Baden-Powell International House

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B P International
BP International House 2014.jpg
BPIH
General information
Town or city Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Country Hong Kong
Completed 2002?
Client The Scout Association of Hong Kong
The lobby of BP International

The B P International, more formally known as Baden-Powell International House, is a large, 25-storey three star hotel and conference centre in the touristically attractive Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. The formal address is 8 Austin Road.[1]

Hotel[edit]

B P International has 529 rooms and seven suites, accommodating over thousand guests. All rooms have quality modern amenities. For conferences and other large groups, the Gordon Wu Hall on the upper ground floor can hold up to 1,000 people in various settings. The first five floors of the building provide a 500+ spaces parking area. The three restaurants are in the basement and on the ground floor.

Although the B P International is connected to the Scout Association of Hong Kong, it is commercially autonomous, and does not present a Scout presence. Scouts may receive reduced rates at request.[2]

Scouting[edit]

The B P International is the major part of the Hong Kong Scout Centre, run by The Scout Association of Hong Kong. The association is housed on the 8th through 11th floors.

For July 2005, the B P International was the proposed host for the 9th World Scout Youth Forum, and the 37th World Scout Conference, which was actually held in Hammamet, Tunisia[3] It is now proposed for the 2011 versions of these two events.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Factsheet on B P International" (PDF). The Scout Association of Hong Kong. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Scouting around the world" (PDF). World Organization of the Scout Movement. March 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-03-21. Retrieved 2006-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Invitation to future world events" (PDF). World Organization of the Scout Movement. 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 10, 2003. Retrieved 2006-07-19. 

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Coordinates: 22°18′11″N 114°10′10″E / 22.30295°N 114.16943°E / 22.30295; 114.16943