MCEC offers customers world’s best accommodation rates

By Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 24 October, 2017

In an Australian convention and exhibition centre first, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has partnered with the world’s leading hotel price comparison platform, to provide event attendees with widest range of best-value accommodation.

With over 6,000 rooms within walking distance from the venue and more than 2,200 hotels across the wider Melbourne landscape, MCEC customers can now instantly search and book the best deals available to accommodate their event attendees.

MCEC’s Meetings and Events Senior Manager, Frank Scifo said the choice to partner with was driven by a desire to give customers a convenient, trusted and instantly bookable accommodation service that also ensures they are receiving the best deals available.

“ guarantees the lowest price on travel accommodation, providing our customers with significant savings on advertised retail prices. No other comparison platform seems to be able to compete with their savings.

“We’re always looking for ways to assist and simplify the variety of event components our customers deal with, including how they can accommodate their event attendees. This platform has been integrated with our own website and means we can essentially act as a one-stop-shop, offering an instantly bookable accommodation solution” Mr Scifo said. simplifies the accommodation booking process by presenting all the information customers need about a hotel across multiple booking platforms in one search.

Chris Rivett, Head of Marketing at said the company were thrilled to be working with MCEC.

“This partnership will elevate MCEC in the convention and exhibition space by allowing it to offer more value to its customers, providing them choice to compare accommodation options and the best price on their stays. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership together,” Mr Rivett said.

MCEC is also the only centre in Australia to offer on-site accommodation, directly linked to the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne and the newly adjoining Novotel Melbourne South Wharf, set to open in March 2018 as part of the current expansion project.

MCEC’s strong relationships with the adjoining hotels and accommodation providers around the South Wharf precinct also ensures customer accommodation needs can be fulfilled.

“At MCEC it’s all about ensuring we have the capabilities to provide the right solutions for all our customers, both large and small. Simple, seamless and customised just for them is our aim,” Mr Scifo added.

Source: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre