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accommodation in langham luxury
Doing business at The Langham is
a pleasure. From an elegant venue,
personalised service and the latest
technology The Langham, Melbourne
offers the perfect meeting environment.
We remain dedicated to fostering
innovation and inspiration in
the business of five-star hospitality.
Comprising specialists with extensive
experience in the industry, let our talented
events team ensure every detail of your
conference or business event runs to plan.
Your success is their priority. Choose from
14 event spaces able to accommodate up to
300 guests, with varying design from the
Alto rooftop to the classic ballroom.
Our staff embodies a mix of professionalism
and friendliness. There’s a lot to be said for
genuine service, from the front door man in
top and tails to our Langham service stylist
roaming the hotel in a pink Chanel-inspired
suit as a modern day butler. Exceeding your
guests’ expectations is what everyone will
be talking about long after check out.
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank 3006, Australia
T (03) 8696 8888
A room with a view
Delight in fresh air, a spacious terrace and
captivating views of Melbourne. Our Club
Terrace rooms perched high above the city
feature a spacious terrace, complete with
sun lounges and outdoor dining setting.
Or experience our Grand Balcony rooms
with an intimate balcony overlooking
the pool deck and city landmarks.
Book early and be rewarded
The best venues are always booked well
in advance so contact our events team,
book a site inspection and ask about our
the city skyline. All rooms have free wireless high-speed internet access, which is a feature of all
Four Points hotels along with its signature comfort bed. Rooms have a rainforest shower (some
have baths) and a 43” LED TV with cable channels installed, which marries perfectly with the
hotel‘s 24-hour in-room dining.
For the meetings and events market, there’s 530 square metres of flexible meeting space,
comprising seven meeting rooms. The largest at 157 square metres suits small- to medium-
sized events for up to 130 guests. An outdoor deck is expected to be popular for cocktail
events. There’s a gym/fitness centre, steam room and, importantly for Melbourne, its 25 metre
outdoor swimming pool is heated. The property is close to a number of corporate headquarters
that have taken up residence in Docklands and is also near Etihad Stadium, bars, restaurants
and a free tram service into the city.
Under construction up the road from the convention centre, Ritz-Carlton Melbourne will
occupy an 81-storey tower on the former site of The Age newspaper on Spencer Street.
Described by developers, Far East Consortium, as the tallest hotel in the southern hemisphere,
it is part of a huge four-tower residential development, West Side Place with 2600 one, two and
three bedroom apartments. The hotel will occupy floors 62 to 81 of the first tower and will
comprise 263 rooms said to redefine the word ‘luxury’, plus meeting space that includes a 500-
seat grand ballroom. It is scheduled to open in 2020.
Also due to open in the CBD in 2020 is the heritage Windsor Hotel development featuring a
26 level tower behind the 134 year-old grand dame of city hotels. And at Southbank a 32-storey
Peppers hotel will feature 164 rooms and meeting space with an opening set for late 2018. In
nearby South Yarra, Starwood’s Aloft Melbourne is scheduled to debut in January 2019, a 4.5
star property with 127 loft-inspired rooms and a 368 square metre event space.
Further afield Australia’s first Hyatt Place hotel is scheduled to open in April with 165 rooms
at Essendon Fields midway between Tullamarine Airport and the city. The hotel is connected to
the new Australian Events Centre, a 1700 square metre event space which is already
operational featuring large pre-function areas and the latest lighting and broadcast technologies.
Divisible column free areas mean the event space is flexible enough for major indoor and
outdoor exhibitions and events for up to 1000 (conference) or 700 (banquet) with 200 able to be
accommodated under covered outdoor space.
New venues available to event organisers in
Melbourne include: Greenfields Albert Park,
overlooking the lake hosting events for up to
500; The Secret Garden North Pier, a
Yarrabank pop-up by Tommy Collins for
meetings and events; Rooftop at QT
Melbourne, overlooks the city and has
capacity for up to 185; Metropolis South
Gate beside the Yarra has sweeping views of
Flinders Street Station, Federation Square,
and the Melbourne CBD skyline and can hold
1000 or two concurrent events for 500 with
soundproof walls; Hopscotch Southbank is
an urban beer bar with 30 taps and an onsite
microbrewery catering for up to 130.
Shaun D’Cruz, executive general manager of
Crown Hotels Melbourne looks at the city and
the new hotels and venues opening or under
construction and says: “Me being a hotelier, I
don’t think we would ever have enough
rooms... it is a credit to the city and important
that we continue to look at plans to expand.”
He oversees Crown Towers with 481
rooms, Crown Metropol, 665 rooms, and
Crown Promenade, 465 rooms. One of the
city’s largest single-site employers with 6500
to 8000 staff and contractors, “and for a
sizeable MICE-related event we have a
reasonably robust casual workforce as well.”
“It is good to be in a position in which Crown
is obviously considering how we add value
back to the economy and provide the special
service that we have been renowned for.”
While next door to MCEC, Crown offers a
large in-house conferencing capability from
Crown Towers with its Palladium ballrooms,
the Crown Conference Centre at Crown
Promenade, plus small boardrooms in Crown
Towers and Crown Metropole.
“We have the expertise to be able to
suggest alternatives to meet someone’s
event needs; from multi-lingual to cultural
needs where we have a kitchen to cater for
kosher events, for example. We have a team
that are proficient in being able to suggest
and provide alternatives and we also have
great partners we work with to provide
something unique.” Crown recently hosted
an event for its suppliers staging an Alice in
MEA delegates last year found the cool
Cherry Bar a great chill-out venue.
Image courtey of Oneill Photographics.
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