February 26, 2018

A whopping 88,000 people travel to Melbourne from interstate or overseas every day, many of whom are doing so to undertake business.

While it may be the case that corporate stays make it harder to unveil the city’s best-loved sights and unwind, we would like to give this dream a boost and offer you a little how-to!

 

1. MAKE BREAKFAST YOUR ULTIMATE EXCUSE

Even on a jam-packed business trip, the need to feed can’t be skimped on. Conveniently, this doubles as the perfect excuse for you to see more of the city on your next quick stopover.

So next time you’re whizzing across to Melbourne on a morning flight, flip out your calendar and set a breakfast date—even if it’s just to enjoy some interesting and delicious local food in your own company.

Here are our go-to breakfast spots for those in need of a Melbourne breakfast and coffee:

Head to any of these during your next stay with us at our Docklands hotel or apartments and you’ll be cooped in a corner sipping a latte like the best of them within minutes.

 

2. LIVE IT UP WITHIN THE HOTEL WALLS

Why stay somewhere nice if you’re not going to make the most of it? Jump on the bed, take a dip into the pool, order some room service and draw back the curtains to glimpse a fine harbour town view from your serviced apartment or hotel room.

At the Sebel, we welcome you to settle into your home away from home. There are literally endless spots to perch and relax or quietly work away on your laptop (if you really have to!).

Did we mention the Sebel Melbourne Residences has a rooftop tennis court? This must be the harbourside apartment in Melbourne you’ve been dreaming of.

 

3. STRETCH YOUR LEGS, PLEASE YOUR SENSES

Whether you’re travelling from A to B or looking for a way to spend an extra 30 minutes in between commitments, exploring Melbourne on foot is a great way to mix leisure with business during your next stay.

Some of our favourite urban walks are:

For more city walks and famed tree-lined pathways browse the selection here. When the sun’s out, take it as all the incentive you need to head to your next destination by foot. You may even beat the tram!

 

4. Venture Out at Night

Overnight trip? Let yourself out into the night! Populated from corner to corner with outstanding restaurants, bars and centres for entertainment, Melbourne beckons you to immerse yourself in its diverse array of cultural highlights.

Be it a feast in the notable dining rooms of Chin Chin, Lucy Liu or Berth, or a Flashdance style boogie at Cherry Bar or Brown Alley, there are too many options for how to enchant yourself after hours.

 

5. When in Doubt, Consult Our Bucket List

If you frequently find yourself in the world’s most liveable city, angling to spend just an hour or so working your way through the list of top sights, then the time has really come to stop denying yourself. When in doubt, let this Melbourne bucket list direct your day.

Even when business calls for a tight itinerary, we hope anyone who finds themselves in Melbourne gets the royal treatment and enjoys a slice of all the city has to offer. It starts at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands.