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PUNTERS PARADISE Crown’s 2012 ‘Call of the Card’ - 02 November 2012
Conducted as part of a sporting and celebrity luncheon at the Palladium, Crown’s Call of the Card is always a punter’s paradise. 
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Friday 2 November 2012. Melbourne, Australia. Conducted as part of a sporting and celebrity luncheon at the Palladium, Crown’s Call of the Card is always a punter’s paradise, with four of Melbourne’s leading rails bookmakers accepting bets at quoted prices the day before Australia’s most famous race, the Emirates Melbourne Cup. Alan Eskander (Eskander’s Betstar), Greg Engellenger (Winbet), Steve McHenry (Surebet) and Tom Waterhouse who will be fielding bets at Call of the Card where all the racing and betting action truly begins for the Melbourne Cup.

Crown’s annual ‘Call of the Card’ is renowned as one of the most exciting sporting luncheons on the Spring Racing Calendar, bringing together some of the Australia’s most prominent racing identities, bookmakers and passionate racing fans.

What: Crown’s 2012 Call of the Card


Timings: 12.00pm - Guests arrive for lunch 12.20pm – Comedian Lehmo on stage 1.35pm - Actual Call of the Card BEGINS 3.00pm - Actual Call of the Card ENDS 3.30pm - Function concludes

Where: Palladium at Crown Level 1, Crown Towers

News Crews: To arrange for media access please contact Jodi Crocker on 9292 8672.

More Details: Crown’s 2012 Call of the Card will be an afternoon of superb entertainment hosted by Alan Eskander (Eskander’s BetStar), Greg Engellenger (Win Bet), Steve McHenry (Sure Bet) and Tom Waterhouse will be fielding bets at this year’s Call and there is sure to be plenty of theatre as punters do battle with the Melbourne’s leading rails bookmakers at this famous Cup-eve event.

The Melbourne Cup is more than just a horse race - it is an Australian social and cultural tradition that 'stops the nation' - and the Call of the Card is always the best indicator of which horse will start as the favourite on that first Tuesday in November.

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Jodi Crocker
Media Relations Manager – Events Crown Melbourne Limited
Telephone: 03 9292 8672 / 0403 026 600 Email:

Ann Peacock
General Manager - Public Relations Crown Melbourne Limited
Telephone: 03 9292 8607 / 0412 334 614 Email: 

Actor, singer, dancer, writer, choreographer and all round entertainer Timomatic will showcase his extensive talents. 
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Melbourne, Australia, 29 October 2012. Actor, singer, dancer, writer, choreographer and all round entertainer Timomatic will showcase his extensive talents when he debuts his exclusive all ages show: 'Timomatic - Live At The Palms' at Crown this November.

Fresh from supporting international stars such as Janet Jackson, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj and Salt 'n Pepa, Timomatic is ready to stun Melbourne with his energetic, dynamic performance.

After being signed to Sony Music Australia in 2011, Timomatic released his debut single ‘Set It Off’, which shot to No. 1 on the Australian Artist Official ARIA Charts and achieved triple platinum sales.

Timomatic will be performing all his hit singles and album favourites including ‘If Looks Could Kill’, ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Incredible’; featuring Australia’s finest commercial dancers during his show at The Palms.

Appearing as a grand finalist on Channel Seven’s 2011 series of Australia’s Got Talent - viewed by 2.8 million people - Timomatic has cemented himself as one of Australia’s must- see live acts.

The Palms at Crown is a multi-layered auditorium with seating for 800 people. Sightlines and sound are state of the art, with all patrons enjoying uninterrupted views as Timomatic impresses with his performance. This show is sure to sell out, book now through Ticketek.

For more information on Timomatic’s performance at The Palms, visit

What: Timomatic

Where: The Palms at Crown

When: 10 November 2012

Admission: Adult A Reserve - $69.00* Child A Reserve - $49.00*


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Jodi Crocker
Media Relations Manager
Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8672
M. +61 403 026 600

Ann Peacock
General Manager - Public Relations Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8607
M. +61 412 334 614

Revered performers Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes 
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Melbourne, Australia, 9 October 2012. Revered performers Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes, who shot to fame on the hit music show The Voice, will channel their nail-biting, emotional battles from the program when they perform at The Palms at Crown in November.

Fresh from recording their brand new duet album, Come Together, the two divas will once again be taking the stage together to deliver a dazzling, powerful performance encompassing songs from their new album as well as much loved soul and dance tracks that span generations.

Joining the girls on stage will be Mahalia’s gigging outfit, The Soul Mates, supersized to include a three piece horn section and backing vocalists. The Soul Mates have played hundreds of gigs together with members who have performed with the likes of Cold Chisel, Diesel, Renee Geyer, The Whitlams, Phrase and Silverchair.

Prinnie and Mahalia thrive on stage and share electric chemistry when performing. Both have a wide circle of musical friends and family, so expect to see a few surprise guests joining them on stage for some impromptu appearances. Their all ages show at The Palms will be a unique, high energy experience not to be missed.

“The best part for me is being on stage. I love the energy I get from a live audience and from the band. They push me to sing better, work harder, it’s so exciting.” – Mahalia Barnes

“I’m loving being able to share the stage with friends and explore the soulful side of my voice! So excited to start the tour!” – Prinnie Stevens.

For more information on Prinnie and Mahalia’s performance at The Palms, visit

What: Prinnie and Mahalia

Where: The Palms at Crown

When: 3 November 2012

Admission: $46.70pp– A Reserve


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Jodi Crocker
Media Relations Manager
Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8672
M. +61 403 026 600

Ann Peacock
General Manager - Public Relations Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8607
M. +61 412 334 614

Crown Spa Unveils a New Level of Unparalleled Luxury - 01 October 2012
Australia’s leading hotel day spa has recently completed an $AUD10 million enhancement to offer guests a spa experience unlike any other. 
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Melbourne, October 2012..... Australia’s leading hotel day spa has recently completed an $AUD10 million enhancement to offer guests a spa experience unlike any other. Located within the luxurious Crown Towers hotel, Crown Spa boasts 19 sumptuous treatment rooms, two exclusive couples’ suites and 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.

The unique circular shaped hair salon showcases a vibrant orange glass chandelier and custom-designed styling units while the adjoining nail salon is perfect for an indulgent manicure or pedicure with deep sunken chairs and privacy curtains.

Crown Spa is proud to exclusively partner with Swiss beauty company, La Prairie to deliver exceptional personalised service and results-driven treatments.


Designed by Singapore-based architect and interior designer, Michael Fiebrich, Crown Spa features a soothing palette of pale blues, greens and neutral tones inspired by nature. The use of organic elements, natural materials and jewel tones combine to create a sense of peace and restoration. Exquisite richly coloured finishings, textures, artwork and handmade furniture feature throughout.

The “experience corridor” with customised carpet and hand-painted silk feature walls from UK based company Fromental, create a welcoming and comforting sense of arrival for guests.

A prominent highlight is the specially commissioned flock of abstract birds made from blown glass that feature in the stunning reception area while a number of walls are adorned with specially commissioned sepia photographs by renowned artist, John Austin and artwork by Chris Kenyan.

The new male area features a Turkish-bath inspired hammam with Italian Cicis mosaics, a vitality pool, a deluge shower and an experience shower with multiple body jets.

An entire wall of mosaics graduates in colour from a deep ocean blue to turquoise and Mother of Pearl. An unexpected element of the exclusive men’s area is a waterproof relaxation area complete with television.

The dedicated female area features a mosaic tiled hammam, a vitality pool, deluge shower and decorative hand-blown glass obelisk. Here, the pool’s tiles cascade from a deep ruby colour to pink tourmaline and pale rose. This area also includes three private treatment rooms.

Two spacious couples’ Indulgence Suites include a deep soak tub, relaxation area, massage beds as well as a steam room and shower with accents of amethyst, amber, emerald, citrine, turquoise and sapphire featuring throughout.

Like the butterfly that discards its cocoon to unveil its new self, guests visiting Crown Spa leave feeling rejuvenated and truly reinvigorated.

Crown Spa Treatment List

Please find below details of Crown Spa’s signature experiences and treatments.

Aqua Retreat

It’s universally known that water is therapeutic and can not only rehydrate but refresh and soothe the body.

The hammam provides a dry heat to warm the body, eliminate toxins and open pores while the rain shower will stimulate the senses. Similarly, the spa’s vitality pool is an ideal refuge in which to relax.

Crown Spa’s Aqua Retreat can be enjoyed to enhance any of the spa’s exclusive treatments or as an experience on its own.

The Aqua Retreat experience is available on a complimentary basis with all treatments of an hour or longer.

Aqua Retreat Access
Access to men’s or women’s hammam steam room, vitality pool and Swiss rain shower with body jets.

Aqua Retreat Tasting Plate
Includes access to wet areas and 6 La Prairie mini face and body products.

Aqua Retreat and Pool Access
Includes all day access to wet areas, Crown Spa’s swimming pool and relaxation deck.

All treatments that are one hour or longer include complimentary valet parking.

Innovative treatments with La Prairie products can be customised to achieve astounding results. La Prairie has an unwavering commitment to excellence, luxury and the science of skincare.


White Caviar Illuminating Facial – Exclusive to Crown Spa
The White Caviar Illuminating Facial ($275.00) is exclusively available at Crown Spa. This unique one and a half hour facial brightens and tightens the skin at the same time revealing a brighter, clearer complexion free of future age spots and pigmentation. This exclusive facial offers both a luxurious experience and visible results.
One hour, 30 minutes $275.00

Platinum Rare Facial
This indulgent facial is the ultimate beauty treatment. Two therapists perform this treatment that pampers from head to toe. Pure platinum is used to restore balance and a sense of wellbeing. Using the high performance Platinum Collection by La Prairie, the facial also includes cellular cream, serum and Platinum Rare eye cream. The result is skin that is re-energised, hydrated and glowing.
One hour, 30 minutes $450.00

Caviar Lift Facial
This lifting facial instantly firms the skin, giving it a youthful, radiant tone and texture. A face and eye massage enhanced with caviar pearls, along with a Cellular Hydralift firming mask transforms every complexion.
One hour, 30 minutes

Pure Gold Radiance Facial
A golden drop of La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold visibly lifts, firms and brightens the skin. Gentle heat and specially selected masks help to enhance the penetration of precious Pure Gold serum, leaving the skin vibrant and smooth.
One hour, 30 minutes $305.00

Cellular Anti-Ageing Facial
This luxurious treatment refines and renews the skin by addressing the signs of premature ageing. Using La Prairie’s breakthrough technology, anti-ageing products work to reduce pore size and appearance and smooth lines and wrinkles.
One hour, 30 minutes

Cellular Hydrating Facial
To achieve dramatic results with stressed and fatigued skin, a hydrating treatment works best. This intensive facial treatment combines energising masks and massages along with the added cell-revitalising benefits of La Prairie’s uniquely empowering Cellular Power Infusion.
One hour $190.00

All massages aim to restore, reinvigorate and enliven.

A soothing massage helps both the body and mind unwind, resulting in a deep sense of calm.
30 minutes - $95.00
One hour - $155.00
One hour, 30 minutes - $215.00

Deep Tissue
A highly skilled therapist applies pressure to loosen tight muscles and focus on areas of high tension.
One hour

A firm but relaxing massage to ease stress, improve circulation and release toxins from the body.
One hour

Mothers-to-be will enjoy a revitalising and strengthening massage that addresses tired feet and aching back and legs.
One hour

Reflexology uses a specialised trigger point massage to stimulate the body and mind.
One hour

Hot Stone
Smooth, volcanic stones allow a deeper level of relaxation. One hour, 30 minutes

Indulgent Suite Celebration Packages
For the ultimate Crown Spa experience, the spa’s two indulgence suites offer celebration packages. Customised packages can also be tailored for special occasions.

The Crown Spa Ultimate Celebration Package
This package may be enjoyed by one or two guests and includes a Pure Gold Radiance facial, a massage, spa cuisine, manicure and pedicure as well as hair wash and blow wave. This ultimate treatment includes complimentary access to the Aqua Retreat.
6 hours
$850.00 per person

The Celebration Package
This package includes a one hour relaxation massage and Cellular Hydrating facial. Renowned for its most dramatic results for stressed and fatigued skin, the Celebration package induces a feeling of deep calm, relaxation and balance. This experience includes complimentary access to the Aqua Retreat.
Two hours, 30 minutes. $395.00 per person

Salon Styling Package
This three hours of pampering includes access to the Aqua Retreat, a manicure and pedicure as well as hair wash and blow wave.
Three hours

Guests may choose to upgrade or add any of the following experiences or services to their visit to Crown Spa.

Deluxe Suite - $50.00 
Indulgence Suite - $100.00
Wash and dry off -  $60.00
Blow wave - from $75.00 
Spa cuisine - $65.00

Crown Spa’s salon offers hairstyling for women, men (including beard trim) and children (blow wave, hair up, creative styling and colour from $75.00) and hair treatment services as well as nail care, waxing, tinting and make up application.

Bookings may be made by contacting Crown Spa on +61 3 9292 6182, by visiting or by emailing

In summary, Crown Spa is the ultimate tranquil oasis in which to re-charge, relax and unwind.

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Media Relations Manager
Crown Entertainment Complex
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General Manager – Public Relations Crown Entertainment Complex
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Due to popular demand, Crown’s Photo Finish exhibition is to be reinstalled. 
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Melbourne, Australia. October 2012. Due to popular demand, Crown’s Photo Finish exhibition is to be reinstalled for this year’s Spring Racing Carnival. The exhibition is a celebration of racing and style coinciding with Fashion on the Fields 50th Anniversary. New portraits of Jesinta Campbell, Ann Peacock and Tom and Hoda Waterhouse alongside 27 other portraits will be on display until Sunday 18 November at Crown Metropol.

Photo Finish is an unrivalled collection of modern images drawn from the dignitaries, prominent jockeys, trainers, breeders, owners, officials, bookmakers, racing identities and celebrities. Returning to the exhibition is Melbourne Cup legend Bart Cummings, champion jockeys Frankie Dettori and Glen Boss, internationally renowned trainers Luca Cumani, Dermot Weld and Gai Waterhouse and New Zealand breeder, Sir Patrick Hogan.

The exhibition brings together the work of leading photographers in Australia and from around the globe, each specially commissioned for the exhibition by Crown. Earl Carter, Tyler Stableford, Julian Kingma, Megan Cullen, Ellis Parrinder, Stephen Langdon, Toufic Araman, Daniel Mahon, John Tsiavis are just some of the artists that have captured these incredible portraits.

Stationed throughout Crown’s glittering level one retail precinct at Crown Metropol, the resulting series of larger-than-life, high-impact portraits illustrate a range of styles and techniques,

providing an extraordinary window to view the heroes and legends of the race that stops a nation.

What: Crown’s Photo Finish Exhibition

Where: Level One Retail Precinct, Crown Metropol

When: Until Sunday 18 November 2012

Admission: Free


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For further information, interviews or images please contact:
Jodi Crocker
Media Relations Manager
Crown Entertainment Complex
03 9292 8672 / 0403 026 600

Ann Peacock
General Manager – Public Relations Crown Entertainment Complex
03 9292 8607 / 0412 334 614

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