Most Liveable Melbourne – Tips from our Team - InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Most Liveable Melbourne – Tips from our Team

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Get to know Melbourne and some of the lovely people in our team that you may meet on your next trip to the hotel. Who knows the city better? Being immersed in everything Melbourne has to offer makes our team a great source of recommendations and information so you can start dreaming of your next city getaway.

What Do You Think Makes Melbourne The World’s Most Liveable City?

Rebecca Thorn, Guest Experience Director:

Firstly, the public transport, the city is really easy to get around. The free tram through the city means you can explore the shops, attractions and laneways without a worry. I love the weather; it is pretty mild throughout the year, no chance of getting snowed in! But the thing that stands out the most is how diverse and multicultural the city is which is reflected by the people you will meet and the food you will eat.

Catherine Newall, Reservations Manager:

It is a combination of a few things. Melbournian’s tend to be friendly and fun-loving people. We love all sorts of social activities, which is why our restaurant and cafe scene is always buzzing. Put on a sporting event, and we are all there. Combine this with our amazing CBD infrastructure, in the form of trams, trains and terrific pedestrian access everywhere and it makes our very big city quite accessible.

James Spielvogel, Concierge Les Clefs d’Or

A great city starts with its people and Melbourne is full of friendly faces, always ready with a smile and to help you out. It’s a large city but doesn’t have that hustle and bustle; there are so many places to relax and green spaces. The city is known for its art and culture, there is always the opportunity to go see the ballet, opera, live music and entertainment every night of the week. Plus, as a huge sports fan, Melbourne is my kind of city. I love that we get big international tournaments as well as edge-of-your-seat weekly footy or cricket. Getting around is easy with public transport and there is good coffee in every laneway, so what else do you need.

Nelu Terzeu, Lobby Ambassador:

I love the diversity – there’s something for everyone. Plus, the city is easy to get around with really good public transport. Melbourne is one of the few cities that has sports precincts and stadiums located in and around CBD, so you are always close to amazing events and matches. Restaurants and night clubs open late, so the nightlife in the city is varied and creates a great atmosphere.

Ben Scott, Doorman:

The public transport network is easily-accessible, frequent, and affordable (I love the free tram in the city) and this opens up the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Interesting and quirky locals such as South Yarra, Fitzroy, and Brunswick are merely minutes away. The contemporary coffee-café culture and vibrant urban-grunge aesthetic of the city and surrounds means Melbourne is truly an individual location. The city amalgamates the contemporary with retro and the unique with the familiar.


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Meet the team:

From left to right – Rebecca Thorn, Catherine Newall, James Spielvogel, Nelu Terzeu and Ben Scott.

Melbourne Cafe Culture

“Contemporary coffee-café culture”

Melbourne Tram

“The city is easy to get around with really good public transport”






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