Connecting Up has negotiated special rates for Evolve 2021 with Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Best Western Melbourne & Pan Pacific Melbourne.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel, is the ideal destination for outstanding upper upscale accommodation. Situated right on the Yarra River within walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with public transport right on your door step and only 25 minutes from Melbourne International Airport.  


The hotel's 402 newly transformed guestrooms and suites are in an aspirational style that delivers a sense of personality, quality and warmth;  the perfect place to retreat and relax after a day of meetings. Contemporary bathrooms, walk in showers, premium bedding, designer furnishings and commissioned artwork are a standard. The hotel's City View rooms boast spacious walk-in wardrobes, and sleek workstations; while the hotel's Luxury suites feature additional deep bathtubs, and sweeping views of the Yarra River and Melbourne city skyline.

Contact Crowne Plaza Melbourne directly to book your accommodation on +61 3 9648 2777 or emailing reservations at

Rate: Standard King Room - $230/per night - Buffet breakfast - $25 if prebooked

Parking - $17 per day (self parking) - $47 per car (valet parking)

Contact Crowne Plaza during business hours, Monday – Friday by calling 03 9648 2777 or by email

Best Western Melbourne City

A place where everything you need is just minutes away, whether by foot or by free tram service. Situated within strolling distance of the Southbank dining and shopping precinct, just a short walk to the Etihad Stadium and an even shorter walk to the hustle and bustle of Southern Cross train station, Best Western Hotel Melbourne (formerly known as Pensione Hotel) offers rich experiences in every guest space.


Rate: King Room - $125/per night - Shoebox Room - $105/per night

Continental breakfast - $10

Car park - $28


Book early to avoid disappointment as rooms are limited.

Preferred booking method: Email

Pan Pacific Melbourne

Positioned along the banks of the Yarra River, Pan Pacific Melbourne is easily accessible from all major arterials and offers five star facilities and service in the perfect location.


Delegates will enjoy warm, genuine hospitality from an experienced team of professionals, and along with state of the art conference facilities also offers internal, direct access to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC).


Pan Pacific Melbourne has recently completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment of all accommodation rooms, lobby area and its exclusive Pacific Club lounge and guests receive the following inclusions:

  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel for all delegates and guests

  • Discounted car parking in the DFO South Wharf parking area

  • Access to leisure facilities, including well equipped gymnasium

  • Business centre facilities located in the refurbished lobby area



  • Family Queen Room - $279 per room/per night (1 x queen Bed and 1 x king single premier king)

  • City Skyline - $309 (room only rate)

  • Breakfast - $27

  • Self-parking - $24 per exit/per day

  • Valet Parking - $59 per day


Book early using this link to avoid disappointment as rooms are limited.

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