Holiday Inn® Melbourne on Flinders has completed a multimillion dollar renovation of all five meetings and events spaces, bringing a recharged sense of joy to the hotel’s events offering.
Hotel owner, Philip Carter, enlisted architects Wilson & Hill of New Zealand to completely reinvent each space with sustainability in mind. The resulting spaces complement the design features and aesthetics of the property, taking advantage of the floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure the rooms are flooded with natural light, revealing leafy city or poolside views.
The meeting and events spaces embody the sense of fun; bringing the joy to business travel and helping guests make the connections that matter. The spaces have been themed and executed as an extension of the hotel rooms which are unique living spaces, as well as showcasing the best of Melbourne.
Sandra Smith, General Manager, Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders said: “We put a lot of thought around what we love about Melbourne and why travellers visit the city, coming up with the four hallmarks of Melbourne; sport, shopping, arts & culture and food”.
The names of the meetings and events spaces represent these aspects of where guests may congregate to enjoy them:
• ‘The Studio’ - represents arts & culture
• ‘The Table’ - represents food
• ‘The Arena’ - represents sport (pictured above)
• ‘The Arcade’ - represents shopping
To bring the unique spaces to life, prominent Melbourne photographer Mark Lobo was commissioned to create custom pieces for each of the walls.
“We gave the photographer full creative freedom to bring the four hallmarks of Melbourne to life, as well as showcasing the Holiday Inn brand proposition, the Joy of Travel. What he created was beyond our expectations and our guests are truly wowed and delighted when they enter the spaces. We look forward to delivering our signature hospitality to guests at their future events“, Sandra added.
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders has 209 rooms and suites and is located at the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street. The hotel is within walking distance to Southern Cross Train Station, to the free tram zone and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.