by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 05, 2010

The 658-room Crown Metropol has opened in Melbourne, Australia. The property's business area, called the Office, offers four meeting rooms that each hold 50 people. Larger events can be held in the adjacent Crown Conference Center, which hosts gatherings of up to 840. Top chef Gordon Ramsay has opened his first two Australian restaurants in the hotel, called Maze and Maze Grill. The Crown Metropol is part of the larger Crown Entertainment Complex, which includes the 480-room Crown Towers and the 465-room Crown Promenade.