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Mice Net : February 2009
melbourne With prime position on Southgate, a short walk to the CBD and public transport its 11 meeting spaces for up to 400 are popular. Its elegant boardrooms and small meeting spaces for six to 40 are particularly in demand for private off-site city meeting space. Boasting wood-panelled walls and private 25th floor terrace, Alto is the hotel’s showpiece venue which can seat 120 for dinner or 200 for cocktails overlooking the Yarra and the city. Langham offers 387 well-appointed rooms, including 45 executive club rooms with personalised butler service. Further up the Yarra, to the east of the CBD, Melbourne & Olympic Parks is where this city has built its major sports event tradition, named the world’s Ultimate Sports City in 2008. Here, work is now underway on construction of a $268 million world-class rectangular stadium to host soccer, rugby league and rugby union for more than 31,000 fans, due to be completed by late 2009. Not simply for tennis champs and rock stars, Melbourne & Olympic Parks currently offer a broad range of meeting venues, including Rod Laver Arena (15,000), Hisense Arena (10,000), Melbourne Park Function Centre (2200 square metres), Margaret Court Arena (6000), Olympic Park Stadium (12,000 seats and 18,500 total), plus a range of indoor and tennis courts, ovals and stylish function areas. It also offers in-house catering, technical experts, security and car parking. The multi-million dollar stadium is underway at Melbourne & Olympic Parks. Try clubbing RACV-style Since it opened its new premises in the heart of Melbourne’s Versatile. Spacious. Intimate. • 1800 square metres of pillarless function space • Award winning catering for 50-2000 people • Sound-proof, moveable walls • Open balcony overlooking Melbourne skyline Phone: (03) 9286 1600 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mopt.com.au 150 mice.net