Tuesday 14 September 2010

Let the Celebrations Begin - Spring Racing Carnival at The Langham, Melbourne Featuring Richard Nylon Millinery

With the 2010 Spring Racing Carnival just around the corner, Southbank's enchanting five-star hotel, The Langham, Melbourne is set to celebrate in style. With many exciting Spring Racing Carnival experiences on offer including a display of Richard Nylon's vintage and unique hats and fascinators, a one-on-one millinery workshop with Richard Nylon, Melbourne Cup and Oak's Day Lunches, and a Hats and High tea event, The Langham is sure to create a truly memorable racing season for guests.

Amongst an abundance of gorgeous spring floral arrangements, Melbourne's most talented milliner, Richard Nylon will display his couture hats and fascinators for Melbourne's Spring Carnival fans and fashion lovers. Richard's millinery pieces will be on display in the main lobby from October 4 to November 7.

Langham is also offering guests an exclusive opportunity to partake in a hands-on millinery workshop for beginners with Richard Nylon on Friday, October 8. Workshop guests will create a bespoke handmade flower, which they can wear as a clip, brooch or headpiece to this year's Spring Racing Carnival. Richard will spend one-on-one time with each participant in the three hour session.

After the workshop guests will indulge in a delectable Afternoon Tea created by The Langham's Executive Chef, Anthony Ross, who will provide them with insider tips on how to pack the perfect Spring Racing picnic.

With these and other enchanting encounters, such as luxurious Melbourne Cup and Oak's Day Lunches, and the elegant Spring Hats and High Tea, The Langham, Melbourne's Spring Carnival offerings make the hotel odds-on favourite for luxury this Spring Racing season.

The Richard Nylon Millinery display will showcase Richard Nylon's vintage and unique hats and fascinators in the main lobby of the hotel. The display will run from Monday, October 4 to Sunday, November 7.

Held on Friday, October 8, from 12:30pm-3:00pm the Richard Nylon Spring Millinery Workshop includes:
 One-on-one assistance from Richard Nylon
 All the materials required to create a beautiful flower to be used as a brooch, clip or headband
 A goodie bag with everything needed to create another beautiful flower at home. All the equipment, fabrics, buttons, beads and lace needed have been hand chosen by Richard Nylon to ensure that they are of the highest quality and 'on trend' with the current season.
 Afternoon Tea created by Executive Chef Anthony Ross who will provide advice on how to pack the perfect Spring Racing picnic.
Price: $195 per person. Places are strictly limited so book soon to avoid missing out on this exclusive event.
Reservations can be made by calling 1800 641 107 or emailing


Ladies can celebrate the Spring Racing festivities at The Langham, Melbourne's Melba Restaurant this Cup Carnival with exclusive 'Ladies Lunches' on both Melbourne Cup Day and Oaks Day. Guests can join the excitement at Flemington via Melba's Plasma screens while enjoying the multicultural cuisines of the restaurant's interactive cooking stations and views of Melbourne's city skyline.

Melbourne Cup Day and Oaks Day lunches include:
 Lunch in Melba Restaurant - a unique interactive dining experience
 Live action from Flemington via Melba's Plasma screen
 A prize for the guest with the most elegant racing headwear
 Racing-themed activities including raffles and sweeps
 A celebratory glass of Domaine Chandon for all guests
Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day Ladies Lunches - from 12 noon on Tuesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 4, 2010
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch Price: $89.90 per person
Oaks Day Lunch Price $59.90 per person

In celebration of the Spring Racing Carnival and all things elegant, the chic ARIA Bar & Lounge will host 'Hats and High Tea' each weekday from Monday, October 11 to Friday, November 5.

Amongst the hat arrangements, guests are invited to indulge in Aria's deliciously decadent Tiffin delights. Hot fluffy scones with fresh jam and cream, delicate sweets and classic stands of savouries such as smoked salmon and cucumber finger sandwiches and open-faced sandwiches topped with King Island brie and ham.

Spring Hats and High Tea includes:

 Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, elegant Tiffin Afternoon Tea
 All guests who wear a hat or headpiece to The Langham's signature Tiffin Afternoon Tea will also receive a complimentary glass of Domain Chandon.
 Each weekday from 10:30am until 4:00pm from Monday, October 11 - Friday, November 5
Price: $39 per person

For enquiries and reservations for the any of these enchanting offers, please call reservations on 1800 641 107 or email

Background notes:

Situated in the exclusive riverside Southbank precinct and offering stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers a luxurious and timeless inner-city experience.

The 25-floor hotel is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and has 387 luxuriously appointed rooms including 45 executive club rooms and 11 suites, attended to by the hotel's signature Service Stylists, who are there to fulfill guests' every need. The hotel's indulgent suites also offer the services of personal butlers, famed for their legendary 'service with poise' and enchanting hospitality.

The Langham, Melbourne was voted the top hotel in Melbourne in the category of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in Travel & Leisure USA World's 500 Best Hotels List 2010, was listed as the only Australian hotel in Travel + Leisure USA Top 100 Hotels in the World, named the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in the Travel + Leisure USA World's Best 2010 and 2009, is included on the Condé Nast Traveler US 2008 and Conde Nast Traveller UK 2008 Gold Lists as one of the World's Best Hotels and is listed in the top three hotels on mainland Australia on the Condé Nast Traveler US Gold List for 2009.

The hotel's chic Aria Bar & Lounge and interactive Melba restaurant offer guests exciting and sophisticated dining options, including a buffet with live cooking stations, and elegant and indulgent Afternoon Tea. Extensive conference and meeting facilities are offered by the hotel and the five-star property is home to the highly acclaimed, luxury Chuan Spa. A member of the Leading Spas of the World, Chuan Spa offers treatments founded on Traditional Chinese Medicine and adjoins the sun terrace, pool and hotel's Health Club.

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