Experiential Treasures

 
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Our gift to you as the season of giving approaches: two treasures we’re loving right now. While #teamPARTNER are experts at customer experience, we are also experts in something else: New York City. Whether born and raised here or avid explorers, we are constantly searching for experiential (new & slightly hidden) treasures in this city. What are we currently excited about? Retail restaurants, because shopping and eating are two of our favorite things!

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Tucked into interior design powerhouse Roman & Williams Guild (photo above), and a few blocks from our office, you will find the La Franc table (top photo) at La Mercerie. Smooth leather, bright wood, and custom florals adorn this 6-8 person table available for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. While this isn’t a private room, you will feel a world away from the restaurant 30 feet away. A designated server will oversee your experience in the heart of this design sanctuary while enjoying elevated French café fare from celebrated Chef Marie-Aude Rose. Did we mention everything on your table is available for purchase (photo below)? Talk about #dinnergoals!

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Perched atop a 6 story glass, steel and brick structure, RH Rooftop Restaurant is an oasis in the Meatpacking district (housed in the former Pastis space) and a collaboration with the furniture store formerly known as Restoration Hardware. This new rooftop restaurant offers a "seasonal, ingredient-driven menu". As one would expect from the luxe furniture store, the restaurant is adorned with manicured shrubbery, crystal chandeliers and elegant furniture (photo below). Did we mention there is a wine terrace with striking views of downtown Manhattan? Unlike at La Mercerie however, none of the furniture is for sale at RH Rooftop.

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We want to hear from you, what are your favorite experiential treasures in your city?!

Keep exploring!
-Team PARTNER

Photo Credit: rwguild, La Mercerie Cafe, RH

 

360 Degrees of 3D Fun

 
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Do you think about 3D printing…yourself? We are long past boxy photobooths that fit four people (maybe five if you squeeze!) Are we dating ourselves now? Today, opportunities for shareable moments at events start at GIF photo booths and green screens and go way beyond. What if your guests want something more…something tangible?

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This is where photo booths and 3D printing make magic at events. Step 1: take a 360 degree photo shareable via social media for immediate satisfaction. Step 2: wait a few weeks while the photo falls down your Insta feed. Step 3: get a package in snail mail of a 3D printed half foot model of yourself, translated pixel by pixel from the 360 degree photo (see photos above). Talk about a tangible memory!

Next time you head to an event, choose your outfit wisely because it may be immortalized forever!

Say cheese!
-Team PARTNER

Photo Credit: beheld3d, shapifymylife

 

60 Floors Above Manhattan

 
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Sometimes the stars align and timing is right to be one of the first to plan an amazing evening in Union Square Hospitality’s first-ever event space. A client looking for the ideal location for their NY launch approached #teamPARTNER the same week Bay Room opened its doors. Seriously we were the 2nd large event in the space! What did we do with this lucky timing? We brought in color, glowing furniture and covered pillars in florals!

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We did mention Bay Room is 60 floors above downtown Manhattan with oversized windows and breathtaking views, right? These windows provided the ideal branding opportunity with a stunning backdrop. Six sponsor logos each over 4 feet wide decorated a section, with the main sponsor brands located behind the stage. (see above) We didn't stop there, blue and silver balloons arched over the stage, adding a playful branding element to this important launch. Ombre uplights, a large step and repeat, and a metallic blue carpet aisle runner brought the room together. (see below)

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Full of knowledge and excitement, guests traveled west as the sun set, surprised yet again by the view. Striking south, west and north (twilight) views greeted them for a celebratory cocktail reception. Giant pillars covered in floor-to-ceiling greenery with ombre accents were center stage as guests enjoyed bites from Union Square Hospitality (see top). Glowing furniture added to the ambiance as sponsor logos reflected on the windows, almost becoming a part of the skyline. (see below)

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When the stars align (or even when they don't), let your imagination run wild and have all the fun you can to create an epic event.

Have some fun!
-Team PARTNER

Photo Credit: blink

 

The Top 500 People in Events

 
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BizBash recently announced their inaugural list of The Top 500 People in Events, representing the best of the event industry in North America. To quote Bizbash (THE event industry media source), the Top 500 “give those of us not at their events FOMO. And some of them truly change the world.” In the company of industry leaders and friends, PARTNER Productions is humbled to announce our CEO, Diana Tsao, made the list!

Together with her dream team, Diana has transformed the face of international Chinese corporations entertaining in NYC. When Chinese companies IPO in NYC, they frequently trust PARTNER to produce their listing day celebrations because of our unique understanding of Chinese culture, Chinese people, Mandarin speaking skills and experience producing exceptional events at the highest level.

Thank you for recognizing Diana and #teamPartner. So honored and thrilled. Champagne for everyone! 🍾

Congratulations Diana (and the other 499 professionals)!
-Team PARTNER

 

Award Season Details

 
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Gold statues, elaborate gowns, passionate speeches. Award season is upon us! With it brings a flurry of over-the-top events that make you want to grab some popcorn while reading about every beautiful detail. Thankfully, Bizbash's "28 Splashy Decor Ideas From the Week's Biggest Parties" is a good place to start for Emmy party coverage. From feeding the masses to breathtaking venues (we see you NoMad!), we are enjoying each and every detail.

HBO - This floral carpet is the thing dreams are made of (see main photo above). Ok, maybe our dreams? HBO's Emmy party ran with the Garden of Eden theme with said carpet surrounded by lush floral designs, custom 25ft walls and art installations.

Governors Ball - Mixing things up this year, organizers decided to move away from a seated dinner (last year's was a record breaker). Instead guests enjoyed small bites while mixing and mingling "under the stars" (over 28,000 LEDs hung overhead-pictured below). With a staff of more than 250 chefs, 20 executive chefs, 50 bartenders and 600 servers this was certainly a well-oiled machine.

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Hulu - Lush velvet, branded gold accents and vending machines- we expect nothing less from The NoMad and Hulu. Oh did we mention the late night burgers? What a party!

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Whether you fall in love with a carpet or a couture dress on the red carpet, remember, it's all in the details!

Here's to award season!
-Team PARTNER

Photo Credit: BizBash