A world away
(Pictured) Crown Tower studio room
but oddly familiar for North Americans, this southern Australia outpost is packed with fun for world travelers.
Planners can set up a number of events in the alleys of the city's center, home to urban art, restaurants and shops. Melbourne Street Tours takes groups past graffiti-strewn walls and into artists' studios; Hidden Secrets Tours adds the culinary side, visiting eateries and bars.
Stay in the subtly luxurious accommodations at the 481-room Crown Towers, part of a three-hotel complex and casino in the heart of the city. The property features 80,000 square feet of meeting space.
For more details and photos, read our blog detailing a recent visit: mcmag.com/melbourne.