SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 30, 2013 16:21 ET

Luxury Hotel in Melbourne Shows Visitors the City's Fun, Young Side

Teen Travellers Get the Inside Scoop on Local Hot Spots From the Melbourne Marriott Hotel's Dedicated Concierge

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Dec 30, 2013) -  Visiting a city like Melbourne where culture is king inspires a certain youthfulness of spirit in everyone. Film, sport and the visual arts are just a few of the creative outlets that flourish in Victoria's capital city. And while everyone can appreciate that to an extent, young travellers are especially primed to experience and enjoy all this city has to offer. Making sure they do so is the Melbourne Marriott Hotel's Teen Concierges, Isabelle Clarke and Tom Blanche.

As the Melbourne representative of Marriott's new "This City My Way" program, Clarke and Blanche have been tasked with pulling back the curtain on Melbourne's hippest, most teen-friendly attractions. Digitally led, the Teen Concierge program is as accessible to teenagers as it is relevant.

This program is just one more way the property stands out among Melbourne Chinatown hotels. Where many properties would be content to let the area speak for itself -- the theatre district and upscale shopping are in the immediate vicinity -- the Melbourne Marriott chooses to enhance the options and opportunities for its teenage visitors.

For their part, Clarke and Blanche are eager to show teen travellers the best places to play, shop and eat while in town. Restaurants in Melbourne's CBD (central business district) receive a lot of attention, for example, in Clarke's posts, as do vintage shopping and how to go about attending an AFL (Australian Football League) game. Blanche's spare time is taken up by exploring the Mornington Peninsula to capture photographs. Art is increasingly of interest and is also something Melbourne really has to offer, from fine art galleries to less formal (but just as beautiful) street art blanketing the walls between the iconic laneways.

The Teen Concierge program is a win-win for parents and teenagers travelling to Melbourne during summer holidays. After all, while the kids are exploring peer-recommended events and activities, adults can enjoy the perks of this boutique-size property that make it stand out from other hotels in Melbourne's theatre district. The guest rooms are spacious and fully loaded with the tech features adults appreciate like 42-inch LCD televisions and iPod docking stations. The hotel's bar and restaurant, meanwhile, put visitors in the heart of Melbourne's best dining scene with Elements Lounge and Bar for drinks and Essence on Exhibition for contemporary Australian cooking.

Culture reigns over Melbourne and, at last, the Teen Concierge program ensures that everyone, young or young-at-heart, can enjoy it.

Connect with the Melbourne Marriott Hotel's Teen Concierge at http://thiscitymyway.com.au/melbourne/ and http://thiscitymyway.com.au/tag/melbourne/.

About the Melbourne Marriott Hotel
The new, luxurious Melbourne Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of the city's commercial, theatre and shopping district. Featuring 185 spacious and recently renovated guest rooms and suites, the five-star hotel is equipped with high-speed wireless Internet throughout, luxurious bedding and a refined, urbane design. Exhibiting the same penchant for exquisite contemporary style are the property's three restaurants. Essence on Exhibition specialises in modern Australian cuisine and features a seasonal menu; Elements Lounge and Bar welcomes locals and visitors for evening cocktails and conversation; and Espresso Bar energises its patrons with some of the best coffee and tea Melbourne has to offer. Renowned for its exceptional service, the Melbourne Marriott Hotel is also home to sophisticated conference and event facilities with 4,650 square feet of space, a heated saltwater swimming pool and a 24-hour spa and gym.

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