Staging Connections delivered audio-visual, theming, styling and digital services for the Shangri-La hotel, Sydney’s Hotel Of The Year Awards for 250 guests, transforming the ballroom into a lavish setting covered in black and gold décor.
The Hollywood theme dictated all styling choices, with black table cloths teamed with gold satin tie back chair covers, and gold candleholders chosen as the table centrepieces overflowing with red orchids. Curved black lampstand chandeliers dripping with black crystals lined the lobby and decorative panels sat on either side of the ballroom to further emphasise the ‘tinsel town’ theme.
Staging Connections’ branding solution, Event Backdrop was utilised on the main stage showcasing a custom graphic print that sat inside two gold Hollywood Showbiz statues. The onsite team created multimedia to be displayed on the dual projection screens and used moving lights, including Colourblaze high-performance linear LED fixtures to add impact and make the room sparkle.
Staging Connections NSW venue service manager, Glenn Baines, said the event was a great success.
“We used our social media engagement tool, Event Feed, to promote the audience sharing moments from their night via social media, then we moderated the feed and showed their tweets and Instagram photos on the big screen. It was a really beautiful way for people to get involved, with many celebrating and congratulating other teams’ successes,” Mr Baines said.
Director of events management at Shangri-La hotel, Sydney, Robert Belicena, commented on the professionalism of the Staging Connections team.
“They were professional and courteous making me very confident that the event was going to be a success. The team were attentive and creative making our awards night better than we could have ever imagined!”