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Crown Melbourne appoints new Sales Manager, Wendy Shen - 01 May 2014
With over eight years experience in the luxury hotel industry, Wendy Shen has been appointed Sales Manager of Crown Melbourne. 
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Melbourne, XX May 2014 – With over eight years experience in the luxury hotel industry, Wendy Shen has been appointed Sales Manager of Crown Melbourne, with a focus on the MICE market, functions, weddings and events. Combining expertise in industry trends and strategies with strong relationship building skills, Wendy Shen will play an invaluable role in tailoring Crown’s events and conferences for guests, particularly in the Asian market.

Fluent in English, Chinese and the dialects of Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese, Wendy’s diverse background allows for a sound understanding of managing and coordinating packages for the Asian market. Her extensive knowledge in sales, marketing and liaising with key industry suppliers and stakeholders will be a key asset for the Crown Melbourne team. Wendy’s major focus will be driving the new Asian Banquet style wedding packages available at Crown, from the Classic Wedding Package and Deluxe Wedding Package with tailored design and classic elegance, to the Supreme Wedding Package for guests seeking the ultimate celebration.

Wendy will lead the team in providing a range of bespoke and unforgettable wedding experiences across Crown’s world-class venues including the new Asian banquet wedding packages. The packages include beautiful Chinese theming and four traditional menus, featuring spicy salt quail, wok-fried sliced abalone, walnut puff pastry as well as many other mouth watering delicacies.

Crown Melbourne’s Asian Wedding packages are as follows;

Classic Wedding Package
Offering a luxurious, classy, wedding setting, the Crown Classic Wedding Package provides guests with a dedicated wedding planner for a personalized approach complete with table runners, chair covers and magnificent centrepieces. The package also includes a
five hour Crown Reserve beverage package an exquisite eight course Chinese banquet starting and complimentary Crown accommodation for the bride and groom alongside special accommodation rates for guests.
Price: $1,680 a table

Deluxe Wedding Package
The Deluxe Wedding Package offers an intricately planned event, organised by Crown’s wedding planner complete with table runners, chair covers and centrepieces as well as a bespoke eight course Chinese banquet and five hour Crown Cellar beverage package complete with a champagne toast. To finish the evening on a special note, complimentary stay for the bride and groom is also included.
Price: $2,080 per table

Supreme Wedding Package
Crown’s Supreme Wedding Package allows brides and grooms to celebrate their day in style and luxury. With an outstanding eight course Chinese menu, guests will enjoy high quality sautéed lobster with black bean sauce and finish their meals with a puff pastry filled with lotus seed paste. A five-hour Vineyard beverage package is included alongside a champagne toast. Crown’s experience wedding plan will assist throughout the wedding process and the happy couple will celebrate with a complimentary stay at Crown while guests can enjoy a special wedding event rate.
Price: $2,480 per table


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Crown ATE Media Release 2014 - 01 May 2014
Crown continues to offer guests an unrivalled experience with a number of world-firsts and exciting developments. 
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Melbourne, Australia, May 2014 - Crown continues to offer guests an unrivalled experience with a number of world-firsts and exciting developments announced since last year’s ATE. Crown Tower’s luxury spa has been named the best Luxury Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards, complimentary Wi-Fi has been introduced across all Crown hotels, renowned chefs, Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi have been appointed as Crown’s Culinary Directors and Heston Blumenthal has announced he will relocate his three Michelin star restaurant, The Fat Duck to Crown Melbourne in February 2015. With the ability to constantly evolve and offer guests exclusive experiences and world firsts, Crown Towers, Crown Metropol and Crown Promenade continue to offer the highest quality service to guests and visitors alike throughout their accommodation, food and beverage and entertainment options in both Melbourne and Perth.

Crown Towers
Crown Towers remains a leading luxury hotel in Melbourne and development is underway for Crown Towers Perth, scheduled to open in 2017. The most exclusive experience in Crown Towers can be found in its palatial villas, which offers guests the epitome of world-class accommodation. The villas are ideal for the most discerning guest and are becoming popular for incentive groups wishing to reward individuals by arranging accommodation in the best, benchmark setting luxury accommodation available anywhere in Australia. Located on the hotel’s uppermost floors, each villa has the character of a penthouse residence. The villas are attended by a service-oriented team of butlers, on call 24 hours, and are accessible by three private express lifts.

There are 32 villas in total including one Chairman’s Villa, four Presidential Villas, 16 Crystal Villas and 11 Deluxe Villas. Crown Towers’ renowned Crystal Club is now located on level three of Crown Towers and boasts an extensive outdoor terrace that showcases stunning views of Melbourne. The rooms and suites of Crown Towers feature superior craftsmanship, a host of contrasting textures and a refreshing and inviting colour palette that varies from room to room and suite to suite.

Each room and suite has been individually designed to create a residential experience for frequent guests and for those who appreciate tailored luxury. All of Crown Towers’ enhanced accommodation features high- thread count white custom-designed linen, beds with leather bases, bedside under lights and backlit headboard, sunken ceiling lights, grass weave natural fibre wallpaper, LED lighting throughout and expertly designed blackout curtains in bold, dramatic stripes which complement the contemporary components of the rooms and suites.

This year, construction began 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. 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 Spa
Crown Spa continues to set benchmarks to which others aspire, which was recently demonstrated with Crown Spa at Crown Towers being awarded top honour at the 2013 World Luxury Hotel Awards for the Asia Pacific region, winning the ‘Luxury Spa Hotel’ category. Crown Spa completed a $10 million

enhancement and an extensive refurbishment in October 2012. Located within the luxurious Crown Towers hotel, Crown Spa boasts a range of treatment rooms and suites as well as a dedicated hair and beauty salon. Spa devotees will enjoy basking in the new Aqua Retreat facilities featuring a hammam steam room, deluge shower and expansive vitality pool. Guests also have access to the male and female relaxation lounges and the 25 metre indoor heated pool. Crown Spa is proud to exclusively partner with Swiss beauty company, La Prairie and Parisian men’s grooming range HOMMAGE to deliver exceptional personalised service and results driven treatments.

Crown Promenade (Melbourne & Perth)
Crown Promenade Melbourne offers contemporary accommodation featuring natural light, earthy tones with wood and stone finishes. A range of accommodation is available, from spacious guest rooms including twin rooms, king rooms, corner king rooms, studios and spacious suites.

Located in the heart of Perth’s premier entertainment precinct, Crown Promenade Perth features spacious and modern rooms all within walking distance to award-winning restaurants, bars and a 24 hour casino. An outdoor pool with sundeck and fully-equipped gymnasium allows guests to make the most of their down-time by soaking up the West Australian sunshine or fitting in a workout. Apart from excellent in-room facilities, Crown Promenade offers a fully-equipped gym and business facilities. Modern, stylish and affordable, Crown Promenade is the ideal destination for the business traveller.

Crown Metropol (Melbourne and Perth)
Since its opening in April 2010, Crown Metropol Melbourne has proven to be a leader in new luxury. Offering guests a New York boutique-feel experience in the heart of Melbourne, Crown Metropol is also home to Isika day spa, which is Melbourne’s only sky-high residential day spa. The exclusive ‘28’ at Crown Metropol is the perfect venue for celebrations, bespoke launches or simply a great place to host a meeting. ‘28’ offers not only breathtaking views of the Melbourne city skyline but also a range of choices for menu and drink packages. For guests of Crown Metropol, ‘28’ is a place to enjoy breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and a lounge to spend a quiet afternoon reading the paper.

Situated on the banks of the Swan River overlooking the Perth city skyline, Crown Metropol Perth offers modern and stylish accommodation. Each spacious guest room features natural light, high-tech entertainment facilities, plush furnishings, a large executive desk area and large private bathrooms. Guests have access to the resort-style pool area, 24-hour casino and a theatre.

ISIKA Spa features deluxe spa treatment rooms, steam rooms, a hair and beauty salon, and a fully equipped fitness centre. The pool area is surrounded by sun loungers and is home to the al fresco Poolside Bar and Grill.

Food and Beverage at Crown
In October 2013, internationally renowned restaurateurs Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi were appointed as Crown Resort’s Culinary Directors for the next three years. In this newly formed role, Perry and Brahimi will combine their expertise to influence all menus across Crown Hotels and Events and Conferencing, collaborating to create a new premium events

menu, redevelop the in-room dining options at Crown Towers, provide guidance and training at Crown’s Culinarium and continue to oversee Crown Resort’s world class food and beverage offerings.

This new collective menu will add a five-star sparkle to Crown’s corporate events, conferencing and weddings, and is the first time that the award winning chefs celebrated cuisine is available for large scale functions and events. The culinary ambassadors have also redeveloped the in room dining menus for all guests of the five-star Crown Towers, which allows guests in residence to enjoy the critically acclaimed culinary excellence.

Both Perry and Brahimi will also continue to oversee some of Crown’s finest restaurants such as Rockpool Bar Grill, Bistro Guillaume, Rosetta, Spice Temple and Silks.

In March 2014 it was announced that world-renowned chef, Heston Blumenthal will close the doors of his award-winning The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, UK and seamlessly reopen in February 2015 with Crown Resorts in Melbourne. In an unprecedented move for a restaurant of such renown, Heston will take the entire Fat Duck team with him to Melbourne for a massive six month relocation.

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, Heston and Group Executive Head Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts will open Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, securing lasting ties with Australia and with Crown. 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.

Crown Entertainment Complex
Crown is a unique destination that offers guests everything from spa treatments, high-end dining, luxury retail and gaming to relaxed and fun activities such as bowling, the Gold Class movie experience and live entertainment all under one roof.

With an enviable location on the Yarra River, Crown Melbourne boasts one of the world’s best locations. The Crown Entertainment Complex stretches the equivalent of two large city blocks and is the most visited integrated resort in Australia. Glamorous escapes, inspirational views, health and wellbeing facilities, premium dining from world renowned chefs, colourful nightlife, in-house shopping and the sensational atmosphere of Crown Casino are all housed in the complex, while its prime Melbourne position places the CBD, arts precinct, theatre and sporting fields all within easy reach.

Located on the banks of the picturesque Swan River only minutes from the CBD, Crown Perth is Western Australia’s premier event destination. With the excitement and energy of Western Australia’s only casino, Crown Perth’s entertainment complex is home to musicals, international concerts and theatre at Crown Theatre Perth.

Crown continues to offer guests and visitors an unsurpassed experience with a myriad of choices for dining, entertainment and accommodation.

Crown Entertainment Complex
Crown is a unique destination that offers guests everything from spa treatments, high-end dining, luxury retail and gaming to relaxed and fun activities such as bowling, the Gold Class movie experience and live entertainment all under one roof.

With an enviable location on the Yarra River, Crown Melbourne boasts one of the world’s best locations. The Crown Entertainment Complex stretches the equivalent of two large city blocks and is the most visited integrated resort in Australia. Glamorous escapes, inspirational views, health and wellbeing facilities, premium dining from world renowned chefs, colourful nightlife, in-house shopping and the sensational atmosphere of Crown Casino are all housed in the complex, while its prime Melbourne position places the CBD, arts precinct, theatre and sporting fields all within easy reach.

Located on the banks of the picturesque Swan River only minutes from the CBD, Crown Perth is Western Australia’s premier event destination. With the excitement and energy of Western Australia’s only casino, Crown Perth’s entertainment complex is home to musicals, international concerts and theatre at Crown Theatre Perth.

Crown continues to offer guests and visitors an unsurpassed experience with a myriad of choices for dining, entertainment and accommodation.

To make a booking or for more information on Crown Hotels please visit www.crownhotels.com.au 

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Crown Gifts opens in Melbourne with hotel mementos, luxury home wares and holiday gifts - 28 April 2014
A stylish new signature retail offering has been introduced to Crown Melbourne.  
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Melbourne, 28 April 2014 – A stylish new signature retail offering has been introduced to Crown Melbourne with the opening of Crown Gifts this month. An extension of the online store at www.crowngifts.com.au and with some added in-store exclusives, the gift shop allows guests to find an ideal gift for loved ones or treat themselves with a Crown indulgence to continue that luxury holiday feeling in the comfort of their own homes.

An enticing range of Crown products is available, encompassing the luxuries of all five hotels and Crown’s premium restaurants. From the luscious, contemporary bathrobes of Crown Towers and Crown Metropol, to signature body and wellness products, ‘Scent of Home’ Crown aromatherapy candles and mouth-watering recipes inside the Bistro Guillaume cook book, shoppers will be spoilt for choice.

With a design that focuses on quality finishes and hinting gold accents that reflect the premium 5- star experience that Crown offers, Crown Gifts provides hotel guests and customers with an innovative, personal and boutique shopping experience. The store’s design draws inspiration from Crown’s locations, combining a rich colour palette with a sense of elegance and simplicity.

Crown Gifts is located on level one of Crown Metropol and is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6:30pm.

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FOOTY FEVER AT THE WEST END $9.90 meal offers - 24 April 2014
Melbourne, Australia 2013. Footy Fever at The West End is laying its claim on the football season. From siren to siren, every weekend, The West End at Crown will be sustaining supporters with $9.90 lunch and dinner offers at Jimbo & Rex, Emporio della Pasta and Cotta throughout the football season.
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MEDIA RELEASE Pizza World Champion, Johnny Di Francesco to bring his 400 Gradi pizzeria to Crown’s Riverwalk in July - 22 April 2014
Johnny Di Francesco will open a sibling to his iconic 400 Gradi pizzeria at Crown Resort Melbourne 
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Melbourne, 22 APRIL 2014 – After placing first at the World Pizza Championships in Italy last week with his margherita pizza, it has been announced that Johnny Di Francesco will open a sibling to his iconic 400 Gradi pizzeria at Crown Resort Melbourne this September. The new restaurant, which will make its home in the Riverwalk site previously occupied by Guissepe, Arnaldo & Sons (GAS), will seat 300 plus people and feature two large pizza ovens which have been carefully designed to Johnny’s specifications to produce the world’s best pizzas.

The new menu will be based on the restaurant’s existing offerings that are served at 400 Gradi on Lygon Street, with a few new introductions and exclusives to suit the new restaurant space which includes an alfresco dining element.

Now world-renowned as a pizza master, Johnny has long been regarded as one of the best in his hometown of Melbourne with his simple, traditional Italian cuisine that draws on the Neapolitan techniques of his family’s heritage.

Johnny said he felt very lucky to be opening a second restaurant at Crown in September.

“Having made pizza since I was 12, my passion for cooking has only intensified over time. I’m so blessed to be able to do what I love and I hope that joy infiltrates everything that I make,” Johnny says.

Speaking on behalf of Crown, Peter Crinis, Chief Operating Officer, Crown Hotels and Food & Beverage said, "Crown Resorts is very excited to announce 400 Gradi joining the Riverwalk's restaurant offering. Johnny will provide quality Italian cuisine to appeal to a broad range of customers looking for casual dining in a brilliantly designed space".

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