Australia's first Tune Hotel

Australia's first Tune Hotel
A double room at the Ipoh branch of budget hotel chain Tune Hotel.

AUSTRALIA - Tune Hotel Melbourne will open almost two weeks ahead of its original schedule of Nov 1 and to celebrate, is offering every room from an incredibly low A$50 (RM150)* a night including added extras.

At the handover ceremony for the new building on Oct 3, Tune Hotels Group CEO Mark Lankester announced that Tune Hotels' first Australian property would open on Oct 21 - 11 days earlier than scheduled.

"While the official soft opening of the hotel had been earmarked for Nov 1, we are thrilled to announce that we are ahead of schedule and will bring the opening forward to Oct 21," Lankester said.

"It's not every day that things go well in terms of construction and development, and we are absolutely delighted. To celebrate this early completion, we are offering all rooms for stay dates from Oct 21 to 31 for a promotional rate of just $50* per night. And to make stays even more comfortable, we've thrown in a Comfort Package at no extra cost to guests.

"We know we are a new entrant into the Melbourne hospitality scene and we have a differentiated business model that is somewhat new to Australia. Take advantage of the celebratory rates, hop onto the website and give us a go!"

The offer applies to all room types - double, twin and family room. The Comfort Package includes one set of towel rental and toiletries, high-speed wireless Internet and Foxtel-ready TV entertainment.

The promotion is exclusively available at from midnight Oct 4 to 30. The promotion is available on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability of rooms.

The 225-room Tune Hotel Melbourne at 609 Swanston Street, Carlton, is conveniently located next to the University of Melbourne, just two streets away from popular Lygon Street, a short walk to Queen Victoria Market and minutes to Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD).

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