Playing and Staying in Australia's Las Vegas Down Under, the Crown Melbourne

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Melbourne, Australia is the ideal destination to stay and play and offers the urban explorer a holiday filled with endless options from in this vibrant and pulsating city.  Those visiting Melbourne know that there is one adult playground beyond all others and without question, it is Crown Melbourne that reigns supreme.  

The Crown Melbourne is a cosmopolitan resort complex of entertainment, casinos, dining and three major hotels that covers a six-city block area in downtown Melbourne. The complex fronts the Yarra River where at night, along the boardwalk and in front of the Crown Towers hotel, fireballs burst into the sky on the hour creating a flash of drama and excitement over the Melbourne city scape. Just beyond is a complex of three tony hotels, promenade malls with a gazillion restaurants and shops from fashion to luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Prada and Rolex.  

For entertainment, there is a theatre, cinemas, night clubs, bars and of course, casinos with clinking slot machines, blackjack and poker and everything in between.  Just when you’ve had your fill of eating, shopping and playing, Crown Melbourne offers three hotels from their flagship, Crown Towers, their Crown Promenade for those who want to be in the middle of the action and their chic and sleek city retreat, the Crown Metropol.  

The Crown Metropol is a glitzy ultra-modern hotel with a décor that exudes glam with a sleek design, sultry dark colors, Avant guard artworks and dramatic winding staircase in the soaring atrium lobby. The hotel also happens to the largest hotel in Melbourne with 658 rooms on 28 floors behind a black mirrored tower. 

The hotel's most dramatic feature is the ultra-swanky infinity-edge pool that overlooks the city and Port Phillip Bay from its high perch on the 27th floor. Sharing the same floor,  the hotel boasts a mega fitness center and its executive club. With its sleek design and lavish amenities, the Crown Metropol is clearly a hotel popular with the hipster set as well as traveling execs, families, and Australians on a weekend getaway.     

After guests have had their fill of the endless entertainment that the Crown Melbourne offers or from exploring the city, they’ll look forward to retreating to their urban hideaway. The 658 rooms and suites offer a range of accommodations from their standard rooms to their palatial penthouse. No matter which option you choose, expect spacious open areas, retro designer furnishings, and minimalist design with muted colors. What is most impressive are the large windows offering gorgeous views of the city. 

For the high roller, they’ll want to choose the Loft which is the size of an apartment with a separate living room and bedroom. Living rooms are ideal to take in the city views or to have an in-room meal at the dining table for four. Guests will surely be impressed with the bathrooms that feature a large soaking bath, oversized walk-in showers. 

For a night out on the town, hotel guests can forget uber and just take the elevator to the top floor and the 28 Skybar Lounge which is a chic cocktail lounge that overlooks the city. This is the place to be, especially on weekends, where Melbourne’s in-crowd turn out for dinner or cocktails and most importantly, to see and be seen. 

On another night, guests will want to take the short stroll to one of the complex’s mega Vegas-style clubs, Co. and Therapy, at Level 3.  Here is where on any weekend, local and visiting party people flock to check out the biggest international DJs. Expect a long night on the jam-packed dance floor until early morning.  If that’s not your style, the complex offers everything in between from Karaoke to sports bars and even a hip bowling alley. 

Melbourne is a sublime destination for the urban explorer. For those looking to enjoy this dynamic city as well as a bit of Las Vegas down under, then booking your stay at the Crown Metropol is a surely safe bet. 

Glenn Harris

Glenn Harris is an accomplished journalist focusing on international travel, fine dining, and luxury lifestyle events. His wanderlust has taken him to over 105 countries where he is constantly straying off the beaten path uncovering new and exotic finds. He particularly enjoys seeking out lesser known travel gems and places to stay, dine, or experiences to capture. ...(Read More)

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