Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India:Park Hyatt Chennai, in association with Volvo Artemis Cars, broke ground this New Year’s eve with a spectacular evening bringing together the best of entertainment, food & beverage into one power packed evening.
Converting this intimate hotel into a concert venue was no small task, and the entire team worked tirelessly to bring about this dramatic change. The central courtyard transformed into an expansive dance floor and impressive performance venue, ensconced by the theatrical Flying Elephant, the intimate Dining Room, the bespoke Apartment and the elegant lobby. For the first time ever, all venues converged as one, to create an experience that catered to every guests’ desires. Dramatic technical effects including three-dimensional projection, stereophonic sound and cold pyrotechnics accentuated the evening.
With an entertainment lineup featuring the best of the best, the chefs at Park Hyatt Chennai went all out to deliver a gourmet feast showcasing a kaleidoscope of International and Indian delicacies while exhibiting the finest on offer at the hotel’s outlets. Park Hyatt Chennai’s very own Ptissier, Chef Fabien Berteau enticed guests with his avant-garde display of the finest desserts in town as they adorned the grand staircase. He seamlessly blended classical temptations with modern delights incorporating molecular gastronomy and provided guests a sweet ending to 2013.
At the core of the evening, was a larger than life profusion of entertainment curated by the Park Hyatt Chennai team. The Flying Elephant’s very own DJ Griffin warmed up the crowd, while DVJ Dave Zobhaa mesmerized guests with his skillful blend of graphics, video and music. Sivamani’s inventive percussion and magical ability to generate beats from just about anything took energies to another level. This collective musical mlange, showcasing Chennai’s talent electrified the stage in preparation for Priyanka Chopra’s landmark countdown performance.
Priyanka Chopra’s show stopping performance left the audience spellbound as she dramatically descended from a landscaped canopy into a sea of awaiting fans. Her interactive performance across multiple stages had her flowing right through the audience. Her mesmerizing show seamlessly transitioned, from the energy of an international concert to the best of her Bollywood hits and a tribute to celebrating “Chennai style”, with a flair that only Priyanka could pull off.
Memorable Quotes from the evening:
“What an amazing night and what a superb way to bring in 2014! The crowd at the Park Hyatt, Chennai was tremendous… hugely responsive, supportive and with fabulous, unstoppable energy… they truly inspired me as a performer! As a team - Sivamani sir, DJ Dave & DJ Griffin and the team at Park Hyatt, Chennai, we set out to create a memorable night and going by the response we all received, the evening was a super success. Thank you Chennai for being such a wonderful audience… you’ve given me a great start to 2014!” – Priyanka Chopra
“It was so special to be back home and performing this new year for namma Chennai at this wonderful venue created by the Park Hyatt team.” Sivamani
“As a thespian turned hotelier, working with this caliber of talent was beyond my wildest dreams. The team at Park Hyatt Chennai dared to dream big and inspire everyone involved to make this happen. Mr. Sivamani’s skills were remarkable to witness. Ms. Chopra’s attention to detail, artistic vision and quest for perfection pushed us all as a team to go above and beyond to deliver something that I truly hope my fellow Chennaites will cherish and remember.” Amit Mahtaney, developer, Park Hyatt Chennai
“I’m proud to have choreographed the biggest and best ever new year celebration, hosted by Park Hyatt Chennai. Priyanka Chopra, Bollywood leading diva ruled Chennai… thalaiva style! It was the perfect cocktail to bring in the new year PC… thalaiva… she rocks and rules always.” Swaroop, Choreographer
About Park Hyatt Chennai:
Park Hyatt Chennai is the 30th hotel in the global collection of Park Hyatt and features 201 luxurious guestrooms, including 20 indulgent suites, all thoughtfully designed to create an inviting environment and contribute to the understated sophistication of the hotel. The hotel embraces the serenity of the surrounding Guindy National Park with the elegant and chic interiors creating a unique, luxuriant and calming ambience. The theatrical dining destination, spanning over seven levels of culinary delights, The Flying Elephant, has already won the heart of the city. From the Dining Room, the all-day dining restaurant authentic South Indian cuisine and our signature Western fare is plated. The Apartment, has since housed many experiential meetings & events, within its unique residential style banqueting spaces. The newly opened Antahpura Spa, offers indulgent treatment rooms and spacious wet areas interwoven with custom-made services enabling you to delve deep within your inner sanctum.
2013 Favourite New Business Hotel in India – Readers’ Travel Award – Cond⩩ Nast Traveller India
2013 Best Deluxe Luxury Hotel in Chennai – Today’s Traveller India
2013 World’s Best New Hotels & Spas - Cond Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2013
2013 Best New Luxury Hotel – HVS (HICSA) Hotel of the Year Award
About Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodation. Guests of Park Hyatt receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in several of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt is custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character. There are currently 30 Park Hyatt hotels in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Carlsbad, Chennai, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Hyderabad, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Ningbo, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich. parkhyatt.com.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt, Park Hyatt鮮, Andaz, Grand Hyattή, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Placeή and Hyatt House brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences™ and Hyatt Residence Club™. As of June 30, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 524 properties in 46 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
Shikha Singh, Director of Sales & Marketing, Park Hyatt Chennai, +91 8939871280