Facilitating one of the most important functions of the Beijing Olympic Media Center, the press conference hall is the venue where BOCOG and the Beijing Municipal Government hold press conferences and release news about the Beijing Olympic Games. The 405-square-meter amphitheater is located on the second floor of Block B of Huabei Hotel. It has 158 seats and broad alleys between them, providing unobstructed views and ample maneuver space for journalists and photographers. The hall has a total capacity of 220 people.
The facilities in the press conference hall have taken into consideration the convenience of journalists. Every seat has a retractable board on its right-hand side. Shadow-less lamps are installed to optimize lighting conditions for photography, whilst a high-quality wireless simultaneous translation system helps journalists overcome the barrier of languages.
1. The high-quality wireless simultaneous translation system help journalists obtain precise information from press conferences.
2. Every seat has a retractable writing board on its right-hand side.