The hotel company partnered with integrator and managed services provider Vega Global to consolidate its position as one of the leading meeting and events venues in Japan.

Hilton Tokyo invests in VP studio and large LED screen

Hilton Tokyo has teamed up with Vega Global to offer new tech facilities designed to support in-person, hybrid and online business events, consolidating its position as one of the leading MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) venues in Japan.

The facilities comprise a complete virtual production studio and a curved LED wall in the Kiku Ballroom, the largest single screen in any hotel in the country.

Both are fully supported by on-site experts from Vega Global’s Japan office who can provide pre- and post-production services carried out while event organizers are either abroad or in Japan.

Business event organizers can use the installations in a standalone capacity or in addition to other meeting spaces in the Hilton Tokyo, for livestreaming and broadcasting, creating pre-recorded video, and attending meetings remotely.

The studio utilizes the latest game engine software and cinema-grade hardware, combined with specialized VR, XR and spatial audio capabilities, allowing the creation of high-quality content.

This content can be streamed simultaneously from the studio to the LED screen, thereby facilitating meetings that require breakout spaces such as panel discussions and workshops.

Richard Johns, managing director of Vega Japan, said: “We are excited to partner with Hilton Tokyo on this ground-breaking project. It will enable clients to experience how technology can transform the way they produce stunning and interactive in-person, streamed, and/or hybrid events.”

Leo Frankel, commercial director of Hilton Tokyo, said: “We are delighted to partner with Vega Japan on significant enhancements to our AV capabilities, making available world-class conferencing technology for our clients here in Tokyo.

“The new LED wall allows clients to easily create high-impact presentations and, together with the virtual studio, we can offer competitively priced solutions for all levels of events, be they in person, hybrid or fully online.”

Jimmy Heil, managing consultant of new media technology, Vega Japan, said: “Content creators, game developers, movie directors and new media artists can benefit immensely from having these tools at their disposal in a rental location to create their next generation of content.”

Roger Brantsma, general manager of Hilton Tokyo, said: “We see great opportunities for the studio and LED wall beyond the pandemic, especially with the rising cost of travel and many companies looking at their carbon footprint in line with their SDG goals.”

LED screen specifications:

  • Wall dimensions: W15.1m x H3.04m
  • Pixel resolution: W6720 x H1215
  • Number of LED tiles: 252 (W28 x H9)
  • Video wall processor and switching system
  • Configurable operator console
  • Multiple layout options

Virtual studio specifications:

  • Greenscreen capability
  • Industry-leading cameras, microphones, mixers, lighting, and support teams
  • Supports xR and non-xR shoots
  • Multi-site linkup (NDA network)
  • Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio recording capability

Reference : AVinteractive