WSS Travel: Melbourne Marriott City Glamping Experience

School holidays are nearly upon us and what better way to keep the kids entertained than a glamping experience in the city?

Five-star hotel, Melbourne Marriott, is taking family vacations to the next level with its summer glamping experience. Located in one of their four courtyard rooms, families can get a feel for the camping experience right in the heart of the city.

The city glamping experience (priced from $639) includes a luxurious room with a private courtyard where an illuminated tee pee tent sets the scene for relaxing around a faux firepit on cushions and camp chairs. There’s also a selection of board games and puzzles to keep the gang entertained.
The choice is yours whether you want to sleep under the stars or retreat indoors. Kids can enjoy a proper night’s sleep with crisp sheets, pillows and throw pillows filling the tent, while the room has two double beds.

Melbourne Marriott Hotel General Manager Gaurav Wattal said the playfully themed package makes a family trip to Melbourne even more memorable, special and – most importantly – fun.

“It’s definitely a win-win for the adults and the kids because everyone will enjoy the experience and there’s lots to see and do right on our doorstep,” he said.

“Part of the package is a hamper of party treats for the kids as well as breakfast for the whole family served at the hotel’s Essence Restaurant.”

“We want to make staying with us a real event that the whole family will remember.”

Melbourne Marriott Hotel is perfectly located for family fun – within the hotel’s immediate neighbourhood, you’ll find Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Comedy Theatre, Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne Museum. Buzzing Chinatown (Little Bourke Street) and shopping meccas Melbourne Central and QV Melbourne are just a few short blocks away.

There are plenty of festive activities and events in the lead-up to Christmas including; the iconic Myer Windows (which has a Bluey theme this year), Christmas Square in Federation Square (Discover a Christmas wonderland featuring the city’s giant tree), Christmas River Show (Be dazzled by a spectacular water, laser and light show on the Yarra), Christmas Carnival at Birrarung Marr, Santa’s Workshop (Say hello to the big man in red at his new workshop in Howey Place) and the city’s famous Christmas projections.

After Christmas, you can check out family activities such as Moonlight Cinema, Circus 1903 (An edge-of-your-seat, magical experience for young and old this summer),  the BBL cricket, family movies at Hoyts Melbourne Central, Erth’s Prehistoric World, Alice in Wonderland

and a lot more.
Melbourne Marriott Hotel’s Summer Glamping Package is available from 1 December 2023 to 29 January 2024, with some exclusion dates applicable. Packages are on sale now; bookings must be made at least two days in advance to allow time for the room theming to be set up.

Prices for the Family Glamping Package start at AU$639 per night, for two adults and two children under the age of 12. For more details and bookings, go to