Blackstone Hilton Events
WE ARE BLACKSTONE HILTON
Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to flawless events management and in finding ever inventive ways to present an event, be it a kiddies party, a wedding, a traditional or social event, creating unforgettable events and memories.
Whilst we operate from the South Coast we cover the entire KwaZulu-Natal province but we are not bound to it. As a pop-up events business, we bring great convenience to our customers by delivering our final product to their doorstep or any place of their convenience.
From kiddies parties to corporate events, from formal weddings to intimate gatherings, our team works tirelessly to orchestrate your ideal event. So, when it comes to celebrating a milestone, be it large or small, Blackstone Hilton is the place that can make the impossible, possible.
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Challenges Being Faced During COVID-19
AS A RESULT OF COVID-19
Our business specialize on Kiddies Events. The first case of Covid-19 brought immediate distress to parents resulting in cancellation of March, April and May parties, and where Lockdown hindered parties from happening we were left with no choice but to refund confirmed customers where postponing was not possible. Looking at our industry we do not foresee a return of gatherings for at least 3 months after lockdown or gathering bans has been lifted, meaning there will be no source of revenue for our small business.
We stand a chance to loose all our equipment at our leased storage facility due to non-payment of rent. We also stand to loose our rented vehicle which is our primary means of transporting our equipment to and from our events.
What Will The Donations Be Used For?
If we are fortunate enough to receive this donation, we will ensure we secure our two key financial obligations, which are our storage lease and vehicle lease. Securing these two means we have a chance to re-open our door without being on the backfoot. This is a time we also like to secure confidence in our team that indeed the jobs they have can be saved, therefore we would also extend some of this donation to them. We’ve been fortunate to keep the current team well beyond two years.
How does our work impact the community/give-back?
One of the things we pride ourselves on over the years is our ability to recruit kids from struggling families to be part of our team. Over the years we’ve given hope to a young generation from places such as Amandawe, Amahlongwa, which are both in the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Umlazi Township, KwaMashu Township, Nagina and Mbali in Pietermaritzburg. Our main teachings to our youth is that you do not need to be urban based or a particular colour in order to be recognized in business. We are from rural Amandawe, in Umdoni Municipality, but through our good work have travelled the whole of KwaZulu-Natal putting smiles on various kids in the province. Our work has led us to working with instrumental organizations such as The Chilla Nathi Cookout and The Pietermaritzburg Food Festival being tasked to offer Kids Zone respectively.