On Wednesday, June 9th, Silicon Valley Elites took a chance and owned Cypress Hotel
in Cupertino! The Parkview Room and Terrace were transformed into a real life Monopoly game as yelpers came donned in top hats, bow ties, 'staches and creative costumes that were so money!
Guests indulged in delectable bites
from Park Place, which included flat bread pizzas, pork belly and watermelon skewers, beet wrapped goat cheese, hushpuppies and Chef Brad Kraten was behind the grill out by the fire pit serving up finger lickin' BBQ ribs and sausages. Sweet cravings were satisfied by the myriad of desserts set up inside. Refreshing and fresh fruit VeeV Açaí Spirit cocktails and wine
tastings from Jazz Cellars helped quench thirsty yelpers.
During the event, the crowd voted for their favorite creative Monopoly themed costumes. Grand prize winners Alea "Monopolized" G and Rachel "Railroad Conductor" R received a complimentary night's stay at Cypress Hotel, and runner-ups Emmie "Jailbird" N and Leeann "Money Skirt" C received $50 gift certificates to Park Place. Honorable mentions Chris "Oriental Ave" T and Justin "Mr. Moneybags" went home with limited edition Monopoly board games.
Box captured all the fun looks in their awesome photobooth – peep the pics here. The SBC set a new record for most yelpers inside the booth! Special thanks to Chef Brad Kraten, Joshua Hogan, Kate Holt, Swank AV and all the incredible staff at Cypress Hotel for sharing their Community Chest of goodies with us! If you missed the event or
want to read up on what everyone is buzzin' about, click here.
And don't miss out on the fab photos!
Until the next yelpy Elite Event, SYOY!
Yours truly, SV Community Manager Connie C