Melbourne might play host to the Melbourne Cup but Sydney simply loves to celebrate as if the golden race is their own. One hotel that insists on marking the occasion with not one, but three VIP events, is InterContinental Sydney. The hotel is hosting an elegant high tea in the stunning Cortile Lounge (pictured), a decadent feast at Café Opera – with endless sparkling wine, of course, and a rooftop soiree in the Club InterContinental lounge. Though each of these events holds a different flavour, rest assured there’ll be four key ingredients involved: delicious cuisine, lots of bubbly, live coverage of the race, and plenty of sweepstakes and prizes for best dressed guests. So if you’re in Sydney, slip on your loveliest Gossip or Nicola Finetti dress, tackle a fascinator, and get ready to rock the Melbourne Cup, InterContinental style.