Hyper Entertainment Joins With Dome Europe to Win Controversial Dome Legacy Competition.Entertainment Writers
LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--July 27, 2000
Hyper Entertainment To Play Pivotal Role in Revitalization &
Development of Millennium Dome--London, England
The British Government announced today that Dome Europe has won the competition to take over the Millennium Dome
This article is about the Millennium Dome before its redevelopment and renaming to The O2 in 2005. in London beginning January 2001. Dome Europe plans to create Europe's first urban entertainment resort through a combination of attractions, entertainment, food, retail, accommodation and high-tech office facilities. This will provide a focal point focal point
See focus. for the creative arts and offer visitors the best of European entertainment, culture and cuisine. Dome Europe is backed by Nomura International plc's Principal Finance Group.
Dome Europe's creative partner, Hyper Entertainment Inc, based in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , California, has played a pivotal role in the winning concept. The two companies entered into a relationship that will capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`
v. t. 1. To turn (an opportunity) to one's advantage; to take advantage of (a situation); to profit from; as, to capitalize on an opponent's mistakes s>. Hyper Entertainment's superior and extensive experience in entertainment destination development to transform the Dome into a unique and first-class urban entertainment resort.
"This is a great day for the 200-strong team who have worked on the Dome Europe concept, all of whom are thrilled that we have come first out of 70 competitors," said Guy Hands Guy Hands (born 1959) is a financier and the current CEO of the private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, which he founded in 2002. Career summary
Educated at Ravenscroft School, Beckington, The Judd School, Tonbridge, and Mansfield College, Oxford, Hands started , managing director of Nomura International plc's Principal Finance Group. "Together with our major partner, Hyper Entertainment, we will create a spectacular venue that will, over the next few years, provide a first-class urban entertainment resort serving Great Britain Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 60,441,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain. and Europe."
With a track record that includes several international success stories in urban regeneration areas, including Metreon in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , Mediage in Tokyo, and Music Box in Berlin, Hyper Entertainment has proven itself to be one of the foremost leaders and experts in the development of urban entertainment destinations. The company, dedicated to bringing great stories to life through totally immersive, socially enabling, interactive entertainment experiences, has developed a concept for the Dome that celebrates the richness of European culture. The content in Dome Europe will feature a variety of retail shops, restaurants, attractions and exhibits.
"The Dome allows for the leveraging of many of our existing entertainment concepts while giving us the exceptional opportunity to work with many of the best European artists, writers, musicians and creative talents to fulfill the promise of a one-of-a-kind urban entertainment resort," said Michael Swinney, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Hyper Entertainment. "We are very excited and honored to be a part of this extraordinary project and to work with Nomura and Dome Europe to develop this area to its full potential."
Hyper Entertainment holds the exclusive location-based rights to several highly successful intellectual properties, including Jean "Moebius" Giraud's Airtight Garage(tm) which includes the HyperBowl(tm), Badlands badlands, area of severe erosion, usually found in semiarid climates and characterized by countless gullies, steep ridges, and sparse vegetation. Badland topography is formed on poorly cemented sediments that have few deep-rooted plants because short, heavy showers (tm) and Quaternia(tm) interactive games; The Beatles Yellow Submarine Adventure; Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are(tm) and In The Night Kitchen(tm) restaurant; and David Macaulay's The Way Things Work(tm) In Mammoth 3D, among others, all of which were also conceived and developed by the current Hyper Entertainment team.