Around 350 of Sydney’s event industry elite turned out to witness the unveiling of Hilton Sydney’s latest multimillion-dollar development, a new conference and event space spanning three levels. Whilst experiencing the new state-of-the-art AV and technology installed by Encore Event Technologies (previously Staging Connections), guests were also treated to a host of stylish extras including entertainment by Opera Australia, MC’ing by singer Rob Mills, a four-course banquet menu, as well as delicious cocktails from their popular Marble Bar and Zeta menus.

Working closely with Hilton Sydney as the in-house AV and event services provider, Encore were tasked with showcasing three newly refurbished event spaces designed by Joseph Pang. The purpose of the launch function was to reiterate the hotel’s commitment to providing diverse and world-class event venues and service and demonstrate the countless possibilities the new spaces provide event professionals. 

Encore’s in-house team at Hilton Sydney provided the full suite of AV services for the C&E Showcase and collaborated with the event team to create interactive centrepieces.

The team installed high-end audio-visual services to complement the architecturally designed spaces, through customised screens and placeholders to demonstrate what possibilities the new refurbished levels could accommodate. An ultra-widescreen projection blend screen that expanded the full 29.5m width of the Grand Ballroom highlighted the impressive expanse of the space. Customised backgrounds and Hilton Sydney logo were superimposed over the screen, ensuring the projections had a clear quality.

Stylish and subtle event styling allowed the architectural and design features of the new event spaces to be fully appreciated by guests.

Table settings incorporated elements and ingredients from each course, with the centrepieces swapped prior to dessert to include edible sweets and small petit fours hidden inside the centrepiece, adding an interactive aspect to the styling. 

Special Touches

In a special offering Encore provided Hilton Sydney with a powerful social media platform, Event Feed, allowing attendees to interact with each other and the venue throughout the evening. This added application amplified social media engagement by encouraging attendees to post about their experiences, and allowed for prize winners to be selected at the end of the evening.

The Outcome

Encore produced a seamless and successful event for Hilton Sydney. Guests were immersed in the hotel’s elegance through a tour of each of the three new levels, before entertainment by the Opera Australia’s two principal artists Julia Lea Goodwin and Simon Kim, accompanist, John Haddock and the Opera Australia Brass, was provided and a lavish four-course banquet was served.

The client was impressed and thrilled with the state-of-the-art AV and technology provided by Encore allowing guests to fully experience and appreciate the new spaces. 


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