The 2015 White Lodging GM Conference was held February 12-15 at the newly opened JW Marriott Austin in Texas. General Managers from all White Lodging properties converged to celebrate successes and map out the future. Markey’s is pleased to have been the audiovisual provider for the fourth year in a row, and this event was all the more special, being the first major event in the new hotel for our Markey’s on-site event technology team.
The Conference consisted of a business session, an awards dinner, an expo hall and three after parties. For the business session, Markey’s stage design included ModDIm Panels and a regal podium. We used a full High Definition package to project, record and livestream the event, and robotic lighting was utilized.
Special effects included Co2 blasts and fog when the DeLorean was brought out, to replicate it arriving from the past as in the movie “Back to the Future."
For the after parties, lighting was key to the mood and décor, and Markey’s used over 131 lighting fixtures, both fixed and robotic, to accomplish this. Components included a range of Martin fixtures, Elation spots, Chauvets, and LED uplights. Markey’s also provided the sound systems for the parties, except in ballroom where the Doobie Brothers performed, as the band provided its own lighting and sound systems.