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  • 5 unique Melbourne experiences you can fit into one day

    August 26, 2019

    Melbourne is an incentive destination high on every bucket list, but how can you inspire your delegates if you’re only in town for a day?

    Grand Hyatt Melbourne has some great ideas that are guaranteed to stimulate the right side if your brain, while also stimulating your appetite with their in-house culinary delights.

    The Grand Hyatt Melbourne is just around the corner from some of Melbourne’s most iconic street art so why not head out on a laneway tour with Melbourne Street Tours. Get the inside story on the art and the artists and come away with more than a spray paint deep understanding with Melbourne Street Tours. Then you can come back to the hotel atrium and try your hand at a bit of street art yourself under the expert eye of street artist and curator Adrian Doyle. You’ll be given aprons, stencils, spray cans and plenty of advice. Who knows maybe you could be the next Banksy.

    If you’re hankering for something a bit more refined then perhaps a tutorial in perfume making by MetaScent in the Diplomatic Suite. Expert perfumers Janelle Donnelly and Yen Huynh will guide you through a world of olfactive discovery to create your very own personal fragrance. Learn how to communicate through the language of scent and add another layer to your events to create an emotional connection.

    For those that want to take away something more esoteric from their trip then a Happiness Workshop with Sue Glasser may be the perfect fit. When she’s not wearing her organisational guru hat or dancing shoes (she’s also a movement specialist) Sue has plenty of tips to help you manifest a greater sense of personal happiness that lasts beyond the workshop.

    Happiness of another kind can be found in the hotel’s culinary delights. You’ve got till the end of the month to enjoy one of Melbourne’s favourite winter pop-ups, with the crew from Burn City Smokers towing in their custom-built smoker to deliver a fusion of their famous Southern-American flavours with Japanese cuisine to bring you Texakaya (Texas x Izakaya).

    Working closely with Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s chef de cuisine Amit Chitnis, the team have created an extensive offering of dishes that will have you wishing winter would hang around a bit longer.

    Standouts include the Texas brisket ramen using 14-hour Sher wagyu brisket and the Carolina-style tonkotsum using a 12-hour smoked pork broth with crispy smoked pork belly. For dessert indulge in the caramelised pecan pie served with Japanese bourbon ice cream, Japanese-style baked cheesecake or the lime zest and yuzu curd pie.

    And if you’re staying overnight then an early morning yoga session the hotel’s City Club gym is the perfect way to sun salute the day. Top it off with what has been named the best buffet breakfast in Melbourne by Gourmet Traveller. Why head over the road to the acclaimed Lune Croissanterie for your croissant fix when the pastry chefs at the hotel will tempt you with any number of flaky delights.

    Find out more about Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s Signature Experiences here.