January 2015 • World Travel
Hilton South Wharf  – A WTBE Hotel Review

Hilton South Wharf – A WTBE Hotel Review

Guest blogger Diane Rudis is back and recently visited the Hilton South Wharf in South Wharf, Australia. Check out her review of the hotel.

The Hilton South Wharf is situated downtown along the Yarra River adjacent to the Melbourne convention center, making it convenient to attend the conferences while continuing to conduct business activities while you are abroad. The Hilton South Wharf rooms are quite spacious and comfortable beds and large walk in showers and separate tubs. The toilets are also separate from the rest of the bathrooms.  In our suite, we had a great view of the river and the downtown area. The suites are quite large, very modern / rustic feel which made us feel very comfortable.  Windows are floor to ceiling providing an unobstructed view. The rooms are equipped with a small, private conference table for conducting business. The living area can hold up to 6 or 7 people should you want to entertain before going out for dinner.

There are restaurants in the Hilton South Wharf hotel or you can venture out along the wharf to find a number of restaurants and eateries of many different cuisines. The wharf gets very busy in the evenings starting with happy hour and dinner; it’s definitely the place to be when the workday is over.

The amenities of the Hilton South Wharf hotel have an extensive list of offerings. From 24 hour fitness, shoe shining to conference room space, they also offer babysitting as well as tour information and the convenience of renting a car having it delivered to the hotel.

They do not offer adapters in every room for your electrics, so you will need to remember to bring your own. If you get in a pinch, the hotel will assist you.

Should you be a member of the Hilton Honors program or opt for the executive level club, the amenities are excellent. The club offers a large variety of foods for breakfast and evening cocktails as well as light snack for mid to late afternoon tea. Breakfast is a rather large continental type breakfast: you can squeeze your own juice. There is a nice selection of muffins including an egg type muffin. There is a nice selection of cereals, homemade breads with jams, butter and vegemite, and meats and cheeses in case you want to make a hot breakfast sandwich all of the fixings are there.

Drinks include sodas, still and sparkling waters as well as hot beverages like tea coffee and hot chocolate. There are usually cookies or pretzels to accompany them.

Evening cocktails and snack is also quite extensive. There are a few hot appetizers, a selection of meats and cheeses, sandwiches and a multitude of types of finger foods.  You can choose from champagne or sparkling wine, at least 3 types of red and 3 types of white wines, beer and more.

The Hilton South Wharf is truly a home away from home. With a great location, offering great services for a vacation/business stay with exceptional amenities, I highly recommend staying here.

Planning Travel for Business

Planning Travel for Business

This year, we urge you to be smart when planning travel for your company. Properly planning travel can help make sure that your money and time are efficiently used.

We all know that throughout the year you will have trips that are set-in-stone such as trade shows or annual meetings. You will also have trips that arise on-the-fly like procuring new clients out of your local area. Whatever your travel needs might be, it is smart to have a plan in place for all your travel scenarios. For instance, always waiting until the last-minute can get you stuck with higher costs when it comes to booking your air, hotel and car.

Planning travel is a daunting task for any business professional today. We feel your time is better served by being focused on your own work. It is even more daunting for companies that have multiple people traveling throughout the year as it is very common for companies to quickly throw a trip together and lose sight of being effective and cost efficient. Being in a rush when planning travel means that you cannot take advantage of important aspects such as use of frequent flyer miles, early booking rates, block room purchasing for cost savings.

The good news is that World Travel Business Elite can be your solution to managing and planning travel efficiently. We would start by evaluating your current process and then help create a custom plan for your company that will boast success. The plan we will create for you will allow you to get the most out of your travel budget. By allowing us to take the stress off your plate when it comes your corporate travel it will let you focus on your own business. Our travel advisors will be your advocates for all your travel needs to make sure all the minute details get handled and we will provide you with high-touch personal service so you have the confidence that all your needs are properly managed throughout the year. Make sure to check out our Services page on our website to learn more detail about what we can offer you and your company when it comes to planning travel.

Remember that whether you use our travel services or attempt to manage your travel on your own, we highly suggest you to have a plan in place. Don’t rely on handling it all yourself and relying on booking online. Online travel services do not possess the personal service attention that corporations need when planning and managing travel, nor do they have the capabilities of seeing the larger picture of what your company requires when it comes to planning travel.


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