How To Experience The Australian Open Tennis Championships Like an A-Lister
In the month of January the first of four Grand Slam Tennis tournaments of the year is played, The Australian Open showcases the top players in tennis going head to head. With Men’s and Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and the Juniors Championships, the Australian Open promises to have some of the best tennis matches of the new year.
Held in Melbourne, Australia, the Australian Open has been played on the famous blue hard courts since 1988. The tournament is rich in history: the first Australian Open was held in 1905, and every year adds one more exciting chapter to the history book of professional tennis. This year the matches are being held from January 18-31, 2016.
How to Travel:
Fly first class, and learn what the Virgin Experience is all about. Enjoy priority check-in and priority boarding, with access to the Virgin Australia lounge at the airport. Once on-board, you can kick back and relax in your spacious leather seat, with premium food and beverages available from the exclusive on-board Business class menu. Entertain yourself and your guests with the best entertainment in the aviation industry – choose from a wide range of movies and TV shows to watch on your 10.6 inch-seat screen, or on a hand-held personal entertainment system (depending on the jet). Richard Branson is on to something when he says you’ll be there in no time – when you fly first class, the time will fly!
Start your luxurious trip to the tennis championships off in style by chartering a private jet straight to Melbourne. You and your friends will experience privacy, convenience and luxury in the air. Air Partner has access to the entire spectrum of private jets, from very light jets to airliners, ensuring flexible options for every jet traveler. Air partner’s team of charter experts will assist you in planning all aspects of your flight to your exact specifications – they’ll even arrange your ground transportation and hotel reservations, if need be.
Melbourne Professional Chauffeured Cars
Take the hassle out of driving and parking – arrive right at the front gate with a chauffeur service. Travel with comfort in one of Melbourne Professional’s fine luxury cars – and if you have a large group, there is no need to worry: they also have luxury limos to accommodate your party. Melbourne Professional Chauffeured Cars vow to provide exceptional service of a quality exceeding their clients’ expectations.
Don’t sit in traffic, or struggle with long lines and huge crowds – sit back and enjoy the water of the Yarra River, before docking right outside the courts’ entrance. Riverboat transfers are the finest way to travel to and from the Australian Open Championships.
Where to Stay:
Beautifully located on the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Crown Towers sets the benchmark for luxury hotels in Australia. Lavishly appointed and offering an impeccable standard of attention to detail, Crown Towers is a hotel that truly understands the meaning of opulence. Relax yourself at the spectacular Crown Spa, enjoy the culinary delights of their superb signature restaurants, and have some fun at the amazing Crown Entertainment Complex with its cinemas, nightclubs, bars, shopping, indoor entertainment theme park – and of course the 24-hour excitement of the world-renowned Crown Casino.
Art Series: The Olsen
Opulence and art come together at the Art Series: The Olsen, a premiere boutique luxury hotel. Breathtaking murals and sculptures greet you on arrival, and large prints adorn all hallways and suites. The Olsen boasts 229 elegant five-star suites, all of which are infused with the work of the great Australian Landscape artist Dr. John Olsen. A day spa and two delicious restaurants compliment this Melbourne hotel; you will be reveling in the Art of Creature Comforts.
Where to Dine:
The Grand’s stylish and chic lounge bar, with its comfy booths, is perfect for any occasion. With one of the best beer gardens in Melbourne, this local favourite delivers delicious bar food served up by an award-winning kitchen – making them the perfect to place catch up with friends or to host your next party.
The TramCar Restaurant
Ensure yourself of a unique dining experience with the famous fleet of historical trams that have become the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. These glossy, burgundy restaurants-on-wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world and offer a delightful, innovative approach to dining.
Where to Party:
Wine Country Excursions and Premium Wines
Venture out into Australian Wine country and tour the world famous Australian vineyards – indulge in the world’s finest wines and enjoy the stunning views of the many vineyards.
Undoubtedly one of the most glamorous and exclusive venues in Melbourne, Baroq House is a luxurious three level mansion in a leafy cobbled city laneway. The design delivers a richness of grandeur, style and sophistication that appeals to Melbourne’s ‘in the know’ crowd. With an extensive range of premium spirits and several exclusive private rooms, the 17th Century themed venue provides a perfect harmony of modern style facilities and old world grandeur decor.
Can’t Miss Events:
Australian Open Meet and Greets
Want to meet your favorite tennis pro over lunch, or have them surprise your next big investor? This truly amazing experience will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Travel to New Zealand
At the conclusion of the Australian Open Tennis Championships, travel to Auckland – also known as the City of Sails – in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the perfect beginning to your New Zealand vacation: from some of the country’s best shopping and dining experiences to a cruise on the beautiful gulf harbor, a few days in Auckland will give you an excellent overview of New Zealand – and then, why not travel on to the resort town of Queenstown in the South Island?
The Australian Open doesn’t just feature great tennis, but great concerts too. Some of Australia’s biggest names in music are set to perform at the Open. Hosted at the Heineken Live Stage, performers like Jason Singh, Evermore, and many others will perform on each day of the Open. If you want to take a break from the courts, you can head over and catch some great music.
Where to Watch The Event:
Corporate Gold Box Seats
These seats are so close that you’ll be able to hear the grunts of each player. Each Gold Box Seat is within the first 8 rows, and always in the shade. The seats are comfortably cushioned, and with a Gold Box ticket you’ll receive a private marquee pass and access to the Champions Bar to enjoy refreshments and cocktails.
Luxury VIP Suites
Sit back and relax while you’re catered to by private attendants while watching any match of the Australian Open. Suites include VIP parking, drinks, food, a private bathroom as well as access to all of the VIP clubs. The luxury suite is truly a VIP experience.