News for the Hospitality Executive
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, August 23, 2011 - - The days of sketching the layout for a meeting or event on the back of a notepad or cocktail napkin are over with the debut of SwankDraw by Swank Audio Visuals.
SwankDraw is a proprietary, innovative iPad-based application that allows room designs to be created and “built” on the fly by Swank’s teams. Swank’s customers and hotel partners will get an immediate visual of optional looks and layouts for upcoming events.
This app is intended to be used during site visits and other in-person meetings. It is easy to use and simple for clients to follow. Using SwankDraw, Swank team members are able to design large ballroom settings or small breakout rooms at the touch of a finger. It uses the drag-and-drop feature of the iPad to bring images of room elements, such as podiums, lighting, staging, tables, signage and so much more, into the actual room being considered. The images can then be re-sized or changed quickly and easily.
“SwankDraw brings an exciting new dimension to meeting planning by allowing our clients to visualize what their event will look like, right on the spot,” said Greg Diekemper, Swank Audio Visuals’ President and CEO. “There’s never been anything like it before in our industry. It has already created a buzz in previews with our hotel partners, team members, and customers.”
SwankDraw also gives clients technical staging options to consider for their room design, such as the use of pillow walls, spandex screens, truss accents, intelligent lighting or additional video monitors. At the same time, it can be used to demonstrate how a room can be arranged without time-consuming and costly re-sets.
SwankDraw is now being introduced in most Swank partner hotels and with Event Services teams throughout the U.S. and Canada.
“The introduction of SwankDraw demonstrates Swank’s commitment to making life easier and more exciting for our clients and hotel partners,” Diekemper said. “SwankDraw is new, fun, and it saves time and money. It depicts multiple options to get important messages across in the most effective way possible.”
About Swank Audio Visuals
Since 1937, Swank Audio Visuals has been setting the standard for event technology in the hotel, resort, meeting and conference center industry. They offer expertise that will accommodate and enhance all kinds of meetings and events, from intimate gatherings to large conventions. Swank provides creativity, confidence and comfort while delivering flawless execution with a hospitality approach. Through their full-service support, proactive training, technical knowledge and the absolute best in equipment, your Swank team will deliver the spectacular. Please visit us at www.swankav.com