The Hotel Windsor Expects Record Occupancy Throughout Soccer’s International Champions Cup in Melbourne This July
Held from Saturday, 23 July until Friday, 29 July 2016, the International Champions Cup brings Europe’s best soccer teams to Melbourne.
This year, the city will host England’s Tottenham Hotspur, Italy’s Juventus Football Club and Spain’s Athletico de Madrid, with all three hotly anticipated games set to be played at Melbourne’s MCG. Making things even more interesting for Melbourne fans will be the inclusion of Melbourne Victory’s game against Juventus.
David Perry, Hotel CEO, commented that: “2015 saw no less than 221,000 fans flock to the MCG from all over the region for the week of the first International Champions Cup with indications that the dates of the 2016 event are amongst the most searched for hotel dates on the internet for Melbourne accommodation ever.”
Perry continued, “Melbourne has clearly established itself as one of the world’s finest sporting capitals and we are indebted to all state governments over the last twenty years for such bipartisan support in attracting these iconic events to Victoria with the most positive impact on the wider economy and the state. Melbourne is clearly the envy of many cities around the world and this year’s International Champions Cup is bound to enhance the city’s reputation even more.”
The Hotel Windsor is Australia’s most cherished grand hotel, and the hotel choice for many visiting the city for sporting events, due to its prime position and proximity to the MCG and Rod Laver Arena. The hotel is advising soccer fans to book as early as possible to secure accommodation for this year’s historic championship.
Melbourne already hosts the Australian Grand Prix, the Spring Racing Carnival, the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open Tennis Championships, the AFL Grand Final and cricket’s Boxing Day Test and is complemented with iconic events in the world of art, the theatre and international conventions. Melbourne’s MCG has secured the International Champions Cup until at least 2018.
Notes to editors:
The Hotel Windsor celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2013. Built in 1883, the 180-room Windsor Hotel pre-dates the Savoy in London, which was built in 1889, the Waldorf Astoria in New York which dates back to 1893, and the Ritz Paris which opened in 1898.
The Windsor won the title of Australasia’s Leading Hotel in the 2014 at the Annual World Travel Awards and Australia’s Best Suite at the 2015 awards. The awards were established in 1993 to recognise and acknowledge excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry worldwide.
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