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    June 15, 2022

    Business events are often made easier when everything is housed under one roof.  Melbourne has a number of hotels that have ample conferencing space and accommodation options and to help you choose, MCB has picked five of the best for you to consider for your next business event.

    Grand Hyatt Melbourne

    Grand Hyatt Melbourne sets an unprecedented benchmark in five-star luxury. Located on the iconic Collins Street, surrounded by the city's world-class business, shopping, dining, entertainment and sports districts. The hotel showcases 15 inspired event spaces and an exclusive group registration area across 4,100 sqm of flexible floor space. From a private seminar for 10 people to a cocktail-style reception for 1,500 guests, Grand Hyatt Melbourne's unique venue spaces can bring any occasion to life catering for residential conferences, seminars, product launches, exhibitions, conferences and gala occasions. The residence is the premium event venue at Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

    The experience is further enhanced with a collection of 550 spacious guest rooms and suites overlooking spectacular Melbourne city and Yarra River views with each room featuring a comfortable work area comprising an L-shaped sofa, round table and leather upholstered armchair. 

    Crown Melbourne 

    A destination in itself, Crown Hotels Melbourne offers an elevated experience for those that expect more than just a place to stay. Crown Hotels Melbourne’s three hotels offer an elevated experience for those that expect more than just a place to stay. From the impeccable Crown Towers, stylish Crown Metropol and comfortable Crown Promenade, there is something for every delegate.

    With extensive and versatile events and conferencing facilities, Crown can cater for large conferences, seminars, product launches, and exhibitions. Crown Conference Centre is a purpose-built facility, catering for residential conferences, meetings, seminars, product launches, exhibitions and events. The Centre allows for up to 840 delegates with two main plenary rooms, 16 breakout rooms and dedicated exhibition space.

    Crown Aviary is located on the level 3 rooftop at Crown Towers, this magnificent event space caters for 550 guests in a cocktail setting or up to 400 seated. The landscaped outdoor decking area is perfect for pre-drinks, so guests can take in the mesmerising city backdrop and flame towers as they light up.

    The Promenade Room caters for up to 660 delegates theatre-style or 330 delegates classroom-style. The Palladium at Crown is Australia's premier ballroom, designed to impress and inspire and is the venue of choice for some of Australia's most prestigious events. The River Room has a capacity to seat 240 guests and offers stunning views of the city skyline and Yarra River and has a private balcony.

    Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

    One of Australia's most luxurious French hotels, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins will immediately impress delegates with its sophisticated elegance and the finest service. With its outstanding location on stylish Collins Street, it’s ideally placed to host your next event in one of the luxurious, flexible and comprehensive hotel conference venues that offer 12 individual meeting rooms. 

    Delegates can be accommodated in a range of configurations from international plenary events for 1,000 in the Grand Ballroom to executive boardroom meetings with views of the city on level 35. Business travellers can be accommodated in one of the 363 chic hotel rooms and enjoy direct access to many of Melbourne's best restaurants, shops and attractions.

    Pullman Melbourne on the Park

    One of Melbourne's most iconic hotels, Pullman Melbourne on the Park, is one of the top meeting and conference destinations in Melbourne CBD, the hotel combines contemporary rooms and suites with world-class meeting venues and personalised event support. Governer Wing rooms with Melbourne Cricket Ground and Fitzroy Garden views, a grand ballroom suitable for stylish cocktails of up to 1,000 along and 11 event rooms, business event planners will have every need met.

    Situated in picturesque East Melbourne, Pullman Melbourne on the Park is perfectly positioned at the edge of Fitzroy Gardens and opposite the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Delegates will enjoy the multi-million dollar renovation that was revealed last year that sees all 419 guest rooms splashed with a neutral colour palette to enhance the contemporary-classic feel.

    Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

    The Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park Conference and Event Centre is one of the largest and most comprehensive event venues in Melbourne. Centrally located on Queens Road, overlooking Albert Park Lake, it is just minutes from the central business district of Melbourne City, St Kilda Road, and superb Chapel Street shopping.

    With more than 2,600m2 of flexible function space, 32 adaptable venues, and room for up to 1,600 delegates, the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Conference & Events Centre is Melbourne’s meeting hub. A team of experienced in-house planners can unlock the potential of your Melbourne event with customised seating configurations, décor and design that brings your vision to life, and the best in AV technology and connectivity. 

    The hotel combines 378 Mercure & Pullman rooms for an overnight stay, as well as up to 500 on-site parking spaces. The added comfort and convenience of an in-house workout ready Fit Lounge, Restaurant and Bar as well as the Pullman Executive Lounge ensure delegate satisfaction whether they’re from across the ocean or closer to home Melburnians.

    Find out how the Melbourne Convention Bureau can support you or search for suppliers with access to hotels with ample conferencing space.