The Majestic Sebel/Citigate Albert Park Image courtesy of Sebel/Citigate
This hotel has a magnificent outlook extending over Albert Park Lake and beyond towards Port Phillip Bay. Combined with its first rate customer service and extensive modern amenities, it is just about unbeatable. This 379 room majestic hotel is situated in Queens Road opposite The Australian Formula One Grand Prix track and is just a short tram ride from the CBD (and a wonderful walk now that Spring is in the air) and yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle to provide guests with a relaxed and holiday-style atmosphere. It's just a few minutes from the St Kilda Road and Chapel Street popular precincts and from St Kilda's beautiful beaches.
Whether you're a leisure traveller or a business client, you can watch the sun setting on the bay from one of the Lakeview guest rooms and suites that overlook Albert Park Lake. Flexible room choices include executive king rooms, family rooms and two storey lofts.
Once ensconced in the room, you'll want for very little (if in fact, anything at all). With 24hour movies, an LCD flat screen TV, satellite TV channels, direct dial access and high speed broadband internet your in-house social needs are met. Add air-conditioning, a large in-room safe and the always essential tea and coffee making equipment and you've got it made.
Guest services include 24hr reception and in-room dining, valet parking, concierge and porter services, express check out and a corporate shuttle bus service. Combine this with a business centre, foreign currency exchange services, safety deposit boxes, guest valet parking and daily houskeeping services and there isn't much else to ask for.
Whether just for relaxation or to keep fit, take the opportunity to try out a session or two in the fully equipped gymnasium or take a daily swim in the indoor heated pool. Not your style while living in luxury? Well, you can always just pop into the spa and sauna close at hand. If your need for exercise takes you out of this very plush environment, the choices are many. There is a jogging and cycling track opposite, an 18 hole golf course just up the road, all weather tennis courts nearby and the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre just across the lake.
The Heated Pool Image Courtesy of The Sebel/Citigate
If you are really into the food scene, check out one of the three dining outlets offering modern Australian cuisine and inspired dishes from around the world. Windows Restaurant offers a`-la-carte breakfast and dinner along with a not-to-be-missed renowned seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings. The modern, licensed Cafe Sebel on the ground floor offers specilaity teas, coffees, bakery items, sandwiches and salads. For a casual drink and snack, the Atrium Bar and Lounge offers an extensive range of cocktails and other beverages.
This is a first rate place to stay in a first rate location with impressive decor, dining and service, The Sebel/Citigate Albert Park offers all you'll need if you're looking for a break in your everyday routine, whether it be on holidays, a relaxing weekend or a corporate function. If the tourist in you has you looking for nearby attractions, the selection list is long. Apart from the obvious beauty of the palm fringed lake, visit Station Pier, Luna Park, the Botanic Gardens, Fawkner Park or the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Stroll up to the Victorian Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria and Federation Square. Meander along Southbank Promenade and check out the Crown Casino and the Skydeck in the Eureka Tower. The Melbourne Museum, the Aquarium and the mighty hallowed turf of the MCG are more sight-seeing options in this very diverse city.
The Sebel has a 4.1/2 star rating and Citigate is a 4 star hotel. The rates vary at times, with the latter being slightly less expensive and there are special rates for corporate clients dependent upon usage. For information on Corporate deals, please contact Petite McMahon on T: 61 3 8554 2821. The Sebel has one of the largest convention centres in Melbourne and boasts a dedicated Conference Concierge Service