Australian Open elevates the game with launch of AO Reserve

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WED 15 MAY 2024

The Australian Open has launched a brand-new suite of hospitality experiences for Australian Open 2025 and beyond – AO Reserve.

Offering an extensive range of unique packages, AO Reserve has been designed to delight fans with curated end-to-end premium experiences that offer world class hospitality and unparalleled tennis viewing, over the course of an entire day or evening.

“The Australian Open has a rich history of innovation and bringing fans closer to the action, and AO Reserve has been designed with these principles front of mind. From the moment of arrival, our team has thought of every little detail, ensuring AO Reserve guests have a seamless and unforgettable experience,” Tennis Australia’s Chief Commercial Officer Cedric Cornelis said.

“From curated spaces, menus and experiences to exclusive court-side access and the best seats, AO Reserve will set a new standard for international event hospitality.”



AO Reserve has attracted some of Australia’s biggest names in hospitality including culinary luminary Shimpei Raikuni from Brisbane’s renowned Sushi Room, celebrated Melbourne chef Alejandro Saravia (Morena, Victoria and Farmer's Daughters), award-winning culinary duo Martin Benn and Vicki Wild (previously Sepia and Society), as well as fan-favourite Rockpool Bar and Grill, which will bring The Bistro by Rockpool to the heart of the precinct. Nick and Nora’s, one of Melbourne’s most loved cocktail bars, will also return to delight guests with their bespoke creations.

Abel Lusa whose London restaurant Cambio de Tercio is a favourite among players will also return to the AO in 2025, bringing a uniquely Australian summer dining experience with Spanish flair to the exclusive Champions Rooftop.

Australian-owned Grandmaster Recorders – one of Los Angeles’ hottest restaurants and bars – will curate the menu at Riverside Social, an ultra-stylish rooftop cocktail bar with unparalleled views of Melbourne’s skyline.



AO Reserve offers more than just incredible dining experiences, it ensures guests have access to the best seats in Rod Laver Arena and includes one-of-a-kind experiences including behind the scenes tours, the chance to meet tennis legends and hold the Australian Open trophies, live music, and in-seat food and beverage services.

“We’re incredibly excited to unveil AO Reserve”, Tennis Australia’s Head of Product Growth and Innovations Fern Barrett said. “From the custom designed spaces and handpicked culinary talent, to the chance to go behind the scenes and watch from the best seats in the house, these new full day and night experiences are unlike anything we’ve offered previously at the Australian Open.

“It’s another example of the Australian Open hitting different and raising the bar for event hospitality.”

AO Reserve experiences are now on sale for Australian Open 2025. AO Reserve can be purchased through AO Travel & Experiences. 

The Australian Open 2025 precinct food program will be announced when tickets will go on sale in October.