15 May 2018
We have been honoured to work with The Rezidor Hotel Group, producing their internal awards nights for the last four years, so we were very excited to put together another fantastic event for them again in March this year at The Park Inn Heathrow.
We love working with client’s year after year, as we get to build great working relationships. Our Managing Director Paul Griffiths heads up their account and worked with the client to come up with the Carnival Theme. In previous years we have produced many themes including A Night in Monte Carlo and a Star Wars themed event complete with Storm Troopers! Paul had a lot of fun planning the event - we certainly produced a fun and colourful evening that lived up to all the theme conjures up!
Upon arrival, guests were greeted by our masquerade human statues dressed in striking harlequin costumes and stunning stilt walkers complete with feather headpieces. Along with the mix and mingle entertainers we also provided a glitter face artist. Many guests had come dressed in keeping with the theme, so this provided the opportunity for a little extra sparkle and was very well received! To inject some more fun, we also had our dream mirror set up for guests to get together with colleagues and have a few fun photos before dinner.
Once dinner was announced, guests made their way through to the Ballroom and were ‘wowed’ by the set up. The room was decked out with impressive props which included a stunning illuminated carnival centrepiece in the middle of the stage, LED palm trees, carnival masks and stunning bright multi-coloured feather table centres, which really added to the sense of fun.
Alongside the props and table centres, we installed a huge 20ft black LED dance floor, a stunning colour changing chameleon starcloth behind the stage area, carnival style background music and an array of stunning room lighting. The lighting was programmed to change along with the music, and the use of haze really added a dramatic feel. The overall look, yet fun and colourful, had a sophisticated feel.
After dinner they held their awards ceremony, which were for all areas of the team, even getting all the chef’s out of a busy kitchen and onto the stage! Our team played ‘awards stings’ providing up-beat walk up music for each winner – it was great to watch the winners receiving awards for all their hard work.
Straight after the awards came the main performance of the evening - a samba drumming cabaret act who were accompanied by a dancer in full carnival costume! The sound of drumming filled the room as the performers began on stage, the carnival dancer entered a short way into the performance surprising the guests and getting everyone up on their feet alongside her. They were incredible and blew the audience away... It was a definite highlight of the evening, particularly when at the close of the performance we set off confetti canons, filling the dance floor with gold streamers!
After the acts performance our video DJ took to the stand and played until the end of the night, projecting music videos onto the screens, as he played with guests dancing the night away into the small hours.
The event was a great success and we are looking forward to next year’s event already!!