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Plan a getaway without the fuss of one
For those who are in need of a getaway but aren't actually able to getaway from the city, both Hilton Hotels in Melbourne have teamed up to offer a Leisure Escape package that will leave you feeling like you'd have a holiday after all.
The packages include a voucher to spend to further enhance your 'staycation.'
The 'Leisure Escapes' packages also offer guests $50 to spend during their stays at either Hilton Melbourne South Wharf or Hilton on the Park-Melbourne over the school holidays and weekends until the end of January 2015.
The credit can be used in the bar, restaurant or even for a spa treatment so you truly feel as though you've let yourself unwind.
Ideal for a romantic weekend, for an urban getaway with friends or a family getaway, the packages are designed to let couples, singles or families enjoy the best of the city and enjoy Melbourne's many attractions.
Guests can use their voucher towards a relaxing spa treatment to truly feel relaxed.
Hilton on the Park-Melbourne is located within walking distance to the MCG and Melbourne Park as well as Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne Museum and more.
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is located on the riverfront South Wharf Promenade so it's a short stroll from hundreds of retail outlets, the Docklands precinct and just across the river from Etihad Stadium, Medibank Icehouse as well as the Melbourne Star observation wheel.