Enchanting Fillies And Frocks Await At The Langham's Spring Racing Carnival Celebrations

10/4/2012 7:51:00 PM

MELBOURNE - Spring is in the air, and The Langham, Melbourne, is gearing up for another exciting Spring Racing season. The gracious Gorgi Coghlan will host a Cup Day event at the elegant hotel, while stylish fashionista, Emily Power – author of the newly released Fashionista's Guide to Melbourne - will host the Oaks Day celebrations. The Cup & Oaks Day lunches will be held in Melba, the hotel's restaurant, famed for its diverse buffet offerings and spectacular views of the city skyline and Yarra River.

The Langham, Melbourne's elegant ARIA bar will also be holding a special 'Tickled Pink Spring Racing Afternoon Tea' for fillies wishing to celebrate the Spring Racing season in style.

With its luxurious interiors, charming service, and air of genteel elegance, The Langham, Melbourne is the ideal haven for frocking up and enjoying the 2012 Spring Racing Carnival in comfort.

Guests can take in the stunning city views and excitement of Melbourne Cup Day this Tuesday 6 November at the Melbourne Cup Day Lunch hosted by Gorgi Coghlan. Melba's plasma screens will be broadcasting the thrilling live action from Flemington, and Gorgi will be on the lookout for the best dressed ladies in the room to award some fabulous prizes. The excitement doesn't stop there, with sweeps, a $250 Review voucher to be won and a celebratory flute of Domain Chandon for all punters.
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: $125 per person

Known as the 'ultimate style day', Oaks at Melba is an elegant affair celebrating the excitement and glamour of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Hosted by the perennially stylish Emily Power (Fashionista's Guide to Melbourne), The Langham's Ladies Oaks Day celebration will be filled with fun and frivolousness, topped with the thrill of winning in the sweeps or as the afternoon's 'best dressed'. Emily will also be sharing a couple of racing tips gleaned from her father, racing journalist, Danny Power. As with the Melbourne Cup Day celebrations, guests will receive a glass of Domaine Chandon on arrival, and go into a raffle to win two signed copies of Emily's Fashionista's Guide to Melbourne and a $250 Review voucher.
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: $125 per person

Spring Racing season is the time for ladies to get their best frocks, hats and fascinators on, and The Langham, Melbourne celebrates this elegant occasion with a special edition afternoon tea featuring an array of gorgeous desserts in the hotel's signature hue – pink! Chocolate dipped strawberries, raspberry pannacottas, pink lemonade macarons, pink velvet cupcakes, jam meringues kisses, and berry swirl fudge are the show pieces of this decadent menu, served alongside elegant ribbon sandwiches and fluffy scones with strawberry jam.
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: $49 per person or $59 with a glass of Domaine Chandon

For bookings and more information on dining at The Langham, Melbourne, visit www.melbarestaurant.com.au, email rest.res@langhamhotels.com or call 1800 641 107.

Background Notes:
The Langham, Melbourne at Southbank is located at the heart of Melbourne's diverse performing Arts scene, and is a proud partner of the Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Recital Centre, Opera Australia and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

The 25-floor hotel has 387 luxuriously appointed rooms including 45 executive club rooms, 46 river view rooms, 11 suites and 7 Terrace Rooms with 50m² private balconies, attended to by the hotel's signature Service Stylists. With stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River, historic Flinders Street station and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers a luxurious and timeless inner-city experience.

The Langham, Melbourne has been named the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by Travel & Leisure (US) magazine (2012), and has been a constant feature on Travel + Leisure (US) World's Best lists (2010 – 2012). The hotel has also been recognised by notable consumer-voted awards including TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards 2012 (No.1 in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Australia).

The Langham, Melbourne is also acclaimed for its award-winning Chuan Spa, interactive dining restaurant – Melba, and chic bar & lounge – ARIA.

Find out more about enchanting experiences at The Langham, Melbourne and make a reservation by visiting langhamhotels.com.


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Fiona Maurer
Tel: (03) 8696 8153
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Email: fiona.maurer@langhamhotels.com

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