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Mice Asia Net : January 2009
MELBOURNE MELBOURNE • AUSTRALIA Australia’s home to the arts, sport and shopping, Melbourne is a highly-desired incentives destination. The city offers award-winning convention facilities, fine wine and dining, and hidden laneways, home to boutique cafes, bars and fashion designers. Yet, just one hour’s drive offers a unique change of pace. Here delegates can choose from 100 local vineyards, rest and relax at an award-winning day spa, tee-off at a world-class golf course or sail the stunning surf coast. Surrounded by award-winning vineyards and Australian wildlife, it’s easy to see why Melbourne is voted one of the world’s most liveable cities, offering unique Australian experiences for all delegates. 10 OUTSTANDING MELBOURNE INCENTIVE ACTIVITIES 1 Crown your city stay with style For the ultimate stay in unparalleled opulence and privacy, Crown Towers Hotel, voted one of Australia’s most luxurious hotels, offers 31 lavish Villas. Located on the property’s top fl oors, the Villas have their own lobby and are accessed by private lifts. Choose from the range of Villa options on offer, including the Presidential Villas - elegant penthouse-style residences which command a quarter of each fl oor, are complemented by a 24-hour butler service, and provide Crystal Club access. Crown Towers is the glittering heart of the Crown Entertainment Complex, allowing you to shop for couture, soothe the soul in an exclusive day spa or eat inworld-famous restaurants, such as Nobu, Bistro Guillaume (voted Australia’s best new restaurant 2008) and Rockpool Bar and Grill by Neil Perry. 2 Be ‘moved’ by Melbourne’s fi ne dining Dine in the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant – the fi rst travelling tramcar restaurant in the world. Enjoy fi ne cuisine and the very best of Australian wine as you take in the scenic streets of Melbourne. 3 Reach new heights in a stunning space Have your event reach new heights by holding a cocktail party on the 89th fl oor of the World’s tallest residential building, Eureka Tower. “Eureka 89” features luxurious private event space, with views spanning 360 degrees across Melbourne’s expansive landscape and coastline. 4 Embrace fashion and horse racing passion ‘Fashion on the Fields’ is just as much a part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as is horse racing. Meet with a Melbourne milliner to design your own hat before heading to the stables to rub shoulders with champion trainers and famous race horses. Then, exclusivity is assured at “stakes” evening – make a bet with roving bookies, and cheer your horse home to experience all that the Spring Racing Carnival is about. 5 ‘Race to base’ for new city perspectives Stage your own ‘Race to Base’ Team Building activity, incorporating specially selected sites around Melbourne’s Central Business District. Complete with cryptic clues and the power of team work, groups set off in staggered stages, racing each other from point-to-point to reach the fi nish fi rst. Taking inMelbourne’s history andmodernmonuments as they go, this event promotes team bonding, whilst providing new perspectives of the city. ADVERTORIAL