Sold Out

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

111 Spring St

111 Spring Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

In 1883, shipping magnate, George Nipper, built his magnificent dream, a hotel then known as The Grand. The highly regarded architect, Charles Webb, designed the hotel, which was to offer the most stylish and luxurious accommodation in Melbourne. Built during a time when Europe fell in love with the notion of a ‘grand hotel’, The Hotel Windsor predates many other heritage hotels around the world, such as The Ritz and Savoy hotels in London, Raffles in Singapore, and The Plaza in New York, and is the only surviving hotel of its type in Australia. With its proximity to Parliament House and Government offices, the Grand Hotel rapidly became associated with politics and politicians. So convenient was this relationship that in February and March 1898, the Drafting Committee for the Federal Constitution worked on the final details of the Constitution from a suite in The Grand. The hotel became known as ‘The Windsor’ in 1923, in honour of a visit by The Prince of Wales. It has also attracted many famous personalities over the years, including Vivien Leigh, Sir Robert Helpmann, Katherine Hepburn, Gina Lollobrigida, Lauren Bacall, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Muhammed Ali.


FAQs

What's the refund policy?

You cancel your booking and refund your ticket anytime up until Friday 28 July.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

111 Spring St

111 Spring Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved