The director of Cummins (China) Investment Company indirect procurement department, Xiao Huihong, told China Hospitality News that anniversary ceremonies and annual departmental meetings are held each year with 20 to 200 participants.
The surroundings, the facilities, food quality, landscape, and transport: these are the factors Xiao would look at when inspecting a venue.
Hotels that the company has used in Wuhan include Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Wuhan, Marco Polo Wuhan, New World Hotel Wuhan, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan, and Wuhan Jin Jiang International Hotel. In 2009 the company held a new factory inauguration ceremony in New World Hotel Wuhan.
The facilities and services of Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza Wuhan have greatly impressed Xiao. The hotel features meeting rooms of various sized all equipped with full meeting facilities. The No. 1 balcony of the restaurant enjoys a wonderful river view and is capable of holding banquet of the highest standard. And the revolving restaurant provides privacy for guests.
Xiao said the majority of the company's business travel was by air, and the opening of the high-speed railway is a good supplement, especially when the weather is not conducive to flying.