Australia’s inner south is bustling, attracting 18 million visitors each year for business, sport, events, and retail. The region has experienced continual growth in both domestic and international visitors, with forecasts showing another 3.0% growth through to 2025. On a business front, Adelaide is considered Australia’s entrepreneurial nexus, homing an array of co-working spaces and facilitating accelerator and incubator programs of all shapes and sizes. This is not surprising, considering the South Australian capital was founded on the progressive nature of British free settlers in search of new prospects. With visitors on the rise, the city’s hotel market is securing high occupancy rates (78%) and Average Room Rates are up 0.5% to $149.80 per night1.
As demand increases, supply follows with major hotel brands investing in the Adelaide market. Current proposals have been made for a Sofitel on Currie Street set to open in 2019 and an Aloft hotel with 200 rooms to open in 2019. We can also expect new hotel developments to redefine their offerings to cater for the corporate market, with figures showing business travellers occupied 35% of hotel rooms in the first half of 20172.
The CBD remains a preferred base for travellers, which hosts the majority of the city’s corporate, nightlife and entertainment precinct. With $3.5 billion worth of development planned for the city, such as the Adelaide Oval, Riverbank precinct and the exquisite Royal Adelaide Hospital, there’s no reason to think that things will slow down anytime soon3. With all the excitement going on, it’s not surprising that total visitation nights (currently 3 nights) are expected to increase by up to 4.5% in the next two years, cementing Adelaide as a popular bleisure destination.
Interested to find out more about Adelaide’s hotel offering? Here are our top hotel recommendations for business and bleisure travel alike.
MGallery by Sofitel – The Playford Adelaide
For a boutique-style accommodation in Adelaide’s CBD, look no further than the luxury 5-star MGallery by Sofitel hotel, The Playford Adelaide. Dedicated business floors on the upper levels of the hotel offer business travellers generous living areas with superior amenities to facilitate a productive and comfortable stay. The seven function rooms cater to meetings and events of all sizes, while dedicated high-speed lines and in-house audio-visual technicians ensure that everything runs smoothly. The hotel boasts an Art Nouveau feel throughout the guest rooms, event spaces, restaurant and bar, offering the perfect blend of historic charm for the culturally-inclined business traveller.
TFE Hotels – Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury
Stay in one of Australia’s most historically significant buildings, featuring heritage-listed architecture and unique spaces. Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury is located within 5-minutes of Adelaide’s Central Market offering great convenience for guests with business agendas. The hotel’s 79 guest rooms contain creature comforts including kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and workspaces, making your stay as comfortable as possible. Eight event rooms cater to meetings of all kinds, providing modern facilities with a unique historic atmosphere.
Mantra – Mantra Hindmarsh Square
Mantra Hindmarsh Square provides spacious apartment-style accommodation for the independent business traveller. Despite being located in the centre of Adelaide’s CBD, the hotel offers guests a quiet seclusion with large rooms, kitchenettes and private balconies for most. The hotel has meeting facilities for up to 40 delegates and an on-site restaurant for an intimate and relaxed business lunch. Since its $2 million renovations, Mantra Hindmarsh Square has upgraded its offering to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers while still maintaining an affordable rate.
AccorHotels – ibis Adelaide
With 311 modern hotel rooms and sweeping city views, ibis Adelaide is the perfect urban oasis for business travellers looking for a quality hotel offering in Adelaide’s city centre. Tech savvy travellers can enjoy the hotel’s Samsung Smarthub 690 Series TV technology and plenty of charging areas for all your gadgetry. The brand’s signature conference offering, ibis [CONNECT], is available across six unique function spaces all fitted with the latest technology and meeting essentials. After a long day of business, guests can sleep easy with ibis’ famous Sweet Beds.
Oaks Hotels & Resorts – Oaks Embassy
Located directly across the road from Adelaide’s Convention Centre, Oaks Embassy is a convenient choice for business and corporate events travellers. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments are modern and spacious, with some apartments also featuring an in-room spa bath for a touch of luxury. The hotel’s two conference rooms are fitted with modern equipment and can be adjusted to suit meetings, seminars and private events. Each guest room contains a full kitchen and 30 minutes of free internet per day.
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