enables an organisation to conduct meetings in the most comfortable and cost-effective way possible. The advanced method of meeting allows more flexibility in coordinating the schedules of busy delegates, who may be able to spare hours for a meeting, but are unable to allocate the two or three days required for travel. “We have seen a significant increase in the demand for videoconferencing in Doha, which is also due to the capabilities of the equipment that has been installed in the hotel,” summised Ibrahim.
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha offers over 21, 528 sq ftof meeting, conference and banqueting facilities including the 12,421 sq ft Al Wosail ballroom, 6,080 sq ft Al Muhktasar junior ballroom, six individual meeting rooms and extensive outdoor function space. All function rooms are fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual and lighting facilities and the Club Lounge of the hotel boasts wireless internet. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is an impressive symbol of the country’s emergence as a preferred destination for travellers to The Middle East. The 374-rooms five-star resort fuses contemporary styling with classic Arabic and European design, creating a hotel with a promise of setting a new benchmark for luxury and sophistication in the region