by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Mice Net : June 2009
melbourne new crown reflecting its belief that Melbourne will be the nation’s convention and conferencing mecca, crown is well into its third hotel build in Melbourne. The 28-storey futuristic wave-shaped building has been designed by the 150 year-old firm, Bates Smart, architects responsible for previous Crown hotels, and Melbourne’s Federation Square, Southbank and Freshwater Place precincts. Crown CEO, david Courtney said the Metropol would provide more than 300 jobs and will also be home to Crown’s extensive educational facility, Crown College, which includes a dedicated training restaurant for apprentice chefs. It will also feature Gordon ramsay’s first Australian restaurant, and as expected it will be called a four-letter word – Maze, taken from his London property. Whether or not Gordon employs other four letter words at the opening, it is a much-anticipated addition to Melbourne’s culinary landscape and seats are expected to be difficult to obtain in the opening weeks. Apart from overseeing the 300-seat Maze, Ramsay will be responsible for the room service menu. He was due to visit the project in June. Although Crown Promenade offers dedicated meeting space with the Crown Conference Centre, Metropol will have extensive meetings facilities and delegate accommodation enticement includes dedicated spa accommodation rooms with private and direct access to the spa and a range of suites. Currently scheduled to open in April next year the new Crown Metropol will bring the total number of hotel rooms available at the Crown complex to more than 1600, which should ensure a significant share of the room nights for major meetings. Crown’s credentials in the meetings industry are well established, but it continues to break new ground with a dedicated organisers’ centre offering services including secretarial, internet workstations, photocopying, printing and scanning facilities, a private meeting room and courier. Using Crown’s Meeting Matrix technology gives PCOs the ability to view virtual conference room layouts, configuration, even theming, so its clients can use the internet to see just how a function would look. r 108 mice.net ecently revealed as Crown Metropol, the hotel will offer 658 rooms, a day spa on the top floors, and a sky-bar complete with outdoor terrace.