Need a place to stay for VALA2016? A range of quality accommodation at attractive rates is available to VALA delegates via our Conference Managers, WALDRONSMITH Management.

How to Book

  1. To secure your accommodation, simply nominate your selected hotel, arrival/departure dates and room type when you register online. A credit card number will be required and will be passed on to the hotel to secure your booking. (Please note: no payment will be deducted at this time.)
  2. Your accommodation and incidental costs must be settled directly with the hotel on departure; some hotels may charge a surcharge on credit card payments made on departure.
  3. Should you require dates outside the main Conference dates, please note this in your booking and WALDRONSMITH Management will contact the hotel on your behalf and advise.
  4. Any changes to your booking must be made via email to WALDRONSMITH Management – not direct with the hotel.
  5. All room rates noted are based on room only, unless otherwise specified, are in Australian Dollars and include 10% GST.

Hotels

Hotel Name Stars Room Type Rate Distance to MCEC
Crown Metropol Melbourne 5 Luxe Room $295 3 minute walk 
    Luxe Room & 1 breakfast $328  
    Luxe Room & 2 breakfasts $361  
Hilton Melbourne South Wharf 5 King Hilton Guest Room $305 Adjacent to MCEC
    King Hilton Guest Room incl 1 buffet breakfast $332  
    King Hilton Guest Room incl 2 buffet breakfasts $305  
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Standard Guest Room $230 3 minute walk
Crown Promenade Melbourne Standard Room incl WiFi $280 3 minute walk 
    Standard Room incl WiFi & 1 buffet breakfast $310  
    Standard Room incl WiFi & 2 buffet breakfasts $340  
Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders Standard Room $215 6 minute walk
    Standard Room incl 1 buffet breakfast $235  
    Standard Room incl 2 buffet breakfasts $255  
Travelodge Hotel Southbank Melbourne 4 Standard Room $149 17 minute walk

 

Apartments

Apartment Name Stars Room Type Rate Distance to MCEC
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Northbank One Bedroom Apartment $220 7 minute walk
Melbourne Short Stay Apartments MP Deluxe 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom $339 13 minute walk
  2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms $381  
    3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms $505  
Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Vue Grande 1 Bedroom and 1 Bathroom $250 5 minute walk

 

Availability and Cancellation

The hotels impose strict release dates of 30 days prior to arrival and therefore any bookings made after 9 January 2016 will be subject to availability. WALDRONSMITH Management and the Organising Committee cannot be held responsible if all rooms at special rates are unavailable. As there is limited space available at each hotel, it is important that you book early. Accommodation will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of registration and payment.

Hotels will also be enforcing strict cancellations policies for any rooms booked over this period. WALDRONSMITH Management and the Conference take no responsibility for cancellation fees incurred. Please refer to the individual hotel information listed below for their cancellation policies. Please note cancelled bookings or failure to arrive at the hotel on the designated date of arrival (no-show) will incur penalties. See details below before making your selection.

 

Hotel and Apartment Details

Crown Metropol photoCrown Metropol Melbourne (5 star)

8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC 3006
(Walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 200m - approximately a 3 minute walk)

Luxe Room:

 - $295 per night room only
 - $328 per night including 1 breakfast
 - $361 per night including 2 breakfasts
*WiFi access included

Crown Metropol is conveniently located adjacent to the Crown Entertainment Complex, Crown Towers Hotel and Crown Promenade Hotel. Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Docklands, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Docklands are just a short walk away. Hotel facilities include Isika, exclusive day spa, 28, exclusive lounge and sky bar, swimming pools, indoor sun-deck, and gymnasium.


Cancellation Policy: Less than 30 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one(1) night's accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card.  No shows: one(1) night's  accommodation per room charged to the applicable credit card.

 


Hilton photoHilton Melbourne South Wharf (5 star)

HEADQUARTER HOTEL
2 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf VIC 3006
(Adjacent to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - there is a direct walk away from the hotel to Convention Centre)

King Bed Guest Room:
 - $305 per night room
 - $332 per night including 1 breakfast
 - $359 per night invluding 2 breakfasts

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf is located directly bedside the DFO and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in dynamic South Wharf Promenade and only a short stroll to the CBD, Docklands and Southbank dining precinct. Each of the 396 guest rooms at the hotel feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of the city and the Yarra River. Room facilities include iPod connectivity and wireless internet access.


Cancellation Policy: Less than 28 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one (1) night’s accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card. Less than 14 days and No shows: two (2) night’s accommodation per room charged to the applicable credit card.

 


Crowne Plaza photoCrowne Plaza Melbourne (4½ star)

1-5 Spencer Street
Melbourne VIC 3005
(Walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 200m - approximately a 3 minute walk)

Standard Room: $230 per night room only

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is in the heart of the city's vibrant docklands. The property his surrounded by restaurants on the Yarra's north bank and the Crown Casino and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre are just over the bridge. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Southern Cross rail station. Hotel facilities include business centre, high-speed internet access, outdoor pool and gym.

Cancellation Policy: Less than 30 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one(1) night's accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card.  No shows: one(1) night's  accommodation per room charged to the applicable credit card.

 


Crown Promenade new photoCrown Promenade Melbourne (4½ star)

8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC 3006
(Walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 200m - approximately a 3 minute walk)

Standard Room:
 - $280 per night room only
 - $310 per night including 1 breakfast
 - $340 per night including 2 breakfasts
*WiFi access included

Crowne Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action - Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct as well as being close to the CBD and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The hotel has 465 spacious guest rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne CBD and Yarra River, and every room features quality furnishings and original art by local artists.

Cancellation Policy: Less than 30 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one(1) night's accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card.  No shows: one(1) night's  accommodation per room charged to the applicable credit card.

 


Holiday Inn photoHoliday Inn Melbourne on Flinders (4½ star)

575 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
(Walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 500m - approximately a 6 minute walk)

Standard Guest Room:
 - $215 per night room only
 - $235 per night including 1 buffet breakfast
 - $255 per night including 2 buffet breakfasts

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is located in the financial hub of Melbourne and is close to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Docklands and Southbank precinct. Southern Cross Railway Station is just a 2 minute walk away. The hotel facilities include a business centre, wireless internet access, heated outdoor pool, mini gym and sauna.

Cancellation Policy: Less than 30 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one(1) night's accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card.  No shows: one(1) night's  accommodation per room charged to the applicable credit card.

 


Travelodge Southbank photoTravelodge Southbank (4 star)

9 Riverside Quay
Southbank VIC 3006
(Walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 1 km - approximately a 17 minute walk)

Travelodge Southbank Melbourne is ideally positioned within easy walking distance to great restaurants, cafes and bars as well as Crown Casino and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The property contains 275 guest rooms all with individually controlled air conditioning. Hotel facilities include 24 hour reception and chargeback facilities available with some restaurants in Southbank.

Guest Room: $149 room only per night

Cancellation Policy: Less than 30 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one(1) night's accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card.  No shows: one(1) night's  accommodation per room charged to the applicable credit card.

 


Adina photoAdina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Northbank (4½ star)

550 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
(Walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 500m - approximately a 7 minute walk)

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Northbank  is situated a block from Federation Square. The hotel offers handy access to Melbourne CBD and Southbank precinct including Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The hotel contains 63 one, two and three bedroom apartments, many with stunning balcony views of the city. Hotel facilities include 24 hour reception, restaurant delivery service and gym.

One Bedroom Apartment: $220 room only per night

Cancellation Policy: Between 30 - 14 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one(1) night's accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card.  No shows & cancellations within 14 days a 100% cancellation fee applies.


MP Deluxe photoMelbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank - MP Deluxe Property (4½ star)

241 City Road
Southbank VIC 3006
(Walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 800m - approximately a 13 minute walk)

2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom: $339 per night
2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms: $381 per night
3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms: $505 per night

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments offers a range of one, two and three bedroom quality executive style apartments. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, separate living/dining area, comfortable bedrooms, laundry and private balcony. Guests have complimentary use of recreational facilities including heated indoor pool, BBQ facilities and gymnasium.

Cancellation Policy: Between 30 - 7 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one(1) night's accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card.  No shows & cancellations within 7 days a 100% cancellation fee applies.

 


Vue Grande photoMelbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank - Vue Grande Property (4½ star)

63 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC 3006
(Walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 230m - approximately a 5 minute walk)

Melbourne Short Stay Apartments offers a range of one, two and three bedroom quality executive style apartments. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, separate living/dining area, comfortable bedrooms, laundry and private balcony. Guests have complimentary use of recreational facilities including heated indoor pool, BBQ facilities and gymnasium.

1 Bedroom and 1 Bathroom: $250 per night

Cancellation Policy: Between 30 - 7 days prior to arrival: cancellation is equivalent to one(1) night's accommodation per room, charged to the applicable credit card.  No shows & cancellations within 7 days a 100% cancellation fee applies.

 


 

Credit card guarantee

A valid credit card is required to guarantee your accommodation booking. Card details will be passed onto the accommodation property to guarantee your booking but WILL NOT be charged. FULL payment will then be required by the property on check out.

Payment of accommodation

The accommodation account and any incidental charges must be paid in full, directly to the hotel, on departure.

Early arrival or late departure

Please note that the check-in time for the Conference hotels is from 1400 hours except for the Hilton which is from 1500 hours. Please indicate or notify the VALA2016 Conference Office in writing if you will be arriving early, as you may be required to pre-register the night before to guarantee immediate access to your hotel room. Please also indicate or notify the VALA2016 Conference Office in writing if you will arrive at your hotel after 1800 hours, to avoid your room being released.

Deadlines

The hotels impose strict release dates of 30 days prior to arrival, therefore any bookings made after 8 January 2014 will be subject to availability.

Change of booking

Any change to a reservation must be notified to the VALA2016 Conference Office in writing and not directly to the hotel.

Accommodation Cancellation Policy

See each Hotel for their cancellation policy.

 

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