On Thursday 12th January 2017, Battersea Evolution in the heart of Battersea Park will host ‘Hospitality Rocks’, a post-Christmas party like no other. Created exclusively for those working within the hospitality and events industry over the busy festive period, Hospitality Rocks will give these hard working people the opportunity to celebrate their own Christmas party in style.
Raising funds for two worthy charities, The Springboard Charity and Hospitality Action, Hospitality Rocks will have an exotic ‘Carnivale’ theme, featuring a heady mix of culinary and sensory influences from South America; from Day of the Dead to Mardi Gras, from Capoeira to Samba. Walking through the vibrant streets of Carnivale, guests will experience an immersive South American favela street setting, while entertainers will tower from above with dazzling jewelled feathers and a dark twist of Dia de los Muertos. The aromas of street food will tempt guests to the street food stalls, before a giant glittering Carnivale mask lures them into the street parade. An explosion of glitter and streamers will fall from the sky as guests arrive into the venues impressive dining space for a lavish feast.
Following a canapé reception, guests will be seated for an exquisite three-course dinner, prepared on-site by the award-winning caterers Smart Hospitality whilst being entertained by cirque acts, dancers, drummers and acrobats. As the dinner draws to a close, the real party lies in wait. Guests will be treated to an array of after-dinner entertainment which will include the opportunity to sing with karaoke phenomenon ‘Rockaoke’ on the main stage and become a star for the night. Adding to the revelry, the Hospitality Rocks will feature Day of the Dead dancers, pumping DJ sets, casino tables and fairground dodgems. The production, lighting and effects will leave guests feeling like they’ve just experienced a West End show.
Greg Lawson, CEO of Smart Group, said: “After running Christmas parties for over 20 years, I can’t remember the last Christmas party that I attended. We in the industry just don’t get the chance to celebrate and party ourselves. Following the stresses and heady times of Christmas, the New Year seemed the perfect opportunity for us to bring the industry together to celebrate and using the Christmas theme from December we can offer an extraordinary product to our mates in the industry and at mates rates! With everyone’s support we hope the event will become an annual occasion and be the tonic that everyone needs to start the year on the right note.”
Sponsored by Syft, a temporary staffing solution for the hospitality industry in London, Hospitality Rocks is set to become an annual fixture on the hospitality industry’s social calendar.