If you are looking for a modern, yet relaxed hotel in Melbourne, Australia, look no further than the Crown Promenade. Located in Melbourne’s lively Southbank entertainment district, you have immediate and direct access to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex by the highly unusual, distinctive airbridge. This puts you right in the heart of all the nightlife action, yet also within easy reach of the main business district. The Exhibition Center is also nearby, which is handy for business travellers.
Features and Amenities:
Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne, offers 465 rooms spaced over twenty-three floors. You can choose from four different types of room, all of which are luxuriously kitted out and extremely spacious. The studio rooms and corner rooms have wide, panoramic windows offering an absolutely unbeatable view over the city of Melbourne, the Yarra River or Port Philip Bay. There are eighteen luxurious studios and three suites available, if you feel like treating yourself to something a little more special during your stay in the city.
In each room, you will find an excellent selection of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A 42 inch flat screen television and set top box can be found in every room, allowing you access to an enormous range of cable television channels and movies. There is a fully stocked mini bar and a refrigerator for your convenience, in addition to the standard tea and coffee making facilities.
Should you prefer a more social atmosphere in the evenings, make your way down to the Tonic Bar, where a modern yet relaxed ambience prevails. Choose from the extensive lists of cocktails and wines, then lounge on one of the leather sofas at the end of your hard-working day. Alternatively, the Tonic Bar makes a great place to start if you are heading out on the town for the night. Take advantage of the “Happy Hour” offers, which are available during the extended times of 11am until 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays.
If it’s a meal you’re after, be sure to check out the Mesh restaurant. Like the rest of the hotel, it has a relaxed, leisurely feel to it, providing contemporary bistro food that has been cooked to perfection in the open kitchen, where you can watch the chefs at work. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a range of either full meals or snacks, you are sure to be impressed. The extensive buffet and a la carte menu options all come highly recommended.
Crown Promenade is also extremely proud of the extensive, modern leisure facilities, located in an area known as the Deck. This area of the hotel is open from 6am until 9pm every day, and whatever you normally do for a workout, staying at the Crown Promenade means that there is no reason to miss out. The 25-metre pool looks out over the Melbourne skyline, so you are able to swim your laps in the luxury of natural daylight.
A wide range of state of the art gym equipment has recently been installed, including treadmills with an improved variety of programs, spinning cycles, bench presses and Olympic disc weights and dumbbells, ranging from 22.5kg to 40kg. For information and assistance in using any of this equipment, all you need to do is have a word with a member of staff at the Deck. If you have never hired the services of a personal trainer before, now might be an excellent time to give it a try. Sessions can be either 30 minutes or an hour, and will be tailored to meet your fitness requirements. You will need to book these sessions at least 24 hours in advance to ensure availability.
Should you arrive and realise you’ve left your gym wear at home, the Deck has a shop that stocks a range of swimwear and gym apparel, including trainers.
If you would prefer to relax rather than work out, take advantage of the Deck’s sauna and steam room facilities. There are separate areas for men and women, to help you feel totally at ease. You may also be interested in booking a session with the qualified masseuse, who will assess your needs and customise a massage to best suit you. Sessions last an hour, and can include relaxation, deep tissue or sports massage.
If your reason for visiting Melbourne is business, then you will find the Crown Promenade Hotel well equipped to deal with any and all of your business needs. In addition to wireless internet access in your room, you can make use of the Business Center, located on level 2 of the hotel. The normal opening hours are 8.30am until 5pm, but these can be extended if you request it. Whatever business services you require, from secretarial support to copying, laminating, scanning and more, the Business Center will help you to get the job done. The staff will even be able to confirm your travel arrangements, including flights, and help you to set up conference calls.
Should you have a problem with any of your equipment, replacements can be hired from the Business Center. These include laptops, mobile phones, printers and many more essential office items. If you need somewhere to place your meeting, then look no further than the 14-person meeting room. You have the option to pay hourly, half-day or full day on the basis of your necessity. This is a great service for businessmen who love to have meetings outside the office environment.
The Crown Promenade Hotel is close to many of Melbourne’s facilities, including the Central Business District (particularly useful for business travellers), the Exhibition Center and the majority of the city’s art galleries and museums. It is in the middle of Melbourne’s entertainment district, the Southbank precinct, and is even linked to the Crown Entertainment Complex by airbridge. This is a thrilling collection of cinemas, music venues, live shows and casinos, and is also home to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. If you are looking for exciting nightlife, this is definitely the place to go.