Mr and Mrs Smith’s 2017 Hotel Awards

With their annual Hotel Awards rolling around once again, hotel experts Mr and Mrs Smith were on the lookout for an intimate setting to host another unforgettable party. Downstairs at Carousel fit the bill perfectly, and we pulled out all the stops to make sure it was a night to remember.

Shuttlecock Inc had all bases covered, bringing Mr and Mrs Smith’s quirky awards categories to life through set design and immersive elements for everyone to get involved with. It all kicked off at the Pool with a View set, where guests could choose from a selection of herbs and spices to create their own olive oil infusions, before hanging out with the world’s hottest sauna survivors at the Most Spoiling Spa. Once adequately steamy, the guests found themselves in the World’s Sexiest Bedroom, with DJ Lauren Laverne on the decks, and the Best Date Night Bar, for the much anticipated awards.

We served canapés inspired by the global flavours of the nominated hotels, including pumpkin fritti with goats curd, thyme and truffle honey, and crispy pork belly in a fragrant Thai-style vinaigrette. In honour of the awards, our mixologists designed a punchy bespoke cocktail based on Sipsmith gin, which guests could have a go at making themselves.