Proud Experiences Reception Shines with Pride
The JW Marriott Essex House New York beamed with pride while hosting a reception for Proud Experiences (a travel tradeshow focusing on the LGBTQ+ industry) last year, in June 2022. The hotel hired Kaleidoscope Vue Consulting who created “A Night in Versailles” themed evening.
Upon arrival at the hotel, guests saw a welcoming mural spelling ESSEX HOUSE with pride color roses, which was displayed in the lobby for the entire month of June.
When the 200+ guests entered the majestic ballroom, they were invited to jump into a “living picture frame” including lush florals in the pride colors along with models dressed in 17th century French period costumes.
Other installations included a Rose Bar and a photo booth with Versailles’s famous Hall of Mirrors as a backdrop.
The highlight of the evening was a special show featuring former contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race – Shannel, MizCracker, and Willam.
The hotel received rave reviews from guests as well as the organizers of Proud Experiences.
PROUD Experiences is an annual 3 day conference that brings together colleagues from the travel & lifestyle sectors to expand their LGBTQ+ understanding and connect with like-minded peers through education, engagement and connections.