Crowne Plaza Melbourne has launched an Australian-first accommodation experience, offering guests the chance to play an Escape Game whilst enjoying the comfort and enviable views from a KingSuite.

The hotel has partnered with iconic Melbourne provider, Rush Escape Game, to install a captivating series of puzzles in a hotel suite, that transport guests to a new world full of mystery, intrigue and excitement.

The puzzles tell the gripping tale of a young traveller who has been kidnapped and fallen in love with the magical beauty that stole his heart.

The challenge for guests staying overnight in the suite is to solve the series of unusual puzzles to uncover clues, keys and codes within a 45 minute time limit to find the young traveller. Guests can undertake this experience at anytime during their stay in the exclusive Escape Suite.

General Manager of Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Cameron Abbott, is excited to launch this new initiative, as a first for a hotel in Melbourne and Australia.

“Melbourne truly comes alive in winter, so we are giving our guests a new experience that is inspiring and exciting, and it will really get their blood pumping,” he said.

“With the popularity of Escape Games booming both nationally and internationally, it seemed a natural extension to embrace game-design elements and integrate them into a hotel suite.

“Our partner Rush Escape Game has developed a completely exclusive story for our guests to delve into. Exploring iconic Melbourne sights and sounds over winter, it is a perfect introduction to our magnificent city for both national and international visitors.”

General Manager of Rush Escape Game, Aaron Taylor commented on the partnership and the new experience for guests at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne.

“This partnership between Crowne Plaza Melbourne and Rush Escape Game has created a one of a kind platform to promote everything Melbourne,” he said.

“We are breaking new ground through the marriage of immersive entertainment and luxury accommodation, and the real winner here is Melbourne tourism.

“Generally, when developing a theme and story for an escape room it can be a challenging process. However, when we partnered with Crowne Plaza, we found this game almost wrote itself.

“There is so much we love about this city and being given an opportunity to showcase this in a love story was something we just had to do,” Taylor said.

The Escape Experience is exclusive to Crowne Plaza Melbourne and available for bookings from 1 June – 31 August 2017. Prices start from $399 including overnight accommodation in the Escape Suite and a full buffet breakfast for two.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management