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  • The Ritz-Carlton opening in Melbourne this March

    March 06, 2023

    The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) welcomes MCB Partner The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne this March as an exciting and luxurious addition to the city’s thriving business events infrastructure. 

    The tallest hotel in Australia, The Ritz-Carlton is set high above the city skyline, with an express elevator that whisks guests to the top floor to be greeted with sweeping views of Melbourne.  

    Snapshot of The Ritz-Carlton 

    The property boasts 257 guest rooms and suites and additional luxurious services, including: 

    • A signature restaurant and intimate library bar 

    • Heated indoor infinity pool and pool deck overlooking the city; and 

    • Spa with bespoke treatments, sauna, vitality pools, and tranquil yoga space.  

    Guests will notice the unique story of the city informs everything from The Ritz-Carlton’s guest room décor to the hyper-local dining, beverage and spa experiences.   

    Most importantly, The Ritz-Carlton offers extensive options for exciting meetings and events to the city’s diverse and thriving business event infrastructure. 

    The Ritz-Carlton

    Mike Pickford, Executive Chair of Melbourne event management company ASN Events Pty Ltd, was fortunate to go on a recent familiarisation prior to the hotel opening and is excited about what this luxury property offers Melbourne.  

    “Having an opening preview of the new Ritz-Carlton Melbourne as part of the Uncover Melbourne program during the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) was a hotel inspection highlight for me (and I’ve been to my share),” shared Mike. 

    “I think there are guests who will spend their whole stay on the 80th floor, there was so much on offer; and I’m sure clients will line up to book the unique meeting spaces with their luxurious innovation.” 

    Sophisticated and versatile event spaces  

    Event planners will benefit from more than 2,781 square metres of meeting and event space spanning two levels of the hotel. 

    The Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom is a showstopper, featuring seven-metre-high ceilings and an impressive floor-to-ceiling feature-window, inspired by the Great Hall of Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria. The ballroom also offers a connecting outdoor terrace perfect for cocktail parties and delegate breaks in the fresh air. 

    In addition to their Grand Ballroom, event planners will discover smaller sophisticated and versatile event spaces perfectly catering to more intimate events. The Melbourne Rooms, Executive Editor, Oswald room and Syme boardroom are enlivened with bold geometries, art and distinctive finishes, complemented by state-of-the-art AV technology solutions. 

    Naturally, planners can also expect highly creative and customisable catering menus, while delegates will enjoy The Ritz-Carlton’s highly attentive and personalised service.  

    View size and capacity of The Ritz-Carlton’s meeting and event spaces 

    Centrally located within Melbourne’s central business district 

    Delegates will benefit from the hotel’s Lonsdale Street address, with close proximity to transport, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and key cultural attractions such as The National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne theatre district and Southbank. The iconic Yarra River is within walking distance, and St. Kilda Beach is only a 20-minute drive away. 

    Melbourne Convention Bureau can assist with your next meeting or event 

    Ask MCB about The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne when planning your next business event or luxurious incentive trip. The team can assist with everything from sending a Request for Proposal to site inspections. 

    Get in touch with MCB