THE NINES HOTEL
GRAND OPENING, 2008

Portland's jewel box boutique hotel opened with a glittering gala that showcased all the best features of the renovated edifice. The lofty atrium held a silver balloon trailing a sinuous aerialist who wafted like a dream under the untethered orb. The elegant ballroom inspired dancers as Pink Martini oozed glamour. Meeting rooms were transformed into a velvet dark absinthe bar where guests flirted under feather-trimmed boudoir lamps, and the custom-printed cocktail napkins made stylish souvenirs. Produced in collaboration with Cindy Thompson Event Productions.