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Get into the Swing of the Australian Open 2016

Melburnians love their sport. It’s one of the reasons visitors love our city. It’s summer. It’s January. It’s Melbourne’s Grand-Slam tennis event, the Australian Open, and in 2016, it’s bigger than ever. Sure it’s all about the tennis – the players, the scores, the tournament, the referees, the ball kids and the facilities (organisers claim the title of the world’s biggest Grand Slam footprint for the Australian open at 255, 739 square metres). Tournament attendees can experience new tech offerings from customised tennis emojis to a 360-degree video experience that puts you live on court. Australian Open 2016 – the event Who | 44 players – 285 male and 155 female players from 34 countries, including 45 Australian participants. What | The Australian Open is one of four Grand-Slam tennis events worldwide. It is the frist in each year’s calendar of events. The others are: the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. Where | Melbourne Park – Rod laver, Margaret Court, Hisense Arena and grounds, Olympic Boulevard, Batman Avenue, Melbourne – gates open at 10am …


Beer Appreciation Evening

Do you love beer as much as we do? Then you’ll want to stop, hop and roll to The Swanston Hotel’s Beer Appreciation Evening. Curated by the man himself, creator of Hahn and James Squire breweries, Dr Chuck Han, the evening will  be filled with  5 different beers / cider tastings along with matched delicious bites. Also known as the Grandfather of beer, Chuck is one of Australia’s highest profile brewer, brewing his way all over Australia, New Zealand and America for over 30 years. (We’re sure you’re all familiar with Hahn Premium and Hahn Ice.) Don’t miss out on this ‘hopportunity’ to join The Swanston Hotel for a relaxed evening of quality beer, cider and food with spectacular sunset views of the city. Wednesday, 30 September 6:30pm – 8:30pm ON15 function room on Level 15 Tickets are $35 per person, with all proceeds going to Mission Australia. Bookings essential. To RSVP email or call (03) 8662 1301, or click here to book your tickets online. Visit the Facebook event here. 

Top 6 tips for the perfect Hipster Christmas Party

Planning the perfect Christmas Party for a team full of hip, young thangs can be an very tricky business! Making sure you have the right mix of old school nostalgia, modern tech, and a room with beautiful designer decor will ensure you are on track for high fives rather than some serious eye-rolling action come silly season. Check out our Top 6 Tips for the perfect Hipster Christmas Party The Swanston Hotel  Grand Mercure  have everything you need for your office Christmas party. From the dazzling heights of the 15th floor in ON15, to the chic and stylish setting of Louden, all you need to do is call (03) 8662 1341 or email H3028-SB08@accor.comwith a brief and we will create a brilliant, bespoke event that will see you crowned the office Superstar of the silly season.