Metro Hotel Ipswich International the place to be on Melbourne Cup Day

Metro Hotel Ipswich International will once again host its popular Melbourne Cup Luncheon, so it’s time to spruce up your favourite hat, get out your best dress and dust off your stilettos.

The 2012 Melbourne Cup runners will bound out of their starting gates at 3pm on Tuesday 6 November – the moment when every true blue Aussie will be fixed to a screen watching as some of the world’s finest horse flesh competes to win the country’s most coveted racing title. And you can be part of the action, watching it all on a super-sized screen along with a host of other party-goers at Metro Hotel Ipswich International.

Celebrations will commence at 12 noon and continue until the conclusion of the race, shortly after 3pm. For the price of $75 per person, guests will enjoy a 4-course lunch, a selection of beverages (including beer, house wine and soft drink), Sweepstakes, raffles, lucky door prizes, a fashion parade and, of course, prizes for the best hat and best dressed guest.

There will also be a prize for the best dressed stiletto heel, with guests invited to be creative and decorate one stiletto for the chance to win one of three prizes from Obsession Shoes. Stilettos will need to be dropped off at the hotel two weeks prior, and you must be attending the Luncheon to enter the competition.

The Melbourne Cup Luncheon is being held in support of the Ipswich Hospital Foundation (Sunshine Circle Appeal).

Hotel General Manager Ted Matthews said the Melbourne Cup provides a wonderful opportunity to organise a group of friends or work colleagues, to dress up and to celebrate a fabulous occasion, while also helping to raise money for a worthy local cause.


“Even if you don’t know anything about horse racing, Melbourne Cup is a great excuse to have some fun with friends, to have a punt on which of the horses you think will win or take your luck with the Sweepstakes.

“Metro Hotel Ipswich International has become a popular venue for Melbourne Cup Day because we make sure everyone enjoys themselves, that they get great value for money, and that all our guests get into the true spirit of race day.”

Rated four and a half stars, Metro Hotel Ipswich International has 97 rooms and seven function rooms. The Melbourne Cup Luncheon is sure to be a celebration to remember, so put together a table and contact the hotel directly on (07) 3812 8077 or email Corporate and group bookings welcome.

Great price and location
- Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone Michelle S, Trip Advisor, Dec 2014