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  • Melbourne is coming alive with these hot new venues

    September 15, 2021

    The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) team are your ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground and have round up a few of Melbourne’s hottest openings to inspire your next incentive trip.

    The LUME

    Melbourne is re-igniting its’ art scene by welcoming a new digital immersive art gallery ‘The LUME Melbourne’. With a permeant home at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 11-metre high digital art gallery expanding over 3000 square metres is the perfect space to host your business event or experience to add to your incentive program.

    Invite your guests on an epic adventure into art or wow them with custom digital projections created just for you. THE LUME Melbourne offers a range of exclusive event packages including thoughtfully curated menus, sound, and tech support to help you create an unforgettable multi-sensory event experience. 5 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

    CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park

    Opening September 2021, Melbourne will welcome a new conference and events centre. Inviting the outdoors in with natural light cascading throughout the venue’s three levels, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park features:

    • 2,000 sqm pillarless Grand Hall with 8.5m high ceilings and operable walls for multiple configurations.
    • 800 sqm pre-function space.
    • 15 breakout rooms, including a 250-seat auditorium.

    Offering sweeping views of the Melbourne city skyline, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park’s unique architectural design encourages flexibility, allowing the venue to transform for any event and embodies the allure of Australia’s natural landscape and surrounding open green spaces of flora and fauna. Find touches of Australiana throughout the venue and tributes to Melbourne Park’s rich sporting history, surrounded by Australian Gum Trees and open green spaces. Olympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3000

    W Melbourne

    The new bold and innovative W Melbourne at Collins Arch, Melbourne's city centre, is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Melbourne and perfect for a VIP incentive group. Reflecting the city’s vibrancy and creativity, your colleagues will be inspired as soon as they step into this exceptional hotel.

    For the ultimate gala dinner, W Melbourne offers large and contemporary meeting and event spaces, setting the stage for spectacular events with world-class facilities and in-house contemporary cuisine. The Great Room is the jewel in the crown with a 426sqm pillarless ballroom, an abundance of natural light and a 4mx5m LED wall.

    Awash with high quality bars, cafes and restaurants, you're always guaranteed to get a satisfying meal in Melbourne. From quick bites to magical dining experiences, Melbourne's got your bases covered with these recent openings. 408 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Farmers Daughters

    Farmer’s Daughters is an exciting dining and food experience, showcasing the abundant food offering of Victoria’s Gippsland region in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Developed by Chef Alejandro Saravia (Pastuso), Farmer’s Daughters is a three-level venue located within the prestigious 80 Collins Precinct. Working collaboratively with Victorian farmers and producers, Farmer’s Daughters provides a true farm-to-table experience, taking you on a seasonal journey from the city to the rolling hills, mountains, rivers, and beaches of the Gippsland region. 80 Collins Street, Ground Floor Shop 6, Melbourne, 3000. 

    Hero at ACMI

    Located on level 1 of ACMI, Fed Square, Hero is an uncomplicated, unaffected place where ideas of film, food, art, music and people come together to create an energetic and exciting culture in one stunningly designed space. Award-winning chef, Karen Martini sits at the helm, while executive chef Diego Rosales and the legendary Philippa Sibley ride shotgun in the kitchen. Hero is a contemporary all-day eating house with a European twist. Hero’s menu reflects Martini and Gebran’s love of cuisines from all over the world, the techniques and produce used to create them, but overall, Hero’s dishes showcase Martini’s cooking ethos of simply using and highlighting the absolute best of Victorian seasonal produce.  Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000.

    Gimlet at Cavendish House

    Gimlet at Cavendish House brings classic European charisma to the heart of Melbourne. It's a new cocktail bar and dining room, housed in a landmark 1920's building on leafy Russell Street. Step into a world of nostalgic Chicago-style glamour, lavishly re-imagined as Andrew McConnell's latest hospitality venture. It's a space for all seasons and reasons, from casual catch-ups at the bar, to intimate dining at a booth – or a gathering in the elegant raised dining area, overlooking the city streets. The bar serves classy cocktails and an extensive list of wines from around the world. The menu, like the space, suits any occasion – from drinks, with oysters and snacks, to substantial shared mains. There are wood-fire-cooked meats and seafood, and even a caviar service. 33 Russell Street, Melbourne, 3000.