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HESTON BLUMENTHAL'S THE FAT DUCK RESTAURANT CLOSES TO MIGRATE SOUTH – DUE TO ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA IN 2015 - 01 December 2014
The first international restaurant opening for Heston Blumenthal will be his three Michelin starred The Fat Duck. 
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December 2014, Heston Blumenthal will close the doors of his award-winning The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, UK and seamlessly reopen February 2015 with Crown Resorts in Melbourne, Australia. In an unprecedented move for a restaurant of such renown, Heston will take the entire Fat Duck team with him to Australia for a massive

six month relocation. However, upon The Fat Duck’s return to the UK after their half-

year sojourn, Melbourne will not be left empty handed. In the same location as the temporary The Fat Duck at Crown Melbourne Resort, Heston and Group Executive Head Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts will open Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, securing lasting ties with Australia.

Both The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will occupy the same space in the award-winning Crown Towers hotel in Southbank, Melbourne’s urban centre and

cultural hub. This ground breaking culinary project will encourage diners from around the world to visit Melbourne generating extensive exposure and benefits for the city, Victoria and Australia.

The timing was serendipitous: Heston has long had a desire to open in Australia, The Fat Duck wanted to celebrate its milestone 20th anniversary in 2015 in an extraordinary fashion, the building in Bray was due for renovation, and Crown Melbourne wanted to enhance its already impressive dining offerings.

Heston comments, “This is an incredible opportunity and I am thrilled that it has worked out the way it has. The Fat Duck is part of a Grade II listed building, so I

always knew there would come a time when it would need a little attention and the building itself would require a bit of modernisation – after all, it was built in 1640. I

just couldn’t bear the thought of closing for an extended period, though. When we first started conversations with Crown, I saw the potential of the situation and really

began to hope. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.”
Crown Resorts Chairman, James Packer says, “Heston’s decision to relocate The

Fat Duck to our Melbourne resort is an incredible result for Crown Resorts and the Victorian tourism industry. To attract an internationally renowned chef and innovator

of Heston’s calibre is a reflection on Melbourne’s culinary reputation and Crown’s commitment to dining excellence. The relocation of the coveted restaurant will be a

big boost for local tourism, attracting interstate and international guests to Melbourne so they can experience a once in a lifetime dining opportunity.”

The first time Heston visited Australia was in 2003. “I fell in love with the country immediately,” he states. “From that very first moment, the idea took root – someday

I wanted to have a restaurant there. The restaurant scene is fantastic, the diversity exciting, and the produce incredible, but better than all of that, the people are just

great fun. I love how Australian people celebrate good food; there is such a love of everything from coffee shops to gourmet restaurants and everything in between.”

Whilst at Crown Melbourne Resort, The Fat Duck will offer the same magical dining experience that earned it three Michelin stars in Bray 11 years previously: the full Tasting Menu, the flawless and relaxed service, and the multi-sensory journey of history, nostalgia, emotion and memory that has made it one of the most lauded restaurants in the world. Half the world away, the building in Bray will have its

interiors modernised, creating exciting new work areas – particularly in the kitchen –

whilst still preserving its architectural integrity and historical context. The dining room will be refurbished as well, but the interior design will remain largely unaffected, keeping the room as the perfect stage for the dining experience as a whole.

Following The Fat Duck’s return home to the UK, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will

take up residence within Crown Melbourne Resort, becoming the only restaurant the chef has in his portfolio outside of the UK. It joins ranks with The Fat Duck, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal located in London, The Hinds Head, The Crown at Bray, and The Perfectionists’ Café. 

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World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Begins October 2 - 24 November 2014
MELBOURNE/LAS VEGAS. Wednesday, September 24, 2014. World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific returns to Melbourne, Australia in two weeks for its only international stop of 2014 from October 2-18, 2014 with 10 WSOP gold bracelets on the line – and the race for WSOP Player of the Year still hanging in the balance.
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Crown Gifts will surprise and delight this Christmas with a new pop up location new offers and new products - 18 November 2014
To celebrate the spirit of giving this festive season, Crown Gifts will be launching a new range of luxurious products, new offers and a new pop-up location! 
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MELBOURNE, 18 NOVEMBER 2014 – To celebrate the spirit of giving this festive season, Crown Gifts will be launching a new range of luxurious products, new offers and a new pop-up location! Open from Monday, 17 November until Christmas Eve, the Crown Gifts Riverwalk store, located opposite Spice Temple and Nobu will house a wide range of gorgeous gifts, from plush Crown Metropol bath robes to the new and exclusive luxe Crown Candles and of course gift cards for an individual Crown Melbourne or Perth experience. Crown Gifts provides inspirational gift options this Christmas.

For the first time, Crown Gifts will help guests celebrate the season of giving with five exclusive La Prairie Christmas gift packs. The Travel Essentials Collection ($250) comes complete with every skincare need for a luxurious travel experience, while those seeking the ultimate luxury gift can choose the Caviar Eye Perfection Collection ($370) pack. The Essence of La Prairie ($160) collection includes our cult eye essence for a firming eye lift with cleanser and toner companions.

For those that can’t make it into the Crown Gifts flagship store at Crown Metropol or the Riverwalk store at Crown Towers, Crown Gifts are now also offering free shipping for all online orders between 20November and 15 December 2014 on the Crown Gifts at Home products, available at http://www.crowngifts.com.au/.

The enticing range of Crown Gifts’ Christmas gift offers include:

All I Want for Christmas package;
Crown Gifts are providing extra value this festive season. Purchase a $350 Crown Gifts gift card and receive$50 additional value that can be used with Crown’s hotels, restaurants, or at the Crown Gifts store.
Available 20 November – 24 December 2014. Terms and conditions apply.

Complimentary Shipping offering:
For the organised gift giver, Crown Gifts are offering free shipping with online purchases between 20 November – 15 December 2014, allowing plenty of time to wrap style and place under the Christmas tree!
Terms and conditions apply.

Crown Gifts Stores Opening Hours

17/11/14 – 21/11/14: 8.30am - 6.30pm 24/11/14 – 28/11/14: 8.30am – 6.30pm

1/12/14 – 24/12/14: 9.00am - 9.00pm

To view the complete Crown Gifts selection on offer, please visit www.crowngifts.com.au for more information.

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Crown Hotels’ summer packages offer a sundrenched escape in both Melbourne and Perth - 01 November 2014
Guests are invited to celebrate the warmer weather with Crown Hotels’ new and luxurious summer packages. 
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Melbourne, XX NOVEMBER 2014 – Guests are invited to celebrate the warmer weather with Crown Hotels’ new and luxurious summer packages available across the Melbourne and Perth properties. The all-inclusive offerings, starting from $228 per night, are tailored to suit families, friends and couples, with world-class accommodation and all the summer essentials for the ultimate escape. For those looking to unwind in the sun, Crown Metropol Perth’s Ultimate Cabana Package offers a luxurious poolside sunbed experience complete with a bottle of Moet Ice Imperial, fruit platter on arrival, and refreshing Evian face mist to enjoy summer in style. Families visiting Crown Melbourne can enjoy a school holiday getaway with Crown Metropol’s Family Fun package, including entertainment options at Galactic Circus and Village Cinemas, providing hours of fun for kids and parents alike. Couples looking for a romantic retreat will fall in love with Crown Towers’ Crystal Escape package, offering luxurious accommodation with sprawling views of Melbourne’s city skyline and access to the exclusive Crystal Club lounge.

Crown Hotels’ summer escape packages include:

Melbourne:

Crown Towers – Family Getaway
Crown Towers offers families the ultimate luxurious inner city escape with overnight accommodation in a Deluxe King room with interconnecting access to a Deluxe Twin room. With access to award-winning restaurants, shopping and family-friendly entertainment, this package makes the ideal break for the whole family, including complimentary Crown Towers teddy bears for the kids, access to the indoor pool children’s club, valet parking and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Price: From $648 per night. Terms and conditions apply. Available Sunday to Thursday from 16 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014) Telephone bookings only via 1800 055 133.

Crown Towers – Family Retreat
Ideal for an intimate family escape, guests can enjoy overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Twin room with valet parking, complimentary access to the indoor pool’s children’s club at Crown Spa and free Wi-Fi. Families will also receive complimentary Crown Towers teddy bears to take home as a holiday memento.
Price: From $348 per night. Terms and conditions apply. Available from Sunday to Thursday, 16 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Towers – Crystal Escape
Experience the exclusive Crown Towers’ Crystal Club lounge with an overnight stay in a Deluxe King room complete with valet parking. Guests will be welcomed via the lounge’s private check-in service and invited to indulge in pre-dinner drinks and canapés and a full buffet breakfast the following morning. With valet parking and access to the Crown Spa indoor pool, this package is ideal for rejuvenating and relaxing in private.
Price: From $468 per night. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 16 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Metropol – Family Fun
Families can relax and refresh this summer with two nights’ accommodation in a Luxe Twin room including valet parking at the luxurious Crown Metropol Melbourne, before an afternoon of entertainment with a family pass to both Village Cinemas and Galactic Circus. Price: From $548 for two nights. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 16 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Metropol – 28 Escape
Crown Metropol gives guests the chance to experience the privileges of 28 Skybar Lounge with overnight accommodation in a Luxe room and valet parking. The lounge offers breathtaking views of the Melbourne skyline and a relaxing atmosphere to unwind and relax. The 28 Escape package includes breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapés with complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the waterfall-edge swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy a leisurely 12 noon checkout.
Price: From $318 per night. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 16 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Promenade – Summer Saver
For an extended inner city holiday, Crown Promenade Melbourne is offering two nights accommodation with a third night free in a Standard King or Twin room. Located within close proximity to high-end shopping, endless entertainment and restaurants, this package includes complimentary Wi-Fi and valet parking. Children receive complimentary breakfast when dining with an adult throughout the stay.
Price: From $540 for two nights, receive third night free. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 16 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Perth:

Crown Metropol – Family Escape
Perth’s Crown Metropol offers families the ultimate summer holiday with two nights’ accommodation in a Luxe Twin room, featuring complimentary sparkling wine and chocolates, and access to the children’s hub. The whole family can relax in luxury with views overlooking the serene Swan River and access to resort’s pool, complete with day beds and waterslides to celebrate summer.
Price: From $578 for two nights. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 1 October 2014 – 30 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Metropol – 9 Lounge Hideaway
Guests can indulge with Crown Metropol Perth’s exclusive 9 Lounge Hideaway package, offering an overnight stay in a Luxe room with tranquil views of the Swan River, complete with. Guests can enjoy with 9 Lounge access including pre-dinner drinks and canapés and deluxe continental breakfast for the ultimate respite.
Price: From $398 per night. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 1 October 2014 – 30 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Metropol – Cabana Package
Guests can enjoy an overnight stay in a Luxe room at Crown Metropol Perth with a luxurious Cabana package. Complete with an exclusive private cabana featuring oversized sofa, sun loungers and television, this package is ideal for summer rejuvenation. Fresh summer fruit and water is provided on arrival with complimentary Wi-Fi.
Price: From $499 per night. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 13 October 2014 – 1 March 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Metropol – Ultimate Cabana Package
For the ultimate relaxation summer retreat, Crown Metropol Perth welcomes guests to enjoy an overnight stay in a Luxe room with access to a private cabana featuring oversized sofa, sun loungers and television. Guests can unwind with a bottle of Moet Ice Imperial, fruit platter on arrival, sunscreen and refreshing Evian face mist. For added comfort, guests will be provided with Crown Metropol Luxury robes and slippers.
Price: From $595 per night. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 13 October 2014 – 1 March 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Promenade– Summer Essentials
Experience a luxurious summer escape at Crown Promenade Perth with overnight accommodation in a Standard room and complimentary sparkling wine. This package includes a buffet breakfast for two at Market & Co with children eating for free when dining with an adult. Guests can also explore the decadent dining options throughout the hotel, with complimentary Wi-Fi is included.
Price: From $228 per night. Terms and conditions apply. Available from 1 October 2014 – 30 January 2015 (Excluding 31 December 2014)

Crown Promenade – Stay for 2 and save 20% off best available rate of the day
Embrace the summer break and retreat to Crown Promenade Perth with two nights’ accommodation in a Standard room, saving 20% on the best available rate for the day. Guests can experience the many dining options and enjoy a night out at the bars and nightclubs available at Crown Perth. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
Price: From $316 for two nights. Terms and conditions apply. Available Sunday to Friday from 15 December 2014 – 18 January 2015. (Excluding 31 December 2014)

To book one of the summer packages or for more information please visit www.crownhotels.com.au

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Crown Metropol, Melbourne and Crown Metropol, Perth named the most popular luxury hotels in Australia - 01 November 2014
Crown Metropol, Melbourne has received more bookings in the last six months than any other luxury Australian hotel. 
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Melbourne, XX NOVEMBER 2014 – Australians are spending more of their precious travel time seeking five star hotel experiences and Crown Metropol hotels in Melbourne and Perth top the list of the most popular luxury hotels in the country! New data released by hotel price comparison site, HotelsCombined shows that the number of five star hotel bookings in Australia has increased by a huge 194% since last year. According to their research, Crown Metropol, Melbourne has received more bookings in the last six months than any other luxury Australian hotel and Crown Metropol, Perth has received the second largest number of bookings.

General Manager Crown Perth Hotels Shaun D’Cruz said that the team at Crown Resorts is incredibly proud to be listed as the most-booked luxury hotels in Australia.

“At Crown, we aim to set the benchmark for true five-star international luxury in Australia and it is fantastic for our hotels to receive recognition as the nation’s two most popular luxury hotels. This result is testament to the high calibre of service provided by our dedicated team, paired with our world-class accommodation, dining and spa offerings. I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the entire Crown team on this outstanding achievement.”

Short, luxurious getaways appear to be the trend with HotelsCombined revealing that travellers are staying on average only two nights in five star hotels.

Alycia Simons of HotelsCombined said that the increase in five star bookings suggests that five star luxury is becoming more affordable and travellers are willing to spend that little bit more to ensure that their getaway is comfortable.

“Booking a five star hotel ensures that travellers will enjoy a superior getaway that is luxurious and relaxing. They’ll stay in a quality room and be offered exceptional service by the hotel. Australians and travellers within Australia have recognised this value,” she said.

For more information please visit www.crownhotels.com.au.

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e genevieve@hatchcommunications.com.au 

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