Many people travel in and out of Melbourne for so many different reasons. Every day business travellers come into the city via airports and buses, trains, cabs, cars, and shuttles. The reasons people come to Melbourne are as diverse as the people. Many come for weddings and graduation parties, some come to go on holiday, while others are here for business.
The accommodation options are plentiful and fall into all budget categories depending on needs and wants. This article will look at the best conference hotels and guest houses in Melbourne.
The Best Conference Hotels in Melbourne
The Grand Chancellor Hotel is ideal for small to medium sized meetings or conferences. With six rooms to choose from that are suitable for anything from 10-100 guests. The Grand Chancellor is well equipped to handle weddings, receptions, product presentations, networking events, or company training sessions. There are catering options for snacks, breakfasts, or full course meals. Each event will be planned to the clients needs.
There are four different types of rooms at the Chancellor to choose from for those guests that may want to stay overnight at the same facility. This can be especially convenient for events that last several days. There is a nice rooftop swimming pool, and all rooms have WiFi and Movie channels.
For large events the Crown Events & Conferences Melbourne is a superb local. Formal events in their ballroom can seat up to 1500 guests. In addition to the Palladium there are a number of other rooms including an exhibition hall, a studio, and several other meeting rooms. Event coordinators at the Crown are experienced in planning both corporate events as well as weddings and other private parties.
There are both day packages and packages for guests to stay on the grounds. There are a handful of bars and restaurants and a full spa.
Unique Event Space
For the creative spirit try an Inspired meeting or Event at the Art Series Hotels. This unique venue allows you to create your own space within their space. Ideal for team building, brainstorms sessions, media events, product launches, or anything else that would go well at a boutique hotel facility. There are four different spaces spread out throughout Melbourne for your perfect event. Boutique spaces are available for groups up to 300 or as few as 2. Overnight accommodations are available at some locations.
Indoor or Outdoor Event Options
Anyone that would like to take advantage of the wonderful weather in Melbourne should have a look at Amora Meetings & Events. Amora can coordinate small to medium size events in myriad of event spaces. Groups of up to 200 will be comfortable at Amora. The courtyard marquee available for outdoor events is perfect no matter what the weather is like. There is a broad range of catering choices available, natural light, and seven different rooms that can be used for anything from presentations, seminars, weddings, product launches, media briefings, press conferences and so much more. Amora is a very diverse facility sure to please even the most discerning guest.
The Best Guest Houses in Melbourne
Not everyone is travelling for business, and not everyone needs a venue for a large group. Many guests that use guesthouses are lone travellers and backpackers. For great accommodations on a budget or for a home away from home a boutique guesthouse may have just what you are looking for.
For the budget conscious there is a fabulous heritage protected building in Melbourne’s CBD. The Hotel Claremont a grand Victorian House built in 1866 is a great piece of history and has 3 star accommodations available for very reasonable prices. There are room shares as well as private rooms available. Travellers can stay overnight for as little as $38 depending on availability and duration of stay. Located in the heart of Melbourne this guesthouse is close to many of the attractions you will want to visit.
The polar opposite to the Hotel Claremont would be the Devon Guest House in the Dandenong Ranges. This delightful guesthouse is way out of the city and is perfect for when you need a respite from the concrete jungle of downtown. Just ask the locals from Melbourne, they have been using the restorative properties of the Dandenongs for over a century when an escape from the city becomes necessary. Rates begin at $160 per night for a queen bed room. There are also larger suites available.
On the border of the CBD and the suburbs of Melbourne is a fantastic 5 room guesthouse set in a mansion constructed in 1941. 420 Punt is a charming guesthouse impeccably decorated using the finest linens and bedding to ensure every guest experiences to utmost in comfort. Music is important and 420 Punt will accept requests that way the soundtrack of your life continues to play even while you are travelling. There is a shared computer room, and art work adorns all the walls by new and aspiring artists. Feel the creativity fostered in this fantastic guesthouse.
Whether you are a lone traveller looking for a shared accommodation, or an event organizer coordinating a conference for 1000 delegates there is a perfect facility for you in Melbourne. The range of accommodations in Melbourne is vast. We have just begun to touch on the possibilities. Please have a read of our articles about family accommodations, and the best Bed & Breakfasts Melbourne has to offer.
When you need to get out of the room there are so many things to see and do in the great city of Melbourne and further afield. There are beaches, wineries, mountains, and of course the Great Ocean Road. There is no shortage of things to do. Executive Coaches will assist you with your transportation needs as well as event planning if you need it. Let us know what you are planning and we will be happy to help.