Ibis Hotel Melbourne steel city delight
Surrounded by Melbournes vintage architecture stands a tall monument to modern steel and glass packaging the contemporary dcor of the Ibis Hotel Melbourne. Chic and elegant, private and under-stated, the 250 room hotel boasts comfort and charm in its newly refurbished appointments.
On Therry Street, close to the bustle of Victoria and Elizabeth Streets, the hotel anchors a visit with the convenience of indoor parking upon arrival, the Ibistro Caf for light, informal and simple meals throughout the day, and an elegant bar for evening drinks before or after the night around a vibrant city. All rooms are furnished with contemporary curves softening boxed desks and chairs, plush bedding and WIFI, LCD televisions and safe deposit boxes. For families or guests in town for a week of business, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes are available.
On the edge of the Commercial Business District, the conference facility can handle 300 delegates in one large room or divided into several meetings on any subject. The Stock Exchange and many corporate headquarters are convenient to the hotel as is the shuttle from the airports. Whichever parts of Melbournes many areas guests might like to explore, the unique system of trams and trains is easily accessible from the Ibis Hotel Melbourne at no cost.
With a reputation for style and fashion, Melbournes boutiques and unique restaurants spread out in all directions from the Ibis Hotel Melbourne, particularly the Queen Victoria Market, resplendent in 19th century vintage architecture and the Lyon Street Restaurant Quarter. Chinatown is a cultural display of fireworks nearby. Sports enthusiasts can use the Ibis as a place to rest between tennis matches at the Rod Laver and Vodafone Arenas. Other venues such as the Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Park Function Centre, and Etihad Stadium (formerly the Telstra Dome) are also in close proximity.
The Crown Complex, in addition to the Southern hemispheres largest casino, offers a great selection of live entertainment options, movies and interactive games like laser skirmishes and bowling. The Eureka Sky Deck, with 360 degree views of Melbourne is close enough to see the Hotel from the Skydeck 88, a glass cube projecting 3 meters outwards, suspending visitors 300 meters above the ground. For the even more adventurous, the Luna Park produces jaw-dropping, eye-popping thrills on amusement rides like the Pharaohs Curse.
To please the eye after so much activity, the Ibis Hotel Melbourne stands conveniently between the Flagstaff and Carlton Gardens and is easy reach to the Royal Botanical Gardens offering more exotic vegetation. For those wanting to get outside the city boundaries for a daylong change from the bustle, the hotel staff can recommend excursions to explore the magnificent scenery at coastal points along the Great Ocean Road such as the Mornington Peninsula or a cruise out to Phillips Island to view the Penguin Parade. They might also suggest a trip inland to sample the Yarra Valley wine region or experience the diversity and tranquility of Gippsland and Grampians National Park,
Variety is the benefit of a prosperous city and the Ibis Hotel Melbourne delivers its comfort in equal proportions.