Helen, Georgia Hotel Inspires The Next Cool Event Exhibit

Helen, Georgia Hotel Inspires The Next Cool Event Exhibit

January 16, 2012 | Barbara's Blog

Design2Sell will reveal the exhibit inspired by the movie “The Sound of Music” at The Next Cool Event, an entertainment and creative industry event. The staging and design company based the styling of the space on the classic movie, but also found inspiration in a location a little closer to home–in Helen, Georgia.

This lovely town, nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, is home to the Best Western Riverpark Inn and Conference Center. Carol Powell of the Riverpark Inn will partner with Design2Sell President and Creative Director, Barbara Heil-Sonneck, to produce the exhibit

The Bavarian-style lodge hotel, cobblestone streets of Helen, and old world architecture are reminiscent of the setting of the popular film. This setting provided real world scenery to motivate the design of the event environment.

A modern day re-make could be easily take place in the setting. In fact, the movie and television industry frequently takes advantage of this perfect backdrop for filming. The beautiful northeast mountain region of Helen is a popular spot for filmmakers and Powell is excited to incorporate Helen style into the exhibit. 

“Many film makers and television companies utilize our mountain backdrop and quaint Bavarian style buildings to produce major motion pictures and stage events. We are inspired by The Next Cool Event to showcase our little village of Helen, Ga.,” Powell said.

For more information about The Best Western Riverpark Inn or to book your next weekend getaway, visit

Witness the exhibit “The Sound of Music” at the NEXT COOL EVENT. For more information or to purchase tickets visit 

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