Air New Zealand: Houston Launch
To celebrate its 75th anniversary and a new direct service between Houston and Auckland, Air New Zealand hosted VIP guests on an adventure to experience the most unique aspects of both cultures (as well as explore a few cultural aspects the two destinations shared, such as a love of food!) The event showcased Texan and Kiwi entertainment, including a headline performance by New Zealand artist Gin Wigmore. Decor highlighted the beauty from both locations, with a larger-than-life living wall made of ferns, and custom neon signs reminiscent of Texas highways. Guests also indulged in a meal curated by Chef Peter Gordon, with alternating courses spotlighting dishes from each region (the salmon and lamb were flown in from New Zealand that morning!) Kia ora, Y’all!