“HAVANA NIGHTS” GALA | Britteninc.com

“havana nights” gala

Traverse City, MI


Bringing a bit of warmth and Cuban-inspired fun to snowy Northern Michigan over the holidays, Britten sought to transform the dome of Park Place Hotel into a totally immersive, party environment as a thank you to employees for all their hard work.


To create an unforgettable night of great food, music, and holiday fun for over 300 employees and their significant others, a small Britten team tapped all the company’s print and fabrication capabilities to transform the 5,000 sq. ft. dome of the Park Place Hotel into a Cuban-themed environment. Huge, custom backdrops were printed on 13 oz. Blockout Vinyl, ranging in size up to 22' H and as wide as 31' W. Spanish-themed dance floor decals, lighting, staging, and installation were produced and executed in-house. Vintage cars were brought in for the event, and tropical flora added a touch of Havana charm.


“Thirty years ago, hand-drawing and painting backdrops was a long, often painful process,” recalls Paul Britten. “Now I and my team can sketch, scan, then send the drawings to be digitally printed, and the banners come out looking fabulous the next day. So I’m really proud of our group. This [holiday party] is an expression from me of all the creativity, color, and energy we’ve had in our culture for 32 years. This is the work that we do for customers all over the world.”

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