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Ether Conference Centre

Located within The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Ether Conference Centre is a unique, contemporary property offering modern facilities ideal for conferences, meetings, training, workshops, private events and more.

Featuring nine conference rooms with multiple set-up options plus a naturally-lit Level 15 function room with private bar, Ether’s personalised, expert service and flexible, gourmet catering options are perfect for your next event.

As part of the The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, Ether offers some of Melbourne’s most central accommodation and is located close to the Collins Street business and shopping precinct, Bourke Street Mall and many of Melbourne’s popular dining and entertainment precincts, for those requiring fully inclusive packages.

The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure features an indoor heated pool and gymnasium, valet parking, broadband and wireless internet connectivity and multiple in-house dining and beverage options from The Louden Kitchen and Grill, Cocoon Bar and Soul Café.

The capacity chart below highlights a selection of the ten spaces available at the Ether Conference Centre at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure.

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Capacities & Facilities
Room Name Earth Room Fire Space Water Therapy On15 Restaurant
Area sq.m 81 58 25
Ceiling ht.m 2.40 2.40 2.40 2.70
Cocktail 60 60 120
Banquet 50 40 8 85
Theatre 60 60 100
Classroom 30 30 32
U-Shape 24 27 24
Boardroom 30 30 8 24
Catering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio Visual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accommodation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disabled Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Assistant Director, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, June 13, 2014

Food and beverage exceeded my expectations. Every member of staff we dealt with provided an exceptional service. Our sincere thanks; we will definitely recommend/use the facilities in the future.

Event Organiser, Boyle Consulting, June 11, 2014

The staff were great and covered all of my needs and those of the participants. The first venue I have been to where the staff showed me everything when I arrived and did not wait for me to ask. I look forward to training at your venue next week and in the future.

PA to General Manager, Anytime Fitness Australia / New Zealand, June 10, 2014

Thank you for organising our recent training day at Ether Conference Centre. Our Trainer was impressed with the facility and has highly recommended that we use again when we are next down in Victoria.

Project Officer, IBSA, June 02, 2014

Received the Carbon Neutral Certificate this morning. Very cool; I feel that I'm 'contributing' positively to reducing my carbon footprint and GREAT business idea. I respect that very much! The food was again really good. Thanks again.

Owner, The Hotel Photographer, May 28, 2014

Just spent the day at the Ether Conference Center. Before the event, we enjoyed breakfast at the restaurant, which was great. Everything worked smoothly and according to our expectations. We had a break for a light lunch, served next to the conference space. All finished by 4pm. After that, most of the participants headed to the bar on the second floor to enjoy some relaxing minutes with a drink. Great space and the staff were always there for you with anything we needed.

Sales & Education Executive VIC/TAS, Estee Lauder & Tom Ford Beauty, May 20, 2014

The staff were outstanding in filling all of my requests quickly, promptly and professionally. The quote provided was very clear and professional…Our event was extremely successful and our customers enjoyed the experience of the Ether Centre, thank you.

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