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CROWN SET TO SWITCH OFF FOR EARTH HOUR - 22 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia. Wednesday 22 March 2017. On Saturday 25 March at 8:30pm, Crown Melbourne will turn out and dim partial perimeter lighting throughout and inside the Entertainment Complex, along with turning off the famous gas brigades in support of the World Wide Fund for Nature's Earth Hour climate change awareness event. 
 
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Now in its tenth year, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.
 
“Earth Hour is an important initiative that is being marked in cities around the world and I am proud to announce that Crown will also be supporting this initiative,” Mr Barry Felstead, Crown Chief Executive Officer – Australian Resorts said. “A significant number of businesses and landmarks across Melbourne are participating and Crown would certainly encourage everyone to participate, and help send the message that it is possible for businesses and individuals to take action on climate change.”

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Crown Towers Melbourne Ranked Number One - and Melbourne's Only Five Star Hotel - 23 February 2017
Melbourne — February 23, 2017 — Crown Towers Melbourne’s first-ever inclusion in the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating listings was made all the more special with the news it delivered a higher composite review score than those who traditionally set the pace for the ‘world’s best’ set.
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One of only two Australian hotels to be named in this year’s Five-Star list, it is also Melbourne’s sole Five-
Star representative.

Forbes report showed Crown’s composite score of 93.97% actually outperformed 15 other prestigious luxury brands which Forbes identifies as offering the highest standard for luxury hotels across the globe – including the likes of MGM Resorts International, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

The composite score is developed from the assessment of the hotel against up to 800 objective standards. These standards are the most stringent in the hospitality industry — with Forbes Travel Guide inspectors having stayed anonymously for two nights and three days at each hotel to evaluate every detail of the visit.

Across the 25 core sections and classification score groups, Crown Towers Melbourne achieved a perfect 100% score for Guest Services, Hotel Phone Services, Fitness Facilities, Business Service, Housekeeping Daily Service, Guest Room, Cleanliness & Condition, Courtesy & Manners, Food & Beverage Quality and Staff appearance – demonstrating a high level of performance right across the Crown Towers Melbourne experience.

The prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating reinforces Crown Towers Melbourne’s status as the premium in luxury accommodation in Australia and secures its place among the very best in the world.

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EVENT FOUR - RECAP 2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 18 January 2017
2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP
Australia’s Serge Osalan Wins Event #4: Pot Limit Omaha for AUD$58,315

Melbourne, Australia. Tuesday 17 January 2017. The action has been heating up at the 2017 Aussie Millions at Crown Melbourne with a handful of events now on the books. 
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Australia’s Serge Osalan became the second local player to be crowned a champion in this year’s poker festival after taking down the fourth event of the series for AUD$58,315. Event #4 featured an AUD$1,150 buy-in and was the first of four pot-limit Omaha events on the schedule.
 
Osalan not only recorded his first win in an Aussie Million event, but this also represented his first tournament win overall and his first cash in any Aussie Millions tournament.
 
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EVENT FIVE - RECAP 2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 18 January 2017
Niall Murray defeats fellow British pro Jack Salter in Event #5: NLHE Mix Max
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Melbourne, Australia. Wednesday 18 January 2017. After two days of intense action, Event #5 has crowned its champion. Niall Murray triumphed in the no-limit hold’em Mix Max tournament securing an AUD$61,300 payday and his first championship ring. Murray, who hails from London in the U.K., now has more than USD$191,000 in live tournament winnings, with this result making up almost a third of that impressive total. Prize money and championship ring aside, this victory was made sweeter for Murray because it was also his first cash in an Aussie Millions event.
 
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EVENT ONE - RECAP 2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 17 January 2017
Melbourne Local, Robert Raymond Wins Event #1: Opening Event for AUD$320,830
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Melbourne, Australia. Tuesday 17 January 2017. The first event of the 2017 Aussie Millions was a whopper which saw Robert Raymond successfully navigate the massive field to earn the Event 1 title and AUD$320,830. Raymond, a Melbourne local, bested a field which included 1,565 total entries up from the 1,320 entries the same event saw in 2016.
 
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