“It’s been a decade since Virtuoso last brought their Symposium to Australia and, knowing how much competition there is globally to host this event, the fact that they are returning to our shores, to Melbourne, is highly significant,” Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said.
Virtuoso’s Symposium was last held in Sydney in 2009 and now through Visit Victoria, in partnership with Tourism Australia, the event is being hosted by Melbourne.
International high-value travellers are quickly discovering the unique world-class experiences that Melbourne and Victoria have to offer, as per a media release posted on the official website of Premier of Victoria.
The release further states that Melbourne is an international, 24-hour city that provides more than sightseeing, filled with late-night precincts laden with arts, music and dining – and pristine nature and coastal experiences within easy reach in regional Victoria.
Strong growth in visitation is driving confidence in the high-end hotel market resulting in historic levels of investment and development in luxury accommodation, the release says.
World-class brands are recognising the attraction of Melbourne with five-star developments underway for W Hotel, M Gallery, Ritz Carlton, St Regis Hotels and Mandarin Oriental among more than 11,500 new hotel rooms being delivered over the next five years, the media release stated.