Greenscape Design & Décor’s Gilded Winter Wonderland décor design set the backdrop for over 60 holiday events and festive celebrations at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Vancouver in 2015. By developing one unified theme that permeated all the event spaces and elements: food, drinks, décor, entertainment and interactive activities, we were able to assist the Shangri-La in offering the highest level of value and a very exclusive experience to their clients.
The winning idea was to “bring the outside in” and incorporate the surrounding West Coast landscape of the Shangri-La in an organic, gilded display reminiscent of mountainous Whistler forests full of sparkling snow.
The design concept was inspired by a fresh snowfall and the desire to bring our famous Canadian winters to the city. The hotel is always decorated for the holidays, but this year the goal was to create an authentic local experience that that would make the Shangri-La a holiday destination. The events commenced with the festive tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment and a menu of regional delights that were “rooted in nature” with locally and ethically sourced ingredients. Clusters of sparkling forests could be seen glittering from the streets at night, and were complemented with warm fur throws, pillows and custom wood furniture, for a relaxing and cozy experience throughout the hotel.
The Shangri-La Hotel is Vancouver’s only AAA 5 Diamond property, and the visuals needed to reflect that elite status, while introducing authentic elements of a Canadian winter, yet also providing a twist on traditional Christmas décor. The final concept of Gilded Winter Wonderland offered a fusion of traditional holiday elements with rustic West Coast touches, using layers of décor to reflect both of these objectives.
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