Melbourne is host to many world-renowned sports and cultural events in Summer, and there is none bigger than the Australian Open tennis event. As one of the four tennis Grand Slams, the Australian Open will be home to all the worlds best male and female tennis players for two weeks only. It is the best opportunity to witness in person fan favourites Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and local hope Ash Barty. As the most attended sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, it is an unmissable occasion in Melbourne to attend whether you love your tennis or not! The carnival type atmosphere of the event has lots on offer for attendees. From its extensive food and beverage offerings, local and global music acts at the AO festival and free sponsor showbags there is something fun for everyone.
Situated at Melbourne Park, it is conveniently located close to the Melbourne CBD with easy public transport or walking accessibility. Even Federation Square will be all decked out for the event as an official entrance where you can purchase tickets, official merchandise and drinks.
The InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, located on Collins Street, is the perfect place to base your stay during the Australian Open with many luxurious suites and rooms to choose from. Its proximity to the tennis will also mean it will be the ideal place to cool down after a long day of soaking in the sun with a tennis inspired cocktail available from the hotel’s Market Lane Bar.
InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto will also be smashing aces in its stunning lobby and atrium with a tennis inspired layout featuring the official Australian Open map floor decay and lush indoor tennis hedges. Our concierge team will also be handing out maps to our guests to make your tennis day (or night) out as easy as possible.
The Australia Open tournament will run from January 20 to February 2.
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