Conference Venues: The Hotel Windsor and Citadines on Bourke, Melbourne
The conference will be held at two Melbourne venues, located just 250 metres apart: the official welcome on the evening of Tuesday 25th July and the Awards Dinner on Wednesday 26th July will take place at the Hotel Windsor (111 Spring Street, Melbourne), and all daytime conference sessions will take place at Citadines on Bourke (131 Bourke Street, Melbourne).
Both hotels are located in Melbourne’s dynamic “east end”, a diverse shopping and entertainment precinct in what many agree is “the world’s most liveable city”. The district has one of Australia’s best selection of restaurants, laneway bars, new and used bookshops, boutique clothing shops, nightclubs, hotels, and other entertainment venues. The hotels are walking distance to numerous parks such as Fitzroy Gardens (established 1848), historic buildings and six historic theatres, which host blockbuster musicals, drama, live music, children’s shows, comedy and festivals.
Often called “Australia’s Most Cherished Grand Hotel”, the five-star Hotel Windsor brims with old-world charm and unparalleled luxury in a grand Victorian style. Hotel Windsor has played an integral role in Melbourne’s cultural history and is the last remaining grand heritage hotel in Australia with 180 immaculately designed rooms and suites. CCA has organised a 10% discount on room bookings at the Hotel Windsor (booking link available shortly).
The award-winning Citadines on Bourke boasts abundant natural light and 380 serviced apartments, each with separate living and dining areas and fully-equipped kitchenettes. The hotel features a fully-equipped gym, indoor pool and sauna. CCA has negotiated a special rate for our conference: book before 25 June 2017 and only pay $205 per night. (The special room booking link will be available shortly.)
Abundant tram and train routes service the Bourke Street area, which is adjacent to Melbourne’s large department stores and major cultural institutions like the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Ian Potter Centre of National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The Yarra River, Southbank and University of Melbourne (ranked as one of the best in the world) are only a short stroll away.