In an ideal situation to be able to load equipment in from a car park right to the location of set-up, or within 5m. Unfortunately with many hotels lifts and stairs and extended corridors become an issue on more than one level. This has an effect on the set-up time, and potential crew numbers and ultimately cost. Items such as sets and panels can prove troublesome for lifts and low ceilings, this is why we always recommend a site visit and full walk through of space including loading bays, restrictions. We’ve also been in situations where we have to get onto fields for festivals, and have become stuck in mud where temporary road surfaces had not been used.