THE MELBOURNE CUP WITH SOFITEL COLLINS






Melbourne Cup, one of Australia’s most prestigious annual horse racing event conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on Flemington Racecourse was just around the corner. I wanted this long weekend to be extra special, so I stayed at Sofitel Melbourne – a 5 star hotel located on Collins Street to attend the exciting carnival. The main reason why I have chosen to stay at Sofitel Melbourne was due to it’s location in the Central Business District, as well as it’s premium accommodation, hospitality, gastronomy and design. Undoubtable, the perfect choice for travellers who like to be inspired by unforgettable experiences.


I was welcomed by the lovely staff members of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins Street upon arrival, an assortment of delicious treats and champagne was the perfect gift to start off my stay here.




WHAT TO WEAR?

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is known for its outrageous fashion, and the vibrant colours that bring out the energy of the racing event. The 2017 Melbourne Cup Day fashion celebrates a more festive approach- bold and bright colours are strongly encouraged! Red in all shades was a very popular choice this year, and so is cobalt blue, yellow, soft pastel pinks and crisp whites. I opted for this beautiful lace crisp white dress that best accentuates my figure - it hugs in all the right places! Since red was a very popular colour this season, I decided to give the outfit a pop of colour by accessorising it with a red shoulder bag.

There are clearly a lot of ways to go about raceday fashion, a tip is to pick an outfit that you feel comfortable in, as the day involves a lot of celebratory drinks and walking in a crowd of 100,000+ people.


WHERE TO EAT & DRINK?

No 35, the renowned restaurant with unparalleled views of downtown Melbourne located on the 35th floor of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins was the perfect place to dine before the rush to Melbourne Cup. Brunch is served in a buffet style – think eggs benedict, chocolate drizzled waffles and freshly squeezed juice.




Sofis’ Lounge, located on level 1 of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is a hub for business meetings and leisurely teas that can be enjoyed throughout the day. It features an expansive gallery with an array of exhibited artworks, fresh flower installations and a lofty ceiling. The menu includes Weekend High Tea decadence, Weekday Afternoon Tea and Le Goûter.


Atrium Bar, located on the 35th level features an ambient and upmarket sophisticated space beneath a stunning mirrored fifteen floor canopy. This bar is go-to place for the evenings worth celebrating, and I spent most of my time straight after The Melbourne Cup event enjoying the best selection of Champagne, signature cocktails, boutique beers, fine wine and light meals.




If you're an avid traveler like me, I recommend checking out Accor Hotels and my beautiful hometown – Melbourne. This Melbourne city guide provides an in depth review into its food, cinema, art, and music culture. One of the major sporting events, the Melbourne Cup cannot be missed!



31 comments

  1. Wow, amazing place and your white lace dress is everything!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    1. Thanks so much hun x Sofitel is indeed an amazing place x

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  2. What an amazing place! Sounds like you enjoyed the cup!

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  3. Sofitel Hotes are so beautiful!! Also loved the outfit you wore, your red bag is divine!!

    Andrea.

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  4. It looks amazing there!!
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  5. Wow, beautiful pictures and it sounds like fun!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  6. What an amazing place and I love the white lace dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  7. Thanks for sharing these amazing pics with us! :)

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  8. This place looks amazing!Great post:-)

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  9. the brunch looks darn amazing, as well as the view too! what a beautiful hotel!

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  10. What an amazing place! Love these beautiful photos!
    xo, Jane
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  11. Glorious photos! I've always had such a wonderful time at Sofitel hotels. They really do have the best service!

    -Didier
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  12. Love all the details!! Amazing pics dear!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  13. Lovely photos.
    Your dress is amazing. :)


    Kathy's delight

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful place to be! Love your white dress as well.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  15. It looks like such an amazing place to stay! I'll need to remember it next time I'm in Melbourne! The food just looks so good.

    I love your Melbourne cup day outfit too, such a pretty white dress :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm excited it's nearly Christmas! With most of the wrapping done and just waiting for the last gifts to arrive in the mail, we are trying to have a relaxing weekend as next week will be so busy.

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  16. I love your white lace for Race Day. Such a gorgeous dress.

    Sxx
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  17. These photos are gorgeous, this looks like such a gorgeous place to wander to. It looks like you had a of fun, and I'm very slightly jealous haha.


    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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  18. Oh very wonderful post darling
    xx

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  19. These photographs are all so divine, looks like you had a wonderful time. That food is what sticks out to me most, it all looks so gorgeous!

    Have a great weekend!
    Amy | Wandering Everywhere | My latest post

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