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Grand Hyatt Melbourne to Show Off The Residence at AIME 2009

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 6 October 2008

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne is partnering the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) to host a special Melbourne welcome cocktail function for AIME Hosted Buyers and media on Sunday 15 February 2009. The event will take place in the hotels stunning new events venue, The Residence.

The Residence is part of a 12-month, A$45 million redevelopment of the Grand Hyatt Melbourne which includes new upper and lower lobbies, a new restaurant called Collins Kitchen, and a new bar, RU-CO. The Residence is a private mansion concept that offers tailored, personalised service. It will be completed in late 2008.

We are thrilled to work with MCVB to host this important event and to have the opportunity to showcase The Residence to Hosted Buyers and media who are attending AIME, said Grand Hyatt Melbourne General Manager, David Mansfield.

Grand Hyatt Melbournes Executive Chef, Peter Dixon, will tailor an exciting menu drawing on the core culinary themes that are served in The Residence, with a strong emphasis on local produce and premium wines and champagnes.

Sandra Chipchase, CEO, MCVB, said that 2009 is an exciting year for Hosted Buyers and media to visit Melbourne as a number of new developments come to fruition.

The Residence adds a prestigious new element to the Grand Hyatts hotel meetings facilities and is ideal venue for our Sunday night welcome function. Hosted Buyers and media travelling to Australia for AIME also have an opportunity to pre-tour to some of Melbournes and the State of Victorias most spectacular attractions, see the new Melbourne Convention Centre, view new hotels under construction including the new Hilton and Crown hotels and to participate in a number of other hotel and venue site inspections, Ms Chipchase said.

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