Fairmont woos business travellers with new floor

Fruits of labour ... the staff of the Tangerine.

With the fairs and exhibition season well under way in the city, The Fairmont Dubai is offering a complete business and meeting destination with its one stop service - The Exchange Business Floor.

The month of October saw four of the year's biggest events taking place in Dubai with Index, Gitex, Big Five, and The Expat Show all contributing to high overall occupancies in the city.

The Fairmont, located opposite the Dubai World Trade Centre and exhibition halls, was selected as official hotel for The Expat Show.

The Exchange Business Floor offers a three-in-one service covering everything from meeting-needs to dining destinations, all supported by Fairmont service and strong technical back-up.

The Exchange Business Centre can be used as a private office cubicle needed for a few hours in which to download data and prepare a report, to a fully-fledged executive boardroom for a last minute corporate brainstorming. According to the hotel the Exchange Business Centre allows business guests to maximise their time.

The fully equipped private office cubicles and boardrooms offer a range of 'plug-and-play' facilities, including high-speed Internet access.

Back projection displays ensure high-resolution screening of presentation material, while software and hardware is pre-configured with a 'technology butler' on-call for assistance and trouble-shooting.

The Exchange Business Lounge, located adjacent to the business center, is aimed at more casual meetings, where business guests can enjoy a coffee or light meal any time of the day while reviewing the TV financial and market news or checking out the local business scene from the day's regional newspapers.

The Exchange grill and Cigar Bar is the hotel's steak and grill venue, with a menu heavily influenced by the Oak Room, at sister property The Plaza, New York.

For a more discreet dining experience, The Exchange also offers a choice of three private dining rooms. And to wind down after a day of intensive business, the intimate setting of the Cigar Bar, with its own walk-in humidor and extensive selection of beverages is a popular venue for both guests and Dubai residents alike. For a more discreet dining experience, The Exchange also offers a choice of three private dining rooms.

Business guests resident in the hotel will find that all guestrooms and suites come equipped with a interactive TV system, and plug-and-play Internet access that enables guests to plug in their own PCs for direct access to their own server. The interactive television allows guests to surf the Internet and access their e-mail service through the wireless keyboard and remote. All rooms also have one or more High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) ports that allow guests to connect their laptop Ethernet port directly to the Internet with connection speeds of 1MB or more.

The Fairmont has also opened Tangerine, its new club.

The man chosen to head up the team at the club is ex-Kasbar manager, Steve Collison, an entertainment expert in the field of club, casino and event management.