Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation celebrating Lunar New Year, with lanterns, dragon and flowers, designed by Rebecca Chan Events.

Having been a patron for many years at Shangri-La Hotel, it was especially incredible to be able to design a Lunar New Year hotel lobby activation for them. We designed a special gold and red dragon for above the fireplace, the centrepiece of the lobby lounge. We then accented the dragon with fans and auspicious flowers. At the front entrance, we had a specially built structure to hang lanterns overhead. The credenza was decorated with a smaller dragon to mimic the one on the fireplace with contrasting flowers and fans.

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Lunar New Year Lobby Activation: The Fireplace

Guests who enjoy the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto’s lobby lounge get entertained with music, opulent food and beautiful decor. We knew our lobby activation for Lunar New Year would have to be just as sophisticated and elegant. We created this double-sided gold and red dragon to sit atop the fireplace, the lobby lounge’s focal point. Accented with fresh golden flowers and red fans, it was a beauty to behold!

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation celebrating Lunar New Year, with lanterns, dragon and flowers, designed by Rebecca Chan Events.
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation celebrating Lunar New Year, with lanterns, dragon and flowers, designed by Rebecca Chan Events.
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation celebrating Lunar New Year, with lanterns, dragon and flowers, designed by Rebecca Chan Events.

The fireplace is really the centrepiece of the lobby lounge, so we wanted to create a dramatic dragon that could be seen from all angles.

These coveted spots on the couch next to the dragon are definitely the best spots for a photo!

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation celebrating Lunar New Year, with lanterns, dragon and flowers, designed by Rebecca Chan Events.

Shangri-La Lobby Activation: Entrance Credenza

The front entrance is always a photo opp for guests. It is the first thing that greets them and is usually adorned with fresh floral arrangements. We wanted to create an awe-inspiring display for photos beyond what they have always seen.

To do this, we created a custom built structure to hang lanterns off of to give it height. The credenza was adorned with a mini dragon, fans and fresh yellow flowers.

Guests who joined for the hotel’s annual Lunar New Year Party, also got a taste of the party decor to come, as the decor here served as preview to the decor in the party.

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation celebrating Lunar New Year, with lanterns, dragon and flowers.
Lunar new year decoration with dragon, lanterns, fans and flowers, designed for Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation.
Lunar new year decoration with dragon, lanterns, fans and flowers, designed for Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation.

Lanterns are an inexpensive and beautiful way to decorate for Lunar New Year. I knew we had to bring them in as part of the decor. They are so nostalgic for the season. I am so glad we were able to include some for the lobby decor!

Lunar new year decoration with dragon, lanterns, fans and flowers, designed for Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation.
Lunar new year decoration with dragon, lanterns, fans and flowers, designed for Shangri-La Hotel Toronto's lobby activation.

We were thrilled to design this lobby activation to celebrate the year of the dragon and Lunar New Year for Shangri-La Hotel Toronto!

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