The most European of Australia's cities, Melbourne is championed for its rich cultural life and friendly folk. Centrally positioned, the Marriott Hotel in Melbourne is a stone's throw from the quirky bars, ornate urban alleys and live music Melbourne so effortlessly lays on.
With a reputation for emerging design and edgy boutiques, serious shoppers travel interstate solely for the shopping experience in Melbourne. Hotel patrons can stroll up Brunswick Street in Fitzroy to find some interesting local designers, or head over to Prahan for some people-watching and more exclusive labels.
The city's world-class parks, gardens and museums give Melbourne hotel guests much to explore. To see the latest in Australian art, visit the Ian Potter Centre, home to stunning works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.
The city also offers supreme dining; from degustation in awarded restaurants to high tea in the Block Arcade or a meat pie at the footy, you're in for a treat just steps from your hotel in Melbourne.
Top quality sports action is also never far away from a Melbourne hotel, with football (Australian Rules) and cricket played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Rod Laver Arena hosts the Australian Open tennis championships and many other sporting and entertainment events.