RubyConf AU Melbourne 9-10 Feb 2017


Crown Promenade

8 Whitman Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Set behind the famous Crown Casino on the banks of the Yarra River, this upscale hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Their signature restaurant Mesh offers contemporary bistro food from their impressive buffet or an a la carte menu, while their signature bar Tonic has a relaxed ambience and an outdoor terrace which makes it a great place to relax after a busy day.

With tram stops and the well-known Yarra Promenade restaurant precinct close by, this hotel ticks all the boxes for a Melbourne city break.

Hotel amenities include free wifi, parking, a business centre, laundry & room service, air-conditioned & smoke-free rooms, and an indoor pool & gym. Our friends at Crown have generously extended a discounted rate for all Ruby Conference delegates, which will apply to dates booked immediately before or after the conference as well.

Standard room $280.00, add on buffet breakfast for $30 per person

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Pensione Hotel

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, this budget boutique hotel is an 8 minute walk across the bridge to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and a 2 minute walk from Southern Cross Train Station An original turn of the century building, this modern hotel has a rooftop sun deck, guest laundry, 24/7 reception, room service and Olivier’s Cafe & Bar.

All rooms include breakfast, compact ensuite bathroom, wifi, plasma TV with Foxtel and tea & coffee making facilities.

Matchbox room (cosy room with single bed) $130, Shoebox room (cosy room with double bed) $150, Double room $160, Twin room $180 (all include breakfast for one, except Twin which is for two)

To book accommodation, please contact the hotel directly via email on or by phone on +61 3 9621 3333 and quote RUBY CONFERENCE or RUBY17.