L'Oréal and Bechtel are supporting local hotel Novotel London West during the economic downturn.
The international companies, known for brands including Ribena, Lucozade, Garnier and Lancôme, are based near the Hammersmith property and frequently use its meeting space, according to Novotel London West sales director Ed Hobson.
"Some of our main clients like L'Oréal and Bechtel are located in our local area and are using rooms here every night," he said.
However, Hobson said the booking process was becoming longer and new enquiries less frequent. It was partly due to corporate decision-making being made at increasingly senior levels, which caused booking delays.
"We are noticing a difference between this year and last year's bookings but we're protected because we have a large space and our clients book further in advance than most," he said.
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