The 323-guestroom Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East is in Jinqiao Export Processing Zone, or the ‘Green City’ of Biyun, located next to a beautiful park and canal. It is approximately 45 minutes drive from both Pudong and Hongqiao International Airports, making it an ideal venue for business gatherings but its surroundings and facilities also make it a popular wedding venue.
The hotel’s event facilities include a magnificent, 655 square metre Grand Ballroom on the fifth floor. The pillar-less space can be divided or reshaped for a variety of activities including corporate events, conferences and dinners and wedding banquets, catering for up to 600 guests as a theatre setup; 420 guests in banqueting mode; 513 guests as a ‘classroom’ or 550 guests for cocktails.
In order to maximise yield and to reduce the time taken to reconfigure the space, the hotel needed a truly versatile lighting system that could be refocused, altered for different scenes or used to break the ballroom area into zones, quickly and safely. Lucent-Lit specified 144 RCL DR2 remote controlled spotlights, which are adjustable in pan, tilt and lighting level from the floor of the ballroom, with the added advantage that there is no need for ladders.