Staging Connections wins contract for Sydney’s newest events venue
After a comprehensive tender process, Four Points by Sheraton Sydney have appointed Staging Connections as the sole in-house audio visual and event services provider for the much anticipated Four Points Darling Harbour, due to open in June 2016.
David Fraser, General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Sydney commented that the partnership represents the venue’s commitment to providing world-class events in NSW.
“Four Point’s ongoing partnership with Staging Connections is indicative of our commitment to providing unique and outstanding event facilities. Staging Connections demonstrated their industry leading services and passion for creating innovative events during the tender process,” said Mr Fraser.
Tony Chamberlain, Managing Director, Staging Connections was delighted to announce the appointment.
“We are proud to have been selected and will work closely with Four Points by Sheraton Sydney to ensure that Staging Connections more than delivers on our commitment to provide world-class event services to their clients and also to generate significant commercial revenues for Four Points,” said Mr Chamberlain.
The $200 million redevelopment of the 161 Sussex Street hotel includes the construction of a new 3,667 square metre convention space making it one of the largest hotel convention spaces in Australia. Additionally a new accommodation tower will take the total number of guest rooms to 905.
The latest generation control systems run throughout the 27 event spaces enabling a seamless connection of audio, vision and lighting systems in each room. The two ballrooms have integrated rigging systems paving the way for a highly flexible events space and enabling all technology, branding and theming to be custom designed for every occasion. An oversize car hoist will allow vehicles to be suspended from the ceiling for events in the ballroom.
These new spaces, in partnership with the hotel, will enable Staging Connections to offer clients a total event management solution from audio visual, styling and theming, set design, through to the latest in digital, webcasting and social media services.
Staging Connections have appointed Nathan Ryan as on-site Sales Manager to deliver events at the venue. He has over 13 years’ experience at Staging Connections managing many of their largest venue operations. With Nathan’s depth of big event experience in both corporate and exhibitions, along with his strong relationships with key members of the Four Points team, he will manage the in-house team to deliver the highest standard of event delivery.
The agreement for the provision of event services at the new Four Points is the 34th major contract awarded to Staging Connections in the past 12 months. Additional new and renewed contracts include Starwood Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Pan Pacific Hotels Group, as well as new signings Novotel Brighton Beach, Sea World Resort and Water Park, Swissotel Sydney, Stamford Grand Adelaide and Stamford Plaza Adelaide.