A reception area finished in marble and granite is just one impressive feature of the landmark building which hosts the Prague City Centre at the heart of the First District. Prague's economy largely service and export-based accounts for around 25 per cent of the Czech Republic's GDP. It is the base for the European headquarters of many international companies and has a reputation for innovation and productivity. Institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences, large hospitals and universities all contribute to the region's reputation for scientific research. As a result, multinational companies have established research and development facilities in Prague. Finance, commerce, trade, restaurants, accommodation and public administration are strong employers in the city's thriving services sector. Prague City Centre is well served by public transport and a 20-minute drive from the international airport. It has an on-site restaurant and secure underground parking. Hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment including the State Opera Theatre are nearby.