The Hilton Hotel Opening
- Event Management
A VIP event
The grand opening
Hilton Hotels approached us to help them theme their grand launch of the Hilton Bournemouth. This was a brand new £60,000,000 project and the VIP launch was the chance to show this brand new location and its facilities to UK businesses, dignitaries and press.
Brief to theme a grand launch of a new VIP Hotel, tailored to the local area
Creative design and installation management
Fully immersive event
Carefully planned logistics to accommodate for hotel guests
Worked with world class Hilton chefs to put their bespoke, seasonal creations in the forefront of the displays
A beach side location calls for unique theming
Our role was to design, create and install themed areas within the event. The theming was based around the South Coast with a beach inspired Dessert station, New Forest themed Charcuterie and Cheese area and a Seafood live cooking demonstration. We worked alongside the Hilton Worldwide creative team of Chefs to create these special themed areas which were to be both functional and creative, allowing them to cook and serve their creations from.
The styling included over two tonnes of play sand and two tonnes of wooden bark chipping. The ballroom is on the third floor, so this required some careful logistical planning. Also included was a four metre replica Oak tree, a full size Beach hut, giant deckchair, giant bucket and spade and lots of smaller touches such as wooden log slices specially prepared for serving from and a giant fresh fish ice tray.
On the day
A truly immersive event
We delivered 'above and beyond the clients vision'. Creating some really effective and visual areas within the event, making guests engage with the creative Chef teams. The theming went some way towards creating a truly immersive event, which showcased both the abilities and facilities of the Hilton Worldwide team and the brand new Bournemouth location.