Crown Melbourne, is arguably the epicentre of sporting entertainment in Melbourne and now that the Spring Racing Carnival is underway, Crown is showcasing a host of Spring Racing offers throughout the property’s premium restaurants, three luxurious hotels, two day spas and The West End.
Located only 30 minutes from the iconic Flemington Racecourse, Crown’s three hotels – Crown Towers, Crown Metropol and Crown Promenade are tipped to be the best choice for those who want the excitement of races to extend beyond the track. Packages start from $395.00 including overnight accommodation and breakfast for two.
For ladies, no race-day outfit is complete without hair, make-up and long, thick lashes. ISIKA day spa, located in the art-filled surrounds of Crown Metropol, has organised Spring Racing Carnival packages to get racegoers trackside ready, complete with a glass of Australian sparkling wine served on arrival. Make up application prices start from $80.00.
Across the complex, at the newly-renovated luxurious Crown Spa on level three of Crown Towers, guests can be amongst the first to experience any of the spa’s 17 opulent treatment rooms, luxury La Prairie products and treatments and stunning new hair, nail and make up salon at Crown Spa.
But what can guests do if they can’t get to the track?
One floor above Nobu is the recently renovated Conservatory restaurant with gorgeous views of the city skyline and the Yarra River. The Conservatory’s open space will be filled with screens broadcasting from the racetrack on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day and Crown Oak Day, as well as offering their famous buffet. What could be better than an unlimited buffet, expansive views and watching the races with friends?
Adjacent to the Conservatory and spilling into the common area between the two restaurants, JJ’s Bar & Grill will be transformed into a gold, black and white Moët & Chandon Glamour Bar during the week-long celebrations at Flemington. JJ’s Bar & Grill will feature gold Moët & Chandon Imperial magnums and black Moët & Chandon 2003 Vintage Champagne as well as being one of the few exclusive venues at Crown to serve the spring/summer drink of choice, Moët & Chandon Imperial Ice.
The West End at Crown
The West End’s 4 venues – The Merrywell, Cotta, Lumia and The Common Room – will be open on all major race days.
Melbourne Cup Day at Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar
To celebrate the race that stops a nation, 29-year-old, hot-shot, English chef, John Lawson is hosting an exclusive Melbourne Cup day party at Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar complete with a decadent five course lunch and a take home photograph as a reminder of the day.
Tuesday 6 November
Guests will be greeted by a black carpet as they enter the restaurant. The five course meal begins with canapés in the lounge area where a roaming photographer will capture the special day for guests. Large TV screens will be placed throughout the restaurant so that no punter misses a race.
To coincide with celebrations for the 50th year of Fashions on the Field and Crown’s Photo Finish Exhibition, perfectly positioned outside Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, prizes for the best dressed and best hat will be awarded on the day.
Sunday 11 November – Bottomless Bubbles at Number 8 restaurant & wine bar
When the whirlwind week comes to a close, some say they can feel a little down.
Book a table at the restaurant and enjoy free-flowing Moët & Chandon and a three course lunch for $105.00 per person.
Source = Crown