September 29th was all about style and silver screen sizzle at our Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver two weeks ago. Put together by Lighthouse Pictures, a local independent film company, and JetSet Crew, Vancouver’s premier event planning company, the red carpet event featured the likes of Hollywood North’s most popular stars including: Gabrielle Miller (Moving Day, Call Me Fitz), Nicholas Lea (Crimes of Mike Recket), Roger Cross, Terry Chen (Continuum), Amanda Tapping, Zak Santiago (Random Acts of Romance), Adam Beach, the cast of Artic Air, Once Upon A Time, Motive, Falling Skies, Emily Owens, M.D. and many many more.
Enthusiastic Sutton Place Hotel Manager, Navid Sariolghalam, was onsite to witness all the star power first hand and had this to say of the successful event:
“The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver has always been a ‘home away from home’ to the stars because of our dedication to providing unparalleled luxury accommodations and friendly service. We are proud to host Vancouver’s most prized film festival red carpet event every year because many of our guests come from this industry and have become like family to us. Plus it’s always a fun time!”
Hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Rick Campanelli, the hotel was packed with actors, directors, industry insiders and everyone in-between, all of whom got to experience The Sutton Place Hotel standard of luxury along with specially-made Belvedere martinis which were appropriately a ravishing red colour.
Party goers also had extra reason to indulge in their drinks because Belvedere Vodka and its Special Edition Bottles gave 50% of their profits to the Global Fund to fight HIV/ AIDS in Africa. In 2011 alone, contributions of these sales of (Belvedere) RED provided more than two million days of life-saving HIV/AIDS medicine.
Glamour, glitz and goodwill? We couldn’t have asked for a better ‘cocktail’ to kick off the Vancouver International Film Festival.