Friday, September 25, 2009 at 06:02PM
As we approach the second half of the year, AZA Events is pleased to announce our accomplishments we have thus far. We are pleased to share with you the many successful events and programs, especially the past Honeywell 2009 Users Group Conference in June. Honeywell Process Solutions meet yearly, bringing roughly a 1,000 people together for their Annual Conference. This year, the events took place at the gorgeous, luxury property – the JW Marriott Desert Ridge and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.
The program kicked off with a subtle evening poolside at the Marriott, filled with beach serenity, soft colors, all reflecting a Newport Beach Style themed evening. Freestanding Lifeguard Stands, Full-Sized Surfboards, and actual Lifeguard Stands were positioned throughout the event space creating ambiance and character. Tables were adorned with Royal, Light, and Ocean Blues accented with shell and sand hurricane centerpieces. This was just the right way to welcome the guests to their guests to a great week filled with fun!
On Tuesday of the program, the guests entered their own Wizarding World of Honeywell. We transformed the resort pool into a mystifying encounter with the magical life of Harry Potter and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As the “muggles” entered the event, they were welcomed by Platform 9 ¾ Station and the Hogwarts Train. With the sounds of train whistles in the background, the guests traveled into the village of fun! Greeted by Harry Potter and Dumbledore Look-a-Likes they were each given a custom-made Marauder’s Map. Throughout the space, loads of entertainment was arranged such as Magic Lesson Stations, a Make-Your-Own-Wizard-Hat-and-Cape Station with talking Sorting Hat, HP Themed Interactive and Video Games, Green Screen Photography, Potion Bars, Caricaturists, Face Painters, and Magicians. This fantasy land of Harry Potter came to life right before their very eyes with broomsticks and enlarged spiders hung from existing palms, elongated tables decorated with wizard hats and HP decor, custom tree creations, traveling vignettes, and themed facades. This Wizarding World of Honeywell was created from the ground up and truly came to life with the mystical characters, eye-catching décor, and an evening full of fun for everyone!
We are not over quite yet! The program continued into the Thursday’s Final Night Gala event which took place on property in the newly finished Grand Saguaro Ballroom. Tables were adorned with Gold Pintuck Linens, paired with alternating white and black china sets per table, and accompanied with Merlot Lamour Napkins. The centerpiece designs were hand-crafted with numerous white vases, assorted florals, black Zen-inspired pieces, and assorted white and black rock. The Dinner Entertainment kicked off with the titled performance, “A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John” performed by Philip Myers Band. “Our Song” by Elton John launched the show, entertaining guests throughout the course of their plated dinner. Vignettes of both Billy and Elton vamped the crowd, rounding out the evening with a combined performance and Dueling Pianos set. The guests were dancing singing, dancing and congaing throughout the ballroom. Lynard Skynard’s old favorite “Sweet Home Alabama” began playing and guests had no idea what was in store next. Midway through the song, the curtains flanking the side of the room dropped and our After Hours Club 6-piece Band combined with the tune, rounding out the rest of the song. Guests then transitioned into the After Hours Club, set with vibrant and electric colored lighting, bouncing off all sections of the walls and combined with stage up lit décor. White lounge furniture sections, retro circular designs, and lava lamps dressed the room for a party to last all night.
The Honeywell program gives AZA Events the chance to create memorable, awe-inspiring events that will be remembered for years to come. We could not have done this without the dedication of our team, valuable partners, and purveyors.
"AZA did an amazing job again for us this year. Our customers and their families were mesmerized by our Harry Potter theme night and the audience members were on their seats, dancing and singing away to the Billy Joel/Elton John Tribute. We rely on AZA to make the events special and memorable and they never let us down"
-Honeywell Process Solutions, Director of Events