Last week, I was pleased to receive an invite from Ms. Aimee Lagman, Assistant Marketing Communications Manager of Marriott Hotel Manila, for the launch of Marriott Grand Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in the Philippines. Stellarly written, the e-invitation read “Journey the cosmic space of the newest facility with an out-of-this-world entertainment and superior culinary fête. Attire: Out of this world. On July 3, 2015 at 6:30PM, we are taking off in 5, 4, 3, 2…See you in space!”
As soon as my eyes met the end of the line, I felt excited and looked forward to the “wow” factor Marriott Grand Ballroom had yet to unleash. For sure, there would be creative genius infused as part of the theme. I imagined starry decorations, black lights, and glow-in-the-dark costumes all inside a dark hall into a “galaxy” far, far away.
The day finally came and it was time to enjoy the party. It was Friday night after a busy day at work, after all! In this post, let me share with you the five things I loved most about the Marriott Grand Ballroom Launch (Cocktail Party Event). 🙂
5 Things I Loved About The Marriott Grand Ballroom Launch
1. Suspense Injected in the Entrance Intro
Unlike regular cocktail parties, Marriott Grand Ballroom event director’s sense of creativity must be really up there when it comes to offering suspense from the entrance point of guests. While waiting for event’s launch, I spent time catching up with my blogger friends. We were offered food and drinks outside and were left wondering on what was to come.
Later, all guests gathered to the end of the waiting hall and positioned cameras to capture the moment. Ushered into a space warp, we saw nothing but darkness and flash was not allowed. Apparently, we have entered a black hole where glittered lights/stars through the walls and high ceiling with matching the sound effects were revealed. Wow! It was amazing and thrilling to witness! With all the drama, we knew we were ready for the lift off—to outer space. 😛
2. Largest Ballroom with 8,000 Square Meters of Function Space
As mentioned, Marriott Manila Grand Ballroom is now the largest ballroom in the country. This makes it a great venue for weddings, meetings, conventions, exhibitions, and other large-scale social events. Its main ballroom (occupying 3,000 sqm) can house 4,000 guests for cocktails and 2,500 guests on a banquet setup.
3. High-tech Interior Design
Marriott Manila Grand Ballroom is fitted with not only the most glamorous and exquisite design but also with world class state-of-the-art technology. It’s the only ballroom by far that uses SkyFold Technology that consists of vertical folding partitions from the ceiling and 176 programmable pillow ceiling lights. Wow! I loved the variety of colors and lights used to amp a “space” effect; they looked so enchanting. ♥♥♥
4. Unique Performances on Stage
With the large venue and complementing decorations in place, the performers on stage showed fantastic exhibitions with their unique dance choreography. The crowd went “oohs” and “aahs” over the different acts demonstrated. In the end, Marriott Hotel Manila executives were introduced and Mr. Bruce Winton, General Manager at Marriott International, gave a short but meaningful speech.
5. Gastronomic Feast
Last but definitely not the least, we had a gastronomic feast in the Marriott Grand Ballroom grand launch. 🙂 There were no rocket-ship sandwiches, but delightful cocktail food and drinks were served. We had different kinds of ham and cheese, bread, seafood, Peking duck rolls, and beef caldereta among others. They were classy, tasty, and substantial enough for dinner. 🙂
About Marriott Hotel Manila
Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila, located directly opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. The hotel currently offers 342 spacious guestrooms and suites and will open the West Wing in early 2016 adding an additional 228 luxuriously appointed rooms.
MARRIOTT GRAND BALLROOM
Marriott Hotel Manila | Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay, Philippines 1309
Website: www.manilamarriott.com | Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Numbers: 632.988.9999 loc. 8260/8299, 632.988.9946