The central location of the APICAM 2017 conference means you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to finding accommodation near RMIT. The following hotels all have good rooms, at reasonable prices, only a short walking distance from the venue.
Melbourne CBD Accommodation
There is an array of accommodation options in Melbourne’s CBD and they’re all walking distance or a very short tram or train ride from the venue.
Just keep in mind that, like all cities, traffic can build up during the morning peak-period. So, if you opt for a taxi or Uber, these travel options will take longer to get to you and the conference venue—if public transport isn’t your thing, allow plenty of time for the commute.
Jasper Hotel: Perfectly located on Elizabeth Street in Melbourne's thriving Market Precinct, the vibrant, newly refurbished Jasper Hotel is a full-service boutique hotel offering 90 contemporary rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, casual dining options at Jasper Kitchen and extensive conference and meeting facilities. In the heart of the Melbourne CBD and part of the Free Tram Zone, this 4-star hotel offers unmatched access to city transport options, shopping destinations, sporting and cultural facilities. Nearby landmarks include Queen Victoria Market, Royal Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, Melbourne University and RMIT.
Rendezvous Hotel: Rendezvous Hotel is located on Flinders St. It is a 4.5-star heritage-listed hotel that has been restored yet retains its 1913 origins trough the elegance of its exterior and interior. This hotel has won many awards and the attached Grill Restaurant has a huge wine-list and a Modern Australian menu with an Asian influence. Room service is available 24/7. For more information, visit: www.tfehotels.com/brands/rendezvous-hotels/rendezvous-hotel-melbourne
The Victoria Hotel: The Victoria Hotel is located on Little Collins Street, which is just a short walk or tram ride from Flinders Street. This hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the world famous Bourke Street. Shopping mall and the architectural masterpiece that is the Emporium. The hotel features a restaurant, swimming pool, sauna and a rooftop gym. The restaurant has a buffet breakfast and serves Modern Australian cuisine all day. The bar is the perfect spot to head for an afternoon drink and snack. For more information, visit: www.victoriahotel.com.au
Double Tree: The Double Tree by Hilton is right across the road from Flinders Street. Station and features a gym; restaurant and a bar and some of the rooms will provide you with a lovely view of the Yarra. The Lobby Restaurant and Bar are popular places for a relaxing drink or beautiful meal. The tour desk can help you booking trips to the vineyards of the Yarra Valley to the Great Ocean Road. For more information, visit: www.placeshilton.com/doubletree-melbourne
The Causeway Inn Hotel: The Causeway Inn has very reasonably priced rooms and is located on Bourke St, right in the heart of Bourke Street. Mall. It’s only half a kilometer away from the venue meaning you can walk to the conference and you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping, dining and entertainment options. For more information, visit: www.causeway.com.au
All of these hotels are close to other Melbourne attractions including Crown Casino, Southbank, Melbourne’s East End Theatre District and a bevy of dining, café and bar options and they’re all only a stroll away from the conference venue.
If you want to stay out of the hustle and bustle these hotels are perfect:
Adina Hotel St. Kilda: This hotel is perfect for those who want to explore this iconic bay side suburb while still being a short tram ride away from the conference. You can unwind at one of the many cafes, bars and eateries and check out the famous strips such as Acland and Fitzroy St. Indulge in the onsite spa and enjoy a famous Melbourne coffee at downstairs Fitzrovia. For more information visit: https://www.tfehotels.com/brands/adina-apartment-hotels/adina-apartment-hotel-st-kilda
Tyrian Serviced Apartments: Located in Melbourne’s hippest suburb you’ll be able to sample all the high-end and alternative delights that Fitzroy has to offer. Perfect for lovers of art, fashion, food and nightlife and just a 10-minute tram ride from the venue. Stylish room in the most stylish location. For more information visit: http://www.tyrian.com.au
Punthill Apartment Hotels: South Yarra is home to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and boutiques. Wander up and down Chapel St. or cross the river to explore Richmond. South Yarra station is just a couple of stops from Melbourne Central meaning you can spend more time exploring and less time travelling. The apartments are fullly self-contained and feature a beautiful garden courtyard to enjoy the afternoon sun. For more information visit: http://www.punthill.com.au/property/south-yarra-accommodation/punthill-south-yarra/
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