Drawing audiences from around the globe into one of Australia’s most exciting cities, the Australian Open and Grand Prix bring Melbourne alive with passion and enthusiasm. Whether you’re a tennis enthusiast yearning to witness world-class athletes in action or a motorsport aficionado eager to feel the roar of engines, this city promises an unforgettable adventure.
In this guide, we unveil Melbourne’s Grand Slam of luxury, where you’ll discover the art of savouring the Australian Open’s fierce competition and the Grand Prix’s heart-pounding races while indulging in the city’s finest offerings. From exclusive VIP experiences to gourmet culinary delights, Melbourne is primed to elevate your journey and leave a lasting impression.
Iconic Luxury Stays
Park Hyatt Melbourne
Outstanding service and luxurious amenities perfectly located in the heart of Melbourne, the Park Hyatt makes for the perfect home base to those wanting to be close to the action. A five-minute drive or 24-minute walk from Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open, or a 20-minute drive to Albert Circuit, the hotel boasts spectacular views overlooking St Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens.
The hotel offers 240 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites as well as a day spa, lifestyle learning centre and excellent in-house restaurant.
Set amongst the bustling Southbank region known for its world-class museums, swinging art scene and chic cafes, The Langham Melbourne exudes timeless luxury. An easy 12-minute drive from Albert Circuit and six-minute drive (20-minute walk) to Melbourne Park, the Langham Melbourne offers refined luxury in the heart of the city.
With wellness and elegance as its focus, the hotel offers a series of wellness amenities for guests to enjoy such as their Chuan Spa, fitness studio, yoga classes, swimming pool and restaurant packages to elevate their guests’ experience.
Crown Towers Melbourne
Boasting unmatched views over Melbourne, the Crown Towers Melbourne epitomises lavishness and opulence and sets the benchmark for luxury Australian hotel accommodation. Ten minutes from Albert Park and eight from Melbourne Park, guests of Crown Towers indulge in the incredible standard of customer service and attention to detail whilst enjoying views over the southern bank of the Yarra River.
The hotel features 481 luxurious and oversized guest rooms with spectacular views of the city skyline or Port Phillip Bay, offering a unique level of comfort and finish. Guests looking for the ultimate in relaxation, service and entertainment need go no further than the spectacular Crown Spa, the culinary delights of the superb signature restaurants and the amazing Crown Entertainment Complex with its cinemas, nightclubs, bars, shopping and indoor entertainment theme park. Of course, there’s also the 24-hour excitement of the world-renowned Crown Casino.
Iconic Luxury Experiences
Spearheaded by the stellar team at Localing Melbourne, your downtime outside of tennis matches and speedy circuits are all handled. Localing don’t operate tours in the traditional sense, there is no script and no formula. With Localing you (their guest) will get to choose the pace, and your interests will be the focus, whether it be coffee, sport, or fine art. Let The Tailor and your Localing guide do the heavy lifting, while you sit back, relax, and discover the best of what Melbourne and Victoria have to offer. Whilst tours are on a private basis where the itinerary is tailored to suit your interests, below are two of The Tailor’s favourite itineraries that we regularly utilise as the base for private tours:
Boroughs of Melbourne
In the Golden Age of Melbourne, rival communities blossomed side by side. Class, nationality, religion and tradition were often at odds, and distinctive local boroughs emerged. These differences were played out in food and architecture, on the sports field and in the pub. Many of Melbourne’s oldest neighbourhoods are in the midst of a renaissance, as lively now as ever before. From bohemian Fitzroy to lovely seaside St. Kilda; from Little Italy to Little Saigon, travel between worlds sampling favourite treats from around the globe. Discover the best of the best with local insight and plenty of backstory to guide you along the way.
A Touch of City, A Taste of Country
No other Aussie city has so much on offer, so close at hand. Spend a few hours exploring inner Melbourne’s rich urban labyrinth, its stunning local boutiques, buzzing laneways and hidden treasures. Taste fresh cheese in Little Italy; visit local galleries and bizarre businesses in eclectic bohemian villages, and all before lunch. Then take a short and beautifully scenic drive to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s oldest and most attractive wine regions. This area is especially known for pinots and chardonnays, in other words plenty of bubbles to go with the delicious local produce on offer for lunch. Finish the day with a visit to Healesville Sanctuary, a bushland haven for native wildlife. You might like to feed the kangaroos or take the dingoes for a walk before you leave. Drive home in the fading light – dusk is a magical time in the lush Victorian countryside. Be back in Melbourne in time to get ready for dinner. The city boasts many of Australia’s best restaurants, and The Tailor will ensure you get to explore the rich tapestry of Melbourne’s fine dining scene, by securing a table at some of the most exclusive and sought after restaurants in the city.
Melbourne is a vibrant city full of unique experiences, incredible people and hidden gems ripe for the avid traveller to explore. To uncover more of the city and the other unique destinations across Australia, specially tailored to your interests, allow The Tailor to curate your journey from the moment you touch down in Australia to the second your flight leaves to take you back home. Full service, luxury experiential travel awaits.