Every hour brilliant meteor-like flashes reflect off the downtown waterfront skyscrapers as well as the river itself and can be seen from miles away. Much like how fairytale dragons emit fire to let all around know of their dominant force and power, these pillars send a commanding message to all as well. The message is that you are to be in awe of these Elite Retreat – Crown Towers Melbourne, one of the most imposing hotels in the world!
Once inside the grand lobby, guest will be gob-smacked by the opulence before them. Crystal chandeliers are at every turn and the sparkling doesn’t end there. The entrance lobby features a soaring 36-feet-tall atrium with gloss-black granite marble and Porto Romano stone-clad columns, plush furnishings and an elegant lobby bar, The Waiting Room, where elites come to see and be seen. The style, décor, and craftsmanship throughout are impeccable with sleek Art Deco-design details.
Being one of the best hotels in the world The Crowns’ motto is “Above All Else” and it is an understatement. This is the Bellagio or Marina Bay Sands of Australia with sister properties in Perth, Manilla, and Macau, and is developed by Australia’s home-grown hospitality titans, Crown Resorts. The level of service is refined and the amenities on offer put this homespun brand of hotels on par with the Ritz Carlton’s and Waldorf Astoria’s of the world.
Located in the heart of the Melbourne downtown riverfront area, the hotel is nearby Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. Everyone that stays at the Crown Melbourne will feel like a VIP – a true elite retreat. However, the next level is reserved for the hotel’s extra-fabulous guests who receive a private check-in, and even more personalized services. It feels like a private club with exquisite furnishings, objects d’art, and fine crystal ware and light fixtures. Guest will also find a capable and dedicated concierge staff ready to get you those tough-to-get tickets to the play in town or help with changing your flight arrangements.
Whether you’ve hit the casino tables or not, you’ll feel like a high roller when you stay at one of the most luxurious hotels. The 481 guest rooms and suites are chic and extremely spacious with a clean Art Deco-inspired décor. All have sweeping views of the Melbourne city skyline and Yarra river below or the Port Phillip Bay.
The Premiere Club Suite was created to impress the most jaded traveler with a large, curved living room, giving a 180-degree panoramic view over the city or Port Phillip Bay. The view is stunning during the day, and to see all of the activities below or a night when the city lights begin to twinkle. The size of the suites is quite large at 750 square feet. The latest, high-level electronics add to the experience as does the bathroom with a large soaking tub and separate shower.
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For another-level experience, the elite retreat offers its penthouse-like villas which are even more spacious with 1,400 square feet and a 24-hour butler to see that all of your whims are served.
This elite retreat is more than just a hotel, it is a destination entertainment complex with a casino as well as a luxury brand shopping mall and plenty of restaurants. There are eleven signature restaurants that have all types of cuisines from the French bistro and Italian fine dining to a Chinese, two Japanese as well as a British and Australian restaurant.
The top hotel seems to seek every opportunity to wow its guest. The Crown Spa Melbourne is a destination spa with an exquisite décor of Italian marble and cathedral-like ceilings, as well as private treatment rooms and their over-the-top Indulgence Suite. The spa offers a full range of treatments by talented therapists.
The Crown Towers has a number of exclusive designs facilities such as one of the largest indoor pools in Australia. The 80-foot, heated pool is truly an oasis with lounge chairs and canopy beds perfect for lounging the day away by the pool. There’s also a state-of-the-art gym with private trainers as well as two outdoor tennis courts.
This elite retreat is one of those hotels the just seems to do everything right. From the opulence of the design and décor, location and all of the ways to stay and play, the Crown Towers is the ideal place to stay in Melbourne for those who want to live like a high roller.