Pavé board

English translation: boardroom/banquet layout

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French term or phrase:agencement pavé board et banquet
English translation:boardroom/banquet layout
Entered by: Tony M

07:48 Mar 13, 2019
French to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Tourism & Travel / description of seminar room within hotel
French term or phrase: Pavé board
This is the context sentence:

Uniquement disponible en agencement pavé board et banquet.

Any ideas? Does this meea as Board of Directors?
Valerie Scaletta
Italy
Local time: 08:16
boardroom
Explanation:
This room just has one big table (like a boardroom), so can't be re-arranged in other formats.
Of course, the big table can be used for business-type meetings or banqueting — but they are not offering 2 different choices; so I'd be inclined to put 'boardroom/banquet format' to make it clear that there is only one format with 2 possible names!
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Tony M
France
Local time: 08:16
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4 +4boardroom
Tony M
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With photo
writeaway
boardroom style (arrangement)
Charles Davis

  

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pavé board
boardroom


Explanation:
This room just has one big table (like a boardroom), so can't be re-arranged in other formats.
Of course, the big table can be used for business-type meetings or banqueting — but they are not offering 2 different choices; so I'd be inclined to put 'boardroom/banquet format' to make it clear that there is only one format with 2 possible names!

Tony M
France
Local time: 08:16
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis: Beat me to it! I'll post my references for backup. My answer was going to be "boardroom style".
3 mins
  -> Thanks, Charles!

agree  Mark Nathan
5 mins
  -> Thanks, Mark!

agree  writeaway: Yes, I find that the photo in my reference makes it very clear
53 mins
  -> Thanks, W/A ... and for the ref.

agree  B D Finch: The expression "pavé" always reminds me of a local restaurant whose English menu featured "salmon paving stones".
1 day 1 hr
  -> Thanks, B! What a hoot! Like the one where I got hysterical at 'sliced twerp' (andouille)
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Reference: With photo

Reference information:
ESPACE AZUR
61m2 — 2ème étage

L’espace Azur est situé au deuxième étage de La Passerelle. Il bénéficie de la lumière du jour avec une hauteur de plafond de 2m70.
Uniquement disponible en agencement pavé board et banquet.

Réservation également disponible par mail à charlene.pires@naoshotelparisclichy.com

ou par téléphone au : +(33)1 85 01 11 43

https://lapasserelle-parisclichy.com/meeting-hub/espace-azur...

writeaway
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agree  Tony M: Well found! Makes such a difference, doesn't it?
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Reference: boardroom style (arrangement)

Reference information:
Here's what I was about to post, but Tony got there first :-)

"Pavé" refers to a type of seating arrangement for conference rooms known as "boardroom". I believe "board" duplicates "pavé" here and that "pavé board" is a single thing.

"Les salons disposent d’une climatisation individuelle et d’un éclairage naturel et peuvent être installés selon votre choix (en U, théâtre, classe, pavé, banquet, buffet)."
https://www.hotel-novotel-lehavre.com/fr/location-salle.html

"#4 : Salle de réunion en pavé ou boardmeeting
Cet agencement est souvent celui privilégié pour les comités de direction ou les réunions d’équipe plus informelles. Il s‘agit d’une grande table ovale ou rectangulaire, avec des chaises ou des fauteuils autour. Elle permet à chacun de s’exprimer dans une atmosphère conviviale et même de réaliser une audioconférence."
https://seminaire-reunion.com/disposition-salle-reunion/
This document also defines other arrangements.

"Choosing the right seating arrangement for your event [...]
Alternative layouts include boardroom arrangements and classic classroom style plans. Our most popular seating configurations are shown below."
See the illustration just below this, showing "theatre style", "classroom", "boardroom style", "cabaret style" and "U-shaped".

I expect there are variations of the term, but this will serve, I think.

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Note added at 1 hr (2019-03-13 09:44:45 GMT)
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My last reference is from https://www.cct.org.uk/about-us/latest-news/post/79-choosing...

Charles Davis
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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Tony M: 'pave' refers to the fact that there is one big block of tables in the middle --- or as here, actually one huge table; hence why they can't re-arrange the seating
8 hrs
  -> Yes, I presume that's where the name comes from. As you say, in a more flexible arrangement it might be several adjoining smaller tables making one big one.
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