Experience Life At The Heart Of The Yarra At The Langham, Melbourne

12/27/2012 8:12:00 PM

MELBOURNE The Langham, Melbourne has released four new Love the Yarra add-ons celebrating its recent partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne, and its covetable location in the heart of the arts precinct and on the banks of the Yarra River. Available now and introduced as permanent fixtures, the Love the Yarra add-ons are bespoke, tailor-made encounters exclusive to hotel guests booking business or leisure stays at The Langham, Melbourne.

The four Love the Yarra add-ons include:

  • LANGHAM BIKES - Hire of The Langham’s signature pink bicycles to explore the Yarra Boulevard and surrounding gardens.
    Cost: The bicycles can be hired for up to four hours at $15 per bike, and are available daily between 9.00am – 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm.
    Book: Bicycles can be hired through the hotel’s concierge service.
  • LOVE THE YARRA PICNIC - One of the best ways to experience the sights and sounds of Melbourne is to settle on the banks of the Yarra River, and indulge in a picnic basket of the freshest local and seasonal produce. Choose to  picnic by The Yarra or in the nearby Botanic gardens - explore on your own or engage a Langham picnic stylist to locate and set up your picnic.

    TIFFIN PICNIC - a reflection of the hotel’s signature Tiffin experience.
    Delight in nostalgic Tiffin served on a traditional three-tiered silver stand.
    Served with your choice of tea-English Breakfast , Earl Grey , Organic peppermint and Green tea.
    COST:  $75 per person (Includes Tiffin Picnic, Orange juice, mineral water 500ml, Picnic basket, rug), A selection of beverages is available at an additional cost .
    Picnic Service stylist is available at $75 per hr, to set up and serve your picnic.
    Book: Available from 11am to 6pm. 24 hours notice is required. Book through In Room Dining.

    GOURMET PICNIC  - a delectable selection of premium Victorian and Australian produce and fine foods.
    COST : $95 per person (Includes Gourmet Picnic, Orange juice, mineral water 500ml, Picnic basket and rug). A selection of beverages is available at an additional cost.
    Picnic Service stylist is available at $75 per hour to set up and serve your picnic
    Book: Available from 11am to 6pm. 24 hours notice is required. Book through In Room Dining.


  • HAMER HALL TOUR - The Melbourne Arts Precinct emanating from Southbank  beside the Yarra – includes The Arts Centre and newly refurbished Hamer Hall, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Theatre company, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art , Malthouse Theatre and Sidney Myer Music bowl .

    Hotel guests are invited to join a tour of the new Hamer Hall.

    Cost :  Complimentary – simply present your Langham Room Key for a complimentary place on the Tour  (Retail value $15 per person).
    Times : Monday – Saturday, 11am-12pm. (No tours on Good Friday and Christmas Day.)
    Book: call Arts Centre Concierge on 9281 8298 from 9am-11pm daily. Or visit http://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/event.aspx?id=44
    Meet : Theatres Building Concierge Desk, Arts Centre Melbourne.
  • SYMPHONY PLATTER – created in celebration of The Langham, Melbourne’s partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne. Ideal as a pre or post-performance dining option, the Symphony Platter features a selection of Melba’s signatures including tempura soft shell crab sushi; pappadums and eggplant & potato curry puffs with mint Raita; and Peking duck wraps with cucumber and spring onions.
    Cost: $55 for two
    Book: Through ARIA Bar & Lounge. The Symphony Platter is available from 10am until late.

"The Langham, Melbourne has long been associated with the arts precinct and the Yarra River, given our location on the Yarra is at its very heart," Mr Ben Sington, Managing Director of The Langham, Melbourne said. "The Love the Yarra add-ons are something only our hotel can offer guests with our Langham signatures, exciting partnerships and splendid location, and are a wonderful way for our guests to enhance their business or pleasure stays."

Melbourne was founded on the banks of the Yarra and today the heart of the city is still very much within a one-kilometre section with The Langham, Melbourne located at its core. With Love the Yarra, guests will receive the quintessential Melbourne experience – whether it is a charming bike ride and picnic in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens or exploring Melbourne’s exuberant arts and cultural scene.

For more information on or to book any one of The Langham, Melbourne’s packages including the Enchanting Summer Haven, visit http://www.langhamhotels.com/melbourne/en 

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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