Crown Towers Melbourne
The challenge for any hotel club lounge is to balance the competing needs of business and leisure. Local hoteliers could learn much from the shining example set by Crown Towers Melbourne’s gleaming riverside hotel, which continually sets the benchmark for Australian hospitality. The third-floor Crystal Club successfully splits its personality between smart meeting spaces and a concierge desk up-front and a garden-party vibe on the alfresco terrace out back. It’s indoor-outdoor, work and play, night and day, in a sophisticated, lightfilled setting that provides a refuge for the hotel’s special guests. Perks-wise, there’s everything you’d expect from a first-rate club lounge, including a separate check-in desk (for ease of entry to the 481-room behemoth), all-day catering (from breakfast and snacks to predinner cocktails and canapés) and meeting rooms for impromptu powwows.
“I always seek comfortable surroundings and I think this is the best club lounge in Australia – for the food, service and central location.”