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  • Say hello to our fabulous new partners

    February 21, 2023

    The Melbourne Convention Bureau's (MCB) core business objective is to secure business events and incentive groups for Melbourne and Victoria.

    To successfully achieve this, we strategically align with industry partners including accommodation, venues, event support services, restaurants and tour providers to bid, win and host international conferences and other business events, in turn delivering tangible benefits associated with this business to our partners.  

    Our team extends a big warm welcome to our newest partners - Victoria by Farmer's Daughters, The Ritz Carlton, Alex Theatre St Kilda, The Third Day, Mercure Melbourne Doncaster, Novotel Melbourne Preston, Waterfront Melbourne Apartments and Congress Australia.

    The Ritz Carlton  

    Set above the city skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne celebrates ancient stories and vibrant cultures through signature luxury experiences.

    An express elevator whisks guests to the top floor of Australia’s tallest hotel, where sweeping views provide the backdrop for an experience that’s singularly Melbourne. Guests will not only be surrounded in luxury but grounded in the unique story of the city, which informs everything from the guest room décor to the hyper-local dining, beverage and spa experiences that await.

    The property boasts 257 guest rooms and suites, a signature restaurant and intimate library bar, heated indoor infinity pool and pool deck overlooking the city, and a spa with bespoke treatments, sauna, vitality pools and tranquil yoga space. Event planners will benefit from more than 2,781 sqm of meeting and event space.

    The Ritz Carlton is opening March 2023.

    Ritz Carlton Melbourne reception desk

    Mercure Melbourne Doncaster

    The Mercure Melbourne Doncaster delivers the next generation of the global Mercure brand, offering authentic Mercure elegance and leading environmental sustainability practices.

    The hotel features expansive outdoor terraces with spectacular views of Melbourne City and the Yarra Ranges and is adjacent to one of Melbourne’s premier lifestyle and shopping complexes.

     Six unique and modern function spaces and unobstructed views of Melbourne and the Yarra Ranges make the Mercure Melbourne Doncaster the ultimate venue for business events in the eastern suburbs.

    Learn more about the Mercure Melbourne Doncaster

    Function room at Mercure Doncaster

    Novotel Melbourne Preston

    Novotel Melbourne Preston is located in Melbourne's vibrant inner north and features 383 expertly designed accommodations over seven levels. The rooms are self-contained with kitchen facilities, a mini bar, business desk, and LCD TV with Foxtel. Many rooms offer floor-to-ceiling city or mountain views from private balconies.

    Offering 15 flexible and modern event spaces, Novotel Melbourne Preston caters for both intimate meetings to large-scale conferences and gala events, with a ballroom catering to up to 500 people cocktail-style.

    Just 20 minutes from both the Melbourne CBD and the airport, the hotel is conveniently accessible, with 600 onsite parking spaces and public transport options within walking distance. The tram is a great way to explore Melbourne, taking you to the CBD en route some of the coolest neighbourhoods as you travel along Northcote's High Street, Collingwood and Fitzroy.

    Learn more about Accor Novotel Melbourne Preston

    Novotel Melbourne Preston meeting room

    Victoria by Farmer's Daughters

    Take a culinary journey with Executive Chef Alejandro Saravia at Victoria by Farmer's Daughters at Federation Square. This popular restaurant offers an ever-changing menu that celebrates the produce, people and places of the state of Victoria. 

    Designed to be more than a restaurant or bar, Victoria by Farmer’s Daughters presents a culinary experience like no other for business events. With multiple private dining options or the option for a whole venue hire, Victoria is perfectly designed for a range of dining and function experiences for corporate dinners, parties and launches.

    Learn more about Victoria by Farmer's Daughters 

    Arial shot of delicious food in white dishes.

    Victoria by Farmer's Daughters - Image credit: Arianna Leggiero @ariannaharryphoto

    Waterfront Melbourne Apartments

    Situated at Siddeley Street, Docklands on the banks of the Yarra River, Waterfront Melbourne Apartments offers a home away from home with one, two and three bedroom apartments. Their serviced apartments provide double to triple the space of a standard hotel room at an affordable price. The apartments are located within the free tram zone of the Melbourne CBD and a short walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown Casino and DFO South Wharf. 

    Learn more about Waterfront Melbourne Apartments

    Waterfront Melbourne Apartments

    The Third Day

    The Third Day is an industrial warehouse originally built in the 1920s as a home to a flag manufacturing company and costume factory. These days it showcases some of Melbourne's best entertainment experiences and hosts corporate cocktail galas, fashion parades and more. The venue takes its inspiration from the dance clubs of Berlin and boasts 800sqm of function space, with three areas to choose from - an intimate setting for 50 guests or a large cocktail celebration for up to 700 guests. 

    Learn more about The Third Day

    The Third Day event venue

    Alex Theatre St Kilda

    The Alex Theatre is a private theatre facility in the heart of St Kilda offering a variety of rooms to hire for business events. Choose from the Blue Room with 245 seats or the Red Room with 490 - each designed with tiered lecture-style luxury seating, For smaller meetings the theatre offers a private boardroom for up to 10 people, while the Gold Room (a black box studio) has its own private bar perfect for workshops, pre or post events, functions and soirees. With a boutique bar and private lounge overlooking Fitzroy Street, the Alex Theatre is a unique and flexible venue for business events.

    Learn more about the Alex Theatre St Kilda

    Empty theatre looking down to a stage with red velvet curtains and tiered seating.

    Congress Australia

    Congress Australia is a well-established audio-visual solutions provider specialising in Simultaneous Interpretation and Conferencing Solutions for the events industry. 

    Learn more about Congress Australia

    Partnering with MCB

    Browse our partner benefits. See what other partners have to say about partnering with the MCB. View the MCB Partnership Prospectus to learn more about how your business can reap the many rewards.
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