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Crown Melbourne’s Club 23 Awarded Guinness World Record for the World’s Most Expensive Cocktail - 01 April 2015

April 2013, Melbourne, Australia. Crown Melbourne’s Club 23 has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the World’s Most Expensive Cocktail.

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Crown's Ladies Lunch at David Jones - 20 March 2015
The Crown Autumn Ladies Lunch will take place on Friday 20 March On Seven at David Jones to celebrate Sydney’s Autumn Racing Carnival. Hosted by three generations of Packer women - Roslyn, Gretel and Francesca Packer-Barham and supported by David Jones and The Australian Women's Weekly guests will include 220 of Australia's leading figures in racing, media, entertainment, business and fashion.
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This year the event will feature an extraordinary showcase of international Autumn Racing Fashion
presented by David Jones and modelled by David Jones Ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Montana

Master of Ceremonies, Karl Stefanovic will host the day with a special performance from The XFactor’s
Nathaniel plus Rob Mills supported by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chong Lim. The
menu is created by internationally renowned chefs and Crown Resorts culinary directors, Guillaume
Brahimi and Neil Perry.

This year, funds raised will be in support of four women's shelters including DV Connect, Safe Steps,
Catherine House and The Luke Batty Foundation, represented by special guest and Australian of the
Year Rosie Batty, to raise awareness around domestic violence against women.

Event: Crown’s Autumn Ladies Lunch
Date: Friday 20 March 2015
Location: On Seven at David Jones
Elizabeth Street Store
Level 7, 86-108 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
(Entry via Staff Entrance on Castlereagh Street)

12:00pm Guests to arrive
12:30pm Guests seated
1:30pm Karl Stefanovic to welcome guests and introduce Ann Peacock
1:35pm Karl Stefanovic to welcome Guillaume Brahimi and Neil Perry
1:45pm David Jones Fashion Parade + Nathaniel
2:20pm Rob Mills and Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Chong Lim
2:40pm Karl Stefanovic to introduce Rosie Batty and Helen McCabe
6:00pm Event Concludes

Media Contacts:

For media access please contact:
Ann Peacock, GM –Corporate and Public Relations or 0412 334 614
Jodi Crocker, Head of Social Media and Media Relations or 0403 026 600
Madeleine Wilson, David Jones Publicity Manager or 0424 638 855
Jenna Dinicola, David Jones Publicity Specialist or 0402 143 050

Visuals & Interview Opportunities:

Roslyn Packer, Gretel Packer, Francesca Packer-Barham, Rosie Batty, Jessica
Gomes, Montana Cox, Karl Stefanovic, Edwina McCann, Karin Upton-Baker, Sarah
Murdoch, Jesinta Campbell, Carla Zampatti, Bianca Spender, Kerri-Anne Kennerley,
Natalie Barr, Natarsha Belling, Helen McCabe, Terry Biviano, Collette Dinnigan,
Georgie Gardner, Deborah Hutton, Kelly Landry

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Melbourne, Australia. Friday 22 February 2013. Crown Melbourne, one of Australia’s multi-award winning culinary destinations will bring together some of the world’s most exciting chefs for this year’s festival.
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Crown Towers welcomes Les Clef d’Or member Ashleigh Macdonald as Chief Concierge - 09 February 2015
Award winning hotel, Crown Towers, has appointed long standing employee, and member of Les Clefs d’Or, Ashleigh Macdonald as Chief Concierge.
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MELBOURNE, 9 FEBRUARY 2015 – Award winning hotel, Crown Towers, has appointed long standing employee, and member of Les Clefs d’Or, Ashleigh Macdonald as Chief Concierge. With her recent acceptance into the exclusive Les Clefs d’Or, and the first female member appointed from Melbourne in fifteen years, Ashleigh’s excellent customer service, initiative and drive has landed her this permanent prestigious position.

To be accepted into Les Clefs d’Or, Ashleigh was required to demonstrate commitment to the continual improvement of service standards and to recognise the valuable role she plays in maintaining Australia’s reputation as a desirable destination for travellers. Established in Cannes in 1952, Les Clef d’Or awards new members with the gold crossed keys, an honour reserved for a highly select number of service professionals who continually demonstrate the highest level of care for their guests. The distinctive gold keys worn on the lapel of Les Clefs d'Or members are recognised by travelers around the world and identify the bearer as a true professional in their chosen career.

Ashleigh commenced her career at Crown in 2008 within the food and beverage team before moving across to Concierge in 2010. This recognition highlights the exceptional service she provides guests on a daily basis and her unwavering passion for the industry.

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Tina Orr
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Genevieve Day
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Crown Resorts’ diverse range of world-class corporate offerings makes it a destination for MICE success! - 04 February 2015
Crown Resorts will be showcasing their diverse range of innovative MICE offerings across Melbourne and Perth. 
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AIME 2015 – February 24 to 25

MELBOURNE, 4 FEBRUARY 2015 – Crown Resorts will be showcasing their diverse range of innovative MICE offerings across Melbourne and Perth, cementing their reputation as hospitality industry leaders at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Meetings Expo (AIME) on February 24 to 25. Crown’s ‘Destination for Success’ stand, located at booth #C310 will feature an array of Crown’s leading corporate offerings, with samples and examples of the versatile range of large-scale and intimate event spaces, innovative technological offerings, award-winning accommodation, inspired culinary offerings from celebrity chef Guillaume Brahimi and news on the opening of Crown Towers Perth, which is set to change the events industry in WA.

2014 marked the beginning of construction on the highly anticipated Crown Towers Perth, making Crown Perth the first hotel complex in the city with a total capacity of 1,200 rooms. With the addition of Crown Towers, Crown Perth will be the largest hotel complex the city has ever seen. Scheduled for completion in 2017, the new Crown Towers will boast 500 luxury rooms, an array of world class restaurants, leading events facilities and access to Crown Perth’s Convention Centre with 4,800 square metres of venue space. This new luxury hotel offering in Perth continues Crown’s commitment to delivering world-class accommodation and event experiences, furthering Crown Perth’s reputation as a world-leading destination for the MICE market.

Crown Melbourne also continued to develop their MICE offerings, finessing the finest options for corporate events, including exclusive culinary options from celebrity restaurateur Guillaume Brahimi. The esteemed French chef has recently been recognised for his culinary prowess by the French Government, achieving the prestigious title of Knight in late 2014. Along with his Knighthood, Brahimi also holds the title of Crown’s Culinary Director, where he creates premium banquet menus for events and conferences, making Crown the only events destination to deliver the cuisine of a world-celebrated chef for large scale functions and events.

With a dedicated team of events and conferences professionals, Crown Resorts remain committed to delivering events with unsurpassed onsite service and event options that can cater from groups of ten to 2000 pax. In addition, Crown Hotels offers competitive day delegate packages, ensuring the immense range of corporate offerings are available for all budgets and occasions. All these factors work to uniquely position Crown Melbourne and Perth as Australia’s destination for success when it comes to hosting world-class, unforgettable events and conferences for any budget and scale.

Crown Spa Pamper Zone
During AIME 2015, Crown Events & Conferences will also be celebrating the return of the Crown Spa Pamper Zone, located opposite Crown’s stand (#C310) at Hospitality Suite 2 to ensure delegates can take a break from their action packed AIME schedules and enjoy a complimentary 15 minute neck, shoulder or hand massage performed by Crown Spa’s expertly trained spa therapists. To book, hosted buyers can email before 5:00pm on 13 February with their preferred date, time and treatment option.

‘Destination for Success’ Instagram competition
AIME delegates will have the chance to win one of two $1,000 Crown Gift cards simply by visiting Crown Hotels ‘Destination for Success’ at booth #C310 during the conference, and ‘checking in’ on Instagram. By ‘checking in’, delegates will have uploaded a photo of the Crown Hotels booth to their Instagram page, selected ‘Crown AIME Booth #C130’ as the location status, tagged @crownresorts and hashtagged #destination4success. The first 500 delegates to show a Crown representative at the Crown Hotels AIME booth that they have ‘checked in’ will receive an instant gift of a bottle of Moet Chandon (200ml), and go in the draw to win one of two daily prizes of a $1,000 Crown Gift card. Entries close each day, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 February, at 5:00pm. Terms and conditions apply.

For more press information and high resolution imagery, please contact Hatch Communications:

Tina Orr
o 9836 2167 ext.7
m 0413 378 081

Genevieve Day
o 9836 2167 ext.3
m 0488 558 331

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