Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney has unveiled the $6 million refurbishment of its 668-square-metre Grand Ballroom, an elegant space inspired by the iconic silhouettes and sculptural elegance of Sydney’s two most famous landmarks – the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
The new Grand Ballroom’s ceiling features four crystal chandeliers in a series of oval recesses that features 2,000 glowing crystal rods that are hand-crafted from alabaster.
Equipped with the latest technology, the ballroom’s lighting, sound and audio-visual system are controlled through a wireless iPad, while 69 light-emitting diode (LED) ceiling lights can be individually remote controlled to highlight table centrepieces or specific areas of an event. Complimentary WiFi is also available throughout the facility.
Shangri-La Sydney general manager Franz Donhauser said, “We’re very excited about our new Grand Ballroom which is rich in detail and reflects the story behind The Rocks, one of Australia’s most historic districts. It is wonderful that we’re able to combine the elegance that Shangri-La is known for around the world with a special venue that truly reflects our iconic position along Sydney harbour.”
The reception area
AB Concept, a Hong Kong-based design company led by co-founders Mr. Ed Ng and Mr. Terence Ngan, were specially appointed for the project having earned a reputation around the world as a luxury atelier of contemporary design and architectural precision.
A wedding set-up
The Grand Ballroom, located on level B of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is able to accommodate up to 850 guests for cocktail receptions and 500 guests for banquets. In addition, business settings in classroom, boardroom or theatre style seating are offered in conjunction with creative solutions and expert advice from a team of event professionals.