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COSENTINO THE GRAND ILLUSIONIST PRESENTS ‘DISTORTIONS’ AT THE PALMS AT CROWN - 25 September 2012
Master illusionist and Australia’s Got Talent 2011 runner-up, Cosentino has announced two extra shows at The Palms at Crown. 
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Melbourne, Australia, 25 September 2012. Master illusionist and Australia’s Got Talent 2011 runner-up, Cosentino has announced two extra shows at The Palms at Crown during his Melbourne season from 17 until 21 October. The additional shows were scheduled by demand confirming he is the country’s most popular magician.

Cosentino launched his career at the age of 14 and has enjoyed steady success and industry embrace since his debut. After his appearance on the popular television show, Australia’s Got Talent his career has catapulted to new heights. His elaborate performances showcased some of his complicated and mesmerising magic which intrigued viewers. His alluring talents are even better live on stage and leave the audience teetering on the edge of their seats until curtain call.

Distortions is a world-class production that will distort the audience’s perception of reality as they experience this unique magical journey. The combination of incredible dexterity and intensity is sure to challenge rationale, as Cosentino performs staggering acts of mind and body manipulations.

As well as being a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent, Cosentino is a Guinness World Record holder, Helpmann Award nominee and the 2012 winner of the prestigious international Merlin Award for the Most Original Magician - a first time award for an Australian illusionist/magician.

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 Cosentino wows them with his performance. No further shows will be added to Cosentino’s Melbourne season. Extra shows are sure to sell out, book now through Ticketek. 

For more information regarding Cosentino contact Ralph Carr Management www.ralphcarr.com

What: Cosentino – The Grand Illusionist presenting 'Distortions'

Where: The Palms at Crown

When: 17 October - 21 October 2012

Admission:
$69.00pp – A Reserve $59.00pp – B Reserve
$120.00 – Meet & Greet Tickets www.ticketek.com.au

Details: www.crownmelbourne.com.au

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Jodi Crocker
Media Relations Manager
Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8672
M. +61 403 026 600
E. jodic@crownmelbourne.com.au

Ann Peacock
General Manager - Public Relations Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8607
M. +61 412 334 614
E. annp@crownmelbourne.com.au 

CROWN METROPOL MELBOURNE WINS ACCOLADE AT 2012 HM AWARDS - 10 September 2012
Crown Metropol Melbourne was named “Best Upper Upscale Property” at the prestigious annual HM Awards. 
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Melbourne, Australia. September 10 2012. Crown Metropol Melbourne was named “Best Upper Upscale Property” at the prestigious annual HM Awards.

In addition, the hotel was presented with a highly commended honour in the “Best Tech Hotel” category and the hotel‟s day spa, ISIKA, was named highly commended in the awards‟ “Best Day Spa” category.

The 2012 HM Awards were hosted by HM magazine, presented by Sealy, and co- hosted by AHS, the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Intrust Super and ISIS.

In addition to the HM Awards, Crown Metropol Melbourne‟s restaurant, Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, was recently included in the 2013 edition of The Age Good Food Guide. The guide includes praise for John Lawson‟s finely tuned dishes, stating one of his dishes, „black and blue tuna‟ is a “top notch starter of smoky, soy-glazed yellowfin” and recommends the restaurant‟s decadent dessert bar‟s signature chocolate-bar dessert with peanuts and caramel or an elegant praline soufflé.

These accolades join a portfolio of awards, including Crown Metropol Melbourne being named Best Luxury Hotel in Victoria in the revered 2011 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards and recognition by Conde Nast Traveler‟s 2011 Hot 100 and Australian Gourmet Traveller‟s 2011Travel Awards.

Crown Metropol Melbourne‟s General Manager, Harley Moraitis commented, “We‟re particularly proud of our dedicated team, who day in, day out, work together to ensure our guests‟ have an exemplary experience. These awards are a tribute to our enthusiastic team of hospitality professionals.” 

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For further information relating to this announcement please contact:

Tara Bishop
Media Relations Manager
&Beverage
Crown Melbourne Limited
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8673
Email: tarab@crownmelbourne.com.au

Ann Peacock
General Manager - Public Relations Crown Melbourne Limited
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8607
Email: annp@crownmelbourne.com.au 

CROWN INDUCTED INTO DONOR HALL OF FAME - 07 September 2012
Crown was inducted into the "Donor Hall of Fame‟  
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Melbourne, Australia, 7 September 2012. Crown was inducted into the "Donor Hall of Fame‟ at last night‟s Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Gala Dinner. Over the past 18 years, Crown has supported the mission of RMHC to help make a difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

The „Donor Hall of Fame‟ is only awarded to companies that are recognised for their extraordinary care and contribution towards the achievements of the RMHC over an extended period of time.

The RMHC Australia Board recognised Crown as a suitable recipient due to the longevity and generosity of Crown‟s support since 1994.

The honourable award was accepted by Ann Peacock, General Manager of Public Relations on behalf of Crown.

“Crown is extremely proud to accept this award from the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Crown holds a long relationship with RMHC and supports the important and valuable work they do for the community. On behalf of Crown we are delighted to be inducted into the „Donor Hall of Fame‟ and will continue to support the mission of RMHC”, says Peacock.

“It is an incredible achievement and a testament to Crown” says, Barb Lukazsewski of RMHC. The Gala Dinner celebrates and recognises volunteers, donors and individuals who also support the work of RMHC.

For more information on Crown please visit www.crownmelbourne.com.au

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Jodi Crocker
Media Relations Manager
Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8672
M. +61 403 026 600
E. jodic@crownmelbourne.com.au

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Ann Peacock
General Manager - Public Relations Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8607
M. +61 412 334 614
E. annp@crownmelbourne.com.au 

West End Packages Now Available For Group Celebrations - 01 September 2012
Crown’s new destination, The West End, is not only home to some of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants and bars, but now has tailored event packages. 
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Melbourne, Australia, September 2012. Crown’s new destination, The West End, is not only home to some of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants and bars, but now has tailored event packages for corporates seeking to entertain staff on a conference, or guests planning the ultimate celebration.

Guests will begin their evening sipping on the magnificent shrub cocktails at Lumia Bar before dining on canapés from Cotta and mingling with the West End’s trendy crowd to tunes selected by some of the industry’s best DJs.

All venues throughout The West End are available for functions 24/7, with packages starting from $60.00 per person for two hours for a minimum of 15 guests including food and beverages from Cotta and Lumia and are inclusive of a personal West End host to ensure every guest’s need is met.

An element of gaming, including lessons, can also be introduced into any event package, with private tables available upon request.

Since opening in June 2012, The West End has proven itself as the one-stop venue for a rocking night out. The West End encompasses two restaurants – The Merrywell and Cotta, two bars – Lumia and The Common Room, premium and casual gaming, live entertainment and sports streaming from around the globe.

The West End precinct was a two year, over $90 million AUD project that has enhanced 15,000 square metres of the Clarendon Street end of the Crown Entertainment Complex.

To enquire or make a booking, please visit http://www.thewestendatcrown.com.au/group-bookings/

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Melissa Pinder
Media Relations Senior Coordinator Crown Melbourne
T. + 61 3 9292 8610
M. + 61 401 182 281
E. melissap@crownmelbourne.com.au

Tara Bishop
Media Relations Manager
Crown Melbourne
T. +61 3 9292 8673
M. +61 422 003 549
E. tarab@crownmelbourne.com.au 

CROWN PRESENTS FOCUS ON FOOTY - 30 August 2012
Focus on Footy presents an extraordinary and exclusive set of 34 larger than life portraits of people who have contributed in some way to the games greatness.

 
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Melbourne, Australia. August 2012. Focus on Footy presents an extraordinary and exclusive set of 34 larger than life portraits of people who have contributed in some way to the games greatness; from fans, well known Australians, dignitaries, celebrities and officials to legendary AFL players past and present.

Event: Crown’s FOCUS ON FOOTY Exhibition

Date: TODAY Thursday 30 August 2012

Location: Level 1, Crown Metropol – Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar

Parking: Complimentary valet at Crown Metropol

Guests attending: AFL and NRL names with their portraits

  Shane Crawford

MELBOURNE STORM PLAYERS

  Justin O’Neill

  Ryan Hinchcliffe

  Kevin Proctor

  Cameron Smith

  Megan Cullen – exhibition photographer

  Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney - Curators

Timings: 
10:50am Media arrive
11:00am Players and guests arrive
Midday Photo opportunities

Morning tea served Midday Media Call concludes

About: On display until Sunday 7 October, footy fans can see Shane Crawford, Eddie McGuire, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Nathan Buckley, Molly Meldrum, Kevin Sheedy, Ron Barassi, James Hird, Sam Newman and Jimmy Bartel in this revealing tribute to football.
Stationed throughout Crown’s glittering Level One Retail precinct at Crown Metropol, this state of the art presentation of Focus on Footy is a radical departure from a normal exhibition providing visitors with an exciting visual experience unlike anything ever seen.

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For further information regarding this news and pictorial alert please contact;

Jodi Crocker
Media Relations Manager
Crown Melbourne Limited
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8672
Mobile: +61 403 026 600
Email: jodic@crownmelbourne.com.au

Ann Peacock
General Manager - Public Relations Crown Melbourne Limited
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8607
Mobile: +61 412 334 614
Email: annp@crownmelbourne.com.au 

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