SOURCE: Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc.

May 25, 2012 14:19 ET

Master Meetings, Melbourne, and Three Great Cities

Melbourne Marriott Hotel Announces Meetings Promotion With Grand Globe-Trotting Prize

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - One of the most highly regarded business hotels in Melbourne City Center is giving planners three exciting reasons to book their next group event with Marriott. With the new Art of Great Meetings promotion, select Australian Marriott properties are offering group booking guests the chance to win a trip to three of the most well-known cities in the world! So for unforgettable meetings, Melbourne Marriott can't be beat.

Through 30 December 2012, the Art of Great Meetings gives bookers the opportunity to win two (2) around-the-world airfares in economy class and three (3) nights accommodation in a Marriott® Hotel in each of the following cities -- Paris, London & New York* -- and a chance to experience the historic museums each city has to offer. To enter, guests must book group events of at least 10 room nights at one of the participating Australia Marriott properties: the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde, Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa or Melbourne Marriott Hotel. Additionally, eligible entrants must visit www.artofgreatmeetings.com and fully complete the online survey.

For any group with a minimum of 10 room nights, bookers also have the choice of three (3) rewarding extras from the following: three (3) percent rebate off master bill; one (1) free morning break; one (1) free afternoon break; one (1) free 1/2 hour pre-dinner drinks*; one (1) free coffee/tea break on day of registration; complimentary high speed Internet in meeting room*; complimentary room upgrades (1 per 25 rooms); complimentary rooms* (1 in 25 rooms); or Double Points - Rewarding Events(SM).

This exciting promotion is just one of Marriott's Melbourne hotel deals at this recently renovated property, featuring redesigned guest rooms and suites, a new Executive Lounge, state-of-the-art gymnasium and the brand-new $2 million façade. The improvements provide the most contemporary, comfortable accommodations among any conference venues in Melbourne. The hotel is also one of the top five-star properties in Melbourne for large events, accommodating up to 220 guests.

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Melbourne Marriott Hotel puts guests just steps from shopping on Bourke and Collins Streets, the cultural and culinary delights of Chinatown, and the historic Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. Whether taking advantage of guest room or boardroom, Melbourne guests can enjoy the hotel's indoor/outdoor heated pool, complimentary in-room coffee and tea, an expert concierge to help coordinate activities and events, plus a full array of additional services including limousine service, unmatched at any other hotels in Melbourne City Center.

For group events that can literally take you places, look no further than the Melbourne Marriott and the Art of Great Meetings promotion.

*Terms and Conditions for 'Art of Meetings' promotion: The 'Art of Great Meetings' with Marriott® promotion is limited to participating Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott® hotels, in Australia. Offer valid on new bookings only that are contracted between 21 February 2012 and 30 June 2012 and actualized between 21 February 2012 and 30 December 2012. Not valid with any room blocks or meetings currently booked, under negotiation or that have already occurred. Events or meetings must contract and actualize at least 10 rooms per night. The contact must sign a contract with the hotel on behalf of the group to govern the terms of the meeting ("Sales Contract"). The selected bonus items will be included in the group sales contract. Availability and terms of offer will be confirmed during contract sales process. Blackout dates may apply for special events. The Marriott Rewards® registered member must sign a sales/group contract with the hotel for the event or meeting to qualify. For the master bill rebate option, discount is not offered on any surcharges, gratuities, taxes and third party charges on the master bill and payment must be made in accordance with the time frames specified in the contract to receive the discount on the master bill. Availability of specific catering products may vary based on hotel. Free internet in meeting room is limited to maximum of six (6) users. Complimentary pre-dinner drinks available in conjunction with same number of guests attending a contracted on-site dinner, on the same date. Catering provision is based on standard beverage package. Complimentary rooms are based on maximum of four (4) complimentary rooms per contracted event. Promotion is not valid for Wholesale group business. The booking bonus may not be combined with any other offers, incentives, discounts or promotions. Offer is subject to availability of guest rooms and meeting facilities at time of booking. Planner+ is responsible for disclosure to client of any incentives received, including Meeting Rewards™ points, and is responsible for compliance with any client or employer gift or incentive policy that may apply. Complete contest details, and terms and conditions can be found at http://www.hyperhub.com.au/marriott/mice/terms.html.

About the Melbourne Marriott Hotel

The Melbourne Marriott Hotel has been recognized as a "green" luxury hotel, and is one of the most popular hotels near Melbourne Chinatown. Guests experience fine service and state of the art facilities in our recently refurbished luxury rooms. A leader in luxury accommodation in Melbourne, this charming, recently renovated property offers 166 state-of-the-art rooms and 19 suites on 10 floors, and also features 4,650 sq. ft. of total meeting and event space, concierge, an on-site fitness center featuring cardio and weight equipment, an indoor/outdoor connecting pool, as well as a full-service business center.