The Hilton Brighton Metrolpole is a historic seaside hotel offering 340 bedrooms and extensive conference & event facilities. Indeed it is the UK’s largest residential conference center and the perfect location for large-scale corporate events. SALUT have played at several weddings and corporate events at the Metropole and in December 2016 part of Santander’s UK business gathered for their Christmas party, choosing SALUT to be their headline entertainment. Santander is a Spanish banking group and is now amongst the largest public companies in the world and this was reflected in their fantastic Christmas party.
The theme of the night was the movie “Grease” which included a pink and black colour pallet, three huge rooms filled with life-size props, a full-size dodgem ride and a diner serving candy-floss & popcorn. As with many corporate events of this size and stature there is a huge amount of custom designed production installed for the night, which takes up to a week to build and install. This included a very large stage with three-projector screens above showing live images of the night from various filming posts. The 500 or so employees enjoyed a performance from the west-end cast of Grease doing a medley of Grease favorites whilst guests ate dinner. After this, the SALUT DJ took to the stage to warm-up the expectant crowd and from the first song, SALUT had every single employee on the dance-floor. The party continued until the early hours with the SALUT DJ playing between and after the band sets.