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QT Melbourne Prepped For a Photo Finish This Spring Racing Carnival

Posted on: 26 October 2019

QT Melbourne has rolled out the green turf and taken Spring Racing celebrations to the next level this year. Not only will the hotel’s popular dining destinations be the place to see and be seen pre and post races, but QT Melbourne will be (un)officially responsible for getting race-goers dressed to impress in their trackside glamour.

From Thursday 31st October, the Russell Street lobby to The Rooftop will come alive with Spring Racing activations including an exclusive pop-up by accessories label The Daily Edited. Located on the ground floor lobby, the pop-up will stock the brand’s coveted personalised leather accessories, for high fashion racing ensembles that match from phone cases to cross body bags and hair ribbons to cosmetics cases.

Understanding that getting ready for the races may not be so effortless; the hotel has enlisted the help of Melbourne-based hairdressers The Blow to deliver flawless track-side hair. The salon will be serving dry-styles in the lobby on a walk-in basis, leaving guests polished and photo ready on their way to the track.

For those in need of hydration, the city’s favourite coffee pit-stop, The Cake Shop, has been transformed into an exclusive marquee-style Champagne Bar. With a Mumm station pouring flutes, guests can soak up the electric atmosphere of QT Melbourne, before or after the track. The extremely Insta-worthy lobby won’t just be a one-stop shop for the ladies, with complimentary shoe shining services available prior to key race days for the gents.

The party at QT Melbourne doesn’t end there. Festivities will roll on up to level 11, as The Rooftop at QT becomes the unofficial pre and post races bar. With a set-up to rival the Birdcage, guests will be immersed in the atmosphere and glamour of the carnival, minus the hustle and bustle of Flemington, whilst enjoying the perfect backdrop of Melbourne’s spectacular skyline.

The drinks will be flowing with racing-inspired cocktails like the Spring Dickens featuring Tanqueray, St Germain, Lime, Cucumber and Prosecco or The Nilsson served in a fresh coconut and mixed with Bacardi Oro, Lime, Honey and fresh Coconut Water.

For those travelling interstate, the hotel has created an exclusive Race Ready package keeping guests sleek and stylish, including:

  • An overnight stay for two
  • Complimentary glass of MUMM Rose
  • The Daily Edited mini clutch (valued at $50.00)
  • Signature Blow Dry from The Blow

The Lobby’s Spring Racing activations including The Daily Edited pop-up and The Blow dry-styling station will kick off from 5pm-8pm on the 31st of October and 1st of November and open early each main race day from 9am until midday:

  • Derby Day, Saturday 2nd of November
  • Cup Day, Tuesday 5th of November
  • Oaks Day, Thursday 7th of November
  • Stakes Day, Saturday 9th of November

The Rooftop at QT opens from midday, 7 days a week.

You can find more information here, and patrons can contact the team on: (03) 8636 8808 or [email protected].

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