There are times when it is important for events to reflect a marketing message or branding is innovative and future forward. That's when it pays for event planners to pull out all the stops and select ultra-modern event venues to underscore their theme.
What does it take to create a futuristic venue? Is it unique architecture, stunning views, state-of-the-art technology?
Today we'll travel around the globe and feature 5 futuristic event venues that are available for special and corporate events. We'll also take a glimpse at 1 that is in development and 3 that are still on the drawing board.
1. Searcys at The Gherkin
On the 39th Floor of Norman Foster's iconic Gherkin building, Searcys offers 360-degree panoramic views of London. Searcys can accommodate groups of 260 for receptions and 144 for dining.
Private Dining can be arranged on the 38th floor for up to 25 for receptions and 16 for seated affairs.
2. The Deck, National Theatre Building
Located at the National Theatre building, The Deck can accommodate 120 for receptions, 100 for presentations and 80 for dining. Guests will enjoy spectacular views of The Thames and landmarks like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Gherkin and The London Eye. The open plan provides access to the large terrace.
An Event at The Deck
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3. Yas Viceroy Hotel, Yas Island
Located on Yas Island, the home of the Ferrari World and the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit, Yas Viceroy Hotels striking architecture provides the wow factor that is a perfect fit for luxury cars events and events for other high end brands.
There are 16 event venues ranging from boardrooms to ballrooms and a rooftop pool deck that provides stunning views of the marina.
4. Marina Bay Sands
This gleaming addition to the Singapore skyline, which was a S$3.85-billion investment, offers a range of venues for events of every size....40 event venues in total. Event, conference and meeting planners can select from exhibition halls, meeting rooms and ballrooms of various sizes.
For private dining, there are 6 restaurants showcasing the cuisine of celebrity chefs and 8 fine-dining restaurants.
5. Michael Lee Chin Crystal, Royal Ontario Museum
Underwritten by Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur, Michael Lee-Chin, his $30-million donation was used to fashion an addition to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). It shimmers in the sunlight and reflects the ROM's prestigious gem collection. For the opening, 3 stages were erected at the base of the crystal for the gala, concert and light show.
Event planners can use the ROM for events ranging in size from breakfast meetings and small private dinners to receptions for 3,500 that involve exclusive use of the museum.
The Shape of Things to Come
To spark your imagination, here are 3 event venues with a futuristic feel that will be taking shape in the near future.
- 10 Star Hotel
- Aldar Headquarters ("Coin Building")
Recognized as the "Most Futuristic Design of 2008," the 23-story "coin building" opened in 2010. The world's first circular skyscraper is the headquarters of Aldar, developers of Yas Island, Ferrari World and many other landmarks.
The building on Al Raha Beach has been designated for mixed commercial and leisure use and space on the Northern plaza has been earmarked for two food and beverage outlets. With its landscaped plaza and sea-bound boardwalk, it will be interesting to watch these venues take shape.
Zayed National Museum
Zayed National Museum is dedicated to the memory late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who unified 7 emirates into United Arab Emirates. The museum, which will be surrounded by water and set in landscaped gardens, will take shape on Saadiyat Island and tell the Sheikh's story.
This brief video gives a glimpse into Sheikh Zayed's legacy and profiles its futuristic design that reflects his love of falconry.
Location to be Decided
- Remistudio Ark Hotel