Crown Resorts and Casino14/01/2016
In Australia Crown Resorts operate resorts in Melbourne and Perth, and welcome over 25 million visitors per year. Globally, Crown wholly-owns and operates: Aspinall’s Club, a high-end casino in Mayfair London, and holds a 33.6% equity interest in Melco Crown Entertainment, one of Macau’s major integrated resort operators.
In Melbourne, Crown Resorts own and operate three exceptional hotels. The Crown precinct includes Crown Towers, Crown Promenade and Crown Metropol.
The entertainment complex is the hub of Melbourne city life and includes a world-class casino, luxury retail precinct, Melbourne’s grandest event spaces, theatres and performance spaces, cinemas, high-end spas with leading fitness clubs and a plethora of dining options from fine cuisine to cafes and fast food offerings showcasing an array of international cuisines.
This issue we look at the Crown Metropol and all it has to offer.
The Crown Metropol is bold, distinctive and aesthetically appealing with the promise of personal gratification and enhancement. As you enter the lobby, the personality of the hotel resonates – from the giant Timber balls to the Ribbon Staircase…it is beguiling, tactile, inviting and warm.
The younger sibling of Crown Towers and Crown Promenade, Crown Metropol was designed by Bates Smart and opened its doors in 2010.
The sleek and sexy Crown Metropol is an architectural feat for Melbourne’s landscape. With 658 rooms it is Australia’s largest hotel, yet the wave-shape design of the building cleverly creates a boutique hotel feel, redefining contemporary luxury.
Located on the corner of Whiteman and Clarendon Streets in Southbank, Metropol is a ten-minute walk to the Melbourne CBD and is joined to the wider Crown Resorts via a sky bridge.
No matter which room you choose at Crown Metropol you can expect high-tech urban glamour meets functionality with a bold yet quietly distinctive use of design. Sleek, white interiors are contrasted by use of metal, wood and stone, warm orange-hued earth toned carpetting, black oak panelling and a black feature wall that dominates each sumptuous bedroom. European mid-century inspired mod furnishings, art and fittings are complemented with textured fabric sliding screens used to separate the ensuite and stone and bevelled glass bathroom.
Services and Amenities:
• Full 24-hour Concierge
• 24-hour room service
• ISIKA Spa
• Turndown service
• High definition LCD television
• Wireless Internet access
• iPod docking station
• The latest in-room movies & cable TV channels
• Mini bar and refrigerator
• Oversized shower
• Individually controlled air-conditioning
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Desk and lamp
• 2 VoIP phones including in-room technology desk phone providing real- time updates and connectivity to various services through a colour LCD touch screen
• Delicious in-room dining from Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar
• 24-hour valet parking
• Highly trained, professional staff 28
Sky Bar Lounge:
“28” is Crown Metropol’s exclusive lounge and sky bar located on, you guessed it, Level 28 and offering breathtaking panoramic views of Melbourne’s skyline. Like the eclectic artwork that greets guests as they exit the lift, “28” has many personalities – club lounge, event space & public bar. High-tech glamour meets private school library and ski lodge. It’s a space where you can create the night you want.
Food and Beverage:
Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar is Crown Metropol’s signature restaurant offering French-inspired, modern cuisine. Signature dishes include a modern twist on nursery favourite of boiled egg and toasted soldiers (remodelled for the discerning diner as duck egg with sourdough soldiers), roasted Canadian scallops on cauliflower puree with toasted wild rice and spice and Saltbush lamb belly served with peas and mint.
The restaurant features a warm, rustic dining area complete with inviting communal tables and lively bar area serving a world class selection of cocktails, irresistible snacks and shared platters.
Located on Level 27 of Crown Metropol, ISIKA, (from the ancient Sanskrit for ‘brush’ or ‘sacred pen’) is a peaceful, private urban retreat providing a haven for contemplation and discovery, allowing guests to rewrite their destiny. Working on five principles; Indigenous, Sensual, Immerse, Kinetic and Awareness, ISIKA has been designed to assist guests with creating a wellness plan for their lives.
Also located on Level 27, ISIKA Spa offers 15 residential rooms with a private staircase that leads directly to the day spa. The residential spa accommodation has been designed in conjunction with Crown Metropol’s spa professionals and comes complete with private access to ISIKA Spa, use of the pool and gymnasium, relaxation areas and all hydrotherapy facilities.
Crown Metropol 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne
P: + 61 3 9292 6211
P: + 61 3 9292 8327