London landmarks to be used as hospitality bases for 2012 Olympics
Several flagship London landmarks are set to be used as hospitality venues by foreign Olympic committees, it has been reported.
German, French, Dutch and Brazilian teams have all already agreed on their sites, the BBC reported.
The Museum of London will be used by the Germans, Old Billingsgate Market will house the French, the Dutch will use Alexandra Palace while the Brazilians will adopt Somerset House.
Such venues will act as hubs for meetings, guest hospitality and media suites.
Other venues under consideration include Marble Arch and the Royal Albert Hall.
The hospitality industry could make an estimated £100 million from the Games, the news provider said.
"This partnership will bring lasting benefits to the Museum of London Docklands including upgrades to the building, international links with Stories of the World - the London 2012 cultural festival for young people, and relationship-building with German businesses," Professor Jack Lohman, director of the Museum of London, said.
Recently, people1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, released details of a new project to train up 200,000 hospitality staff in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.