When looking for a meeting room outside your office, where will you go? There are many options out there, including a business centres like Jumpstart, or a hotel, or even a coffee shop if you are having a casual meeting. Let’s ignore the fact that a coffee shop is an option now and compare the pros and cons of renting a meeting room in a business centre and a hotel.
|In an office building, reception will be located on the floor where the business centre is||In a hotel where there will be reception right at the lobby|
|Cheaper – less bells and whistles, but everything essential from whiteboard to TV/projectors to coffee and tea are included||More expensive – decoration has to be best, build to impress, also complete with services|
|Smaller rooms – business centres generally don’t have big function rooms for over 30 people.||Larger rooms available including big function rooms and ballrooms|
|Available for office hours, late nights or weekends have to be specially arranged||Hotels runs 24 hours|
|Location: there are business centres everywhere in Hong Kong – Central, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok or Kwun Tong.||Location: there are hotels everywhere too. But if you want to have a meeting in Central. A meeting room in a business centre will cost much less than a hotel in Central.|
|No cocktail area but normally participants of the meeting are allowed to go to the pantry||More open space outside the meeting rooms for breaks.|
|Catering: limited to delivery or pick up from restaurants close by, subject to administrative charges||Catering: from all the restaurants within the hotel, no extra charges|