Hyatt Regency Sydney celebrated the venue's relaunch with a spectacular event on Thursday 9th March. The aim of the evening was to wow 300 VIP guests at its official opening, showcasing the outstanding services the world-class venue has to offer in the events space.
Providing a truly sensory experience, the in-house Staging Connections team worked closely with Hyatt Regency Sydney as their event services partner to introduce the Sydney venue as Australia’s largest upscale hotel. A dazzling cocktail event showcased the Grand Ballroom, a space capable of hosting 1000 guests, using world-class AV technology to create a space of intrigue and delight, full of energising experiences.
Spicenews reported amongst the 300 special guests was the NSW Minister for Planning, Honorable Anthony Roberts, the NSW Minister for Land and Forestry, Honorable Peter Toole, Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase as well as local and international media and corporate partners from around Australia.
Speaking to the audience, Hyatt’s CEO and President, Mark Hoplamazian said the Hyatt Regency Sydney was a key flagship hotel within their portfolio.
The Grand Ballroom reflected the stylish Hyatt brand and ‘hive’ logo and demonstrated the flexibility and versatility of the massive space. Multiple custom hexagons hung high above guests with projected images flowing from one hexagon to the next adding elegant movement and flow to the room. Decorative scenic panels added texture to the various stage environments, with the centre stage playing host to whimsical features with stunning projection mapping on a grand piano.
Tim Morgan, General Manager – Strategic Partnerships – Staging Connections, said the event was a huge success for the newly appointed event services team.
“The team really went above and beyond, providing all audio visual, theming, digital products, projection mapping, lighting, additional room features and a special request Kombi Van dessert area. We were thrilled with the results and are excited to showcase more premier events in the future,” said Mr Morgan.
The evening’s entertainment included five aerial acrobatic performers in a specially designed routine, using the newly installed dynamic rigging points, as well as entertainment by an indigenous fusion act, and music from MC, singer and radio personality, David Campbell. Unique kitchen stations provided guests with culinary wonders, from a 50kg Tuna carved on demand, to a delicate cheese tasting.
Hyatt Regency Sydney has undergone a $250 million redevelopment and transformation to become the largest premium hotel in Australia. Staging Connections has secured a new hotel partnership with Hyatt Regency Sydney as their in-house event services partner.
With world class meeting and event facilities, Hyatt Regency Sydney has over 3,700Sqm of new state of the art meeting space for conferencing, meetings and events. Overlooking views of Sydney’s Darling Harbour, including an 850 Sqm Grand Ballroom, all with natural light and a spacious plenary area, which can accommodate up to 1800 people. The hotel has 25 new function spaces, all fully equipped with Wi-Fi, audio visual facilities and a wide range of events and catering services.