Encore Event Technologies Group Pty Ltd.

07/08/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/07/2024 20:25

Hilton Sydney and Encore lead the way with an innovative AV offering and dining-first event approach

Hilton Sydney and Encore lead the way with an innovative AV offering and dining-first event approach

July 8, 2024
News Release

Hilton Sydney launches 'made-to-order' culinary concept at annual events showcase: leads the way with Encore's innovative AV offering and dining-first event approach

Sydney, NSW - 5 July, 2024 - Hilton Sydneyhas unveiled a display of culinary excellence and audiovisual innovation at its annual event showcase in collaboration withleading event production and AV companyEncore Event Technologies, ushering in a new era of memorable events at Hilton Sydney.

Media, stakeholders and buyers enjoyed a feast for the senses at the event showcase with seven speciality food stations including caviar and Peking duck, interactive live food displays, premium Champagnes, wines, cocktails and sakes from around the world and a stellar line up of live entertainment.

Japanese drummers welcomed guests before being treated to an interactive live tuna cutting ceremony by Ishii San and Ryu Toru and a taste of the delectable sashimi. Entertainment included performances by a string duo and flutist and bands Bermuda Social and Larger than Lions.

Hilton Sydney has long been one of Australia's premium event venues for large scale events in the business and events arena with cutting-edge audio-visual capabilities and world-class facilities.

Now, under the direction of Executive chef, Hamish Neale, Hilton Sydney has unveiled a new, innovative event food and beverage concept that can be as big, bold and dramatic as budget allows. Underpinned by innovation, a global influence and unrestricted creativity, the changes are set to attract people looking to impress on the food front.

Executive chef, Hamish Neale said,

"Event organisers place so much time, money and investment into organising quality, bespoke events only to be faced with generic food packages that can often be restrictive or uninspired and this is absolutely not the case at Hilton Sydney."

"Australians have an incredibly sophisticated palate and we are lucky to have some of the best produce in the world on our doorstep so our food philosophy has always been to celebrate this. We are dedicated to ensuring that no matter where you dine in our hotel you will be experiencing an unforgettable culinary experience."

"My vision was to create a collaborative menu approach where we can work together to build a culinary offering truly catered to the audience and event. There are no barriers on how big we can go. Whether you want a live tuna carving demonstration by a Japanese master before serving melt-in your mouth sashimi, a caviar station with matching Champagnes or a fun sundae and chocolate fountain buffet, we can bring that vision and theatre to life", he said.

Encore, together with Hilton Sydney, also launched new creative production innovations at the immersive showcase which include incredible uses and applications of light and LED to create theatrical moments, presentations, theming and pathways.

New products include Flown LED Banners, which demonstrate the creative applications of LED like the ability to cover lighting rigging with animated content and Ayrton Rivale Profiles, which are superior moving lights that command attention with stunning colour beams and texture FX around the room.

Further innovations include Astera Titan Tubes, which are battery powered and programable tube lights that can create interactive pathways; Projection mapping which capitalises on existing room surfaces to create high impact digital theming and Prolights Diamondbacks which are used for stunning strobes, beams, and creative lighting FX.

Finally, Animated Holding Graphics which enables bespoke content to play across multiple custom screens and delivers themed content specially designed to meet the event's vision and proceedings.

Malcolm Zancanaro, General Manager of Hilton Sydney said,

"Encore's partnership with Hilton Sydney allows us to offer an enhanced guest experience with access to new, unique and immersive technologies which include incredible uses and applications of light and LED to create theatrical moments, presentations, theming and pathways. Our guests have unrivalled access to some of the world's most advanced technologies to create events that are a cut above the rest."

"Now, coupled with a best-in-class food and beverage offering led by the same team that runs our esteemed, glass brasserie, Hilton Sydney is paving the way for an unmatched event experience."