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Since its central location in Midtown Manhattan makes The Peninsula New York a favorite stay for business travelers, the hotel offers plenty of amenities to facilitate conferences, meetings and work services. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel has a business center where you can borrow a laptop or an iPad as well as request translation and secretarial services. Forgot your cell phone charger? The hotel has several you can borrow so you won’t miss any important calls. If you’re having technical difficulties, there’s an IT department with five or six staffers to help get you up and running. The concierge can also assist you with mailings and FedEx drops.
In the guest room, you’ll find a large work desk and two chairs, plus supplies such as pens, pencils, paper clips, highlighters, rubber bands, stationery and a stapler. There’s in-room faxing, copying and printing as well as a safe that’s large enough to store your laptop if you want to lock it up. Complimentary wireless and wired Internet access are available in the guest rooms and event spaces.
The Peninsula New York has an entire floor dedicated to five function areas — the Gramercy, Sutton, Tribeca, Chelsea and Greenwich rooms — the largest of which can accommodate up to 180 people at a reception. The rooms come in all different sizes and can be arranged in multiple configurations, whether you’re hosting a banquet, a reception or a boardroom meeting. Each conference room can be equipped with projectors, screens, podiums, phones and copiers and have hookups for audio-video presentations, videoconferences and conference calling.
If you’re hosting a business meeting that needs catering, the hotel can provide a buffet of American cuisine with Asian influences or a sit-down dinner. Looking for an alternative to a conference room? The New York hotel’s many restaurants and bars — Fives, Bar at Fives, Gotham Lounge and Salon de Ning — can all be used for formal, smaller scale business meetings.