A Rich History

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is located on a historic site. The area was once called “Little Dock” and formed part of the original Port of Melbourne. Little Dock (originally New Dock) was used by local sailing vessels from 1854 to 1930 and was convenient to the metropolitan fish markets. Dock sheds were eventually made redundant by the need for large areas of open space for the storage and sorting of shipping containers.

In 1975, the building of the Charles Grimes Bridge between the railway yards and Victoria Dock saw the closure of river wharves east of the river’s span. That as well as the opening of the Bolte Bridge meant the end of any possibility of ships coming into the old Victoria Dock area.

Since then the area has become the site for the most exciting extension of the city since its boom years in the 1880s. Melbourne’s Docklands were once just a dream on the drawing board and they continue to be the place where dreams are played out – but these days of a very different kind

The Hotel

The hotel opened in 1989 as Eden on the Yarra, adjoining with the World Congress Centre Melbourne.  Since permits exist in that time, it was built right on the Yarra River, something that would never happen now or ever again. The hotel was rebranded as Centra Melbourne in 1990 before becoming Holiday Inn Melbourne and finally Crowne Plaza Melbourne in 2006.  Today Crowne Plaza Melbourne is home to over 100,000 guests a year.

Stay Here

Experience the history for yourself.  Crowne Plaza Melbourne has a great deal to get here. If you book your accommodation up to 3 days before you intend to stay, you could save up to 20% off.


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Terms and Conditions

Advance Purchase is subject to availability and must be booked at least 3  days in advance. Payment is required at time of booking, cancellation charges apply.

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