Stable supply and strong tourism growth are two contributing factors to the outstanding performance of Canberra’s hotel market in 2017. Reports from CBRE show Canberra to secure second place in the nation’s top performing hotel markets, with revenue per available room night (RevPAR) increasing by 8.2% YOY and occupancy levels up 5%1.
With limited international access, the city is relying strongly on domestic tourism (in particular business travel) and plans for future hotel and refurbishments are taking the needs of the corporate market into consideration.
As such, some big brand hotel names are eyeing off the Australian Capital as an important market to focus on. In the meantime, here’s our top pick for the best hotels for business travel in Canberra.
Crowne Plaza Canberra – InterContinental Hotels Group
With the business traveller in mind, Crowne Plaza Canberra has all the facilities to ensure a productive visit to Australia’s Capital. Canberra’s National Convention Centre is within a minute’s walk away, while the hotel’s seven function rooms cater to smaller meetings and conferences. The hotel is also situated walking distance from Parliament House, Australian War Memorial and Canberra’s main dining and shopping precinct. The CBD location makes getting to and from meetings a breeze, while the hotel’s on-site parking and Tesla electric car charging ports provide for guests with out-of-town itineraries. Take advantage of the onsite restaurant Redsalt, which specialises in modern, delicious grilled dishes.
Hyatt Hotel Canberra – Hyatt Hotels
Experience 5-star luxury at Canberra’s heritage-listed Hyatt Hotel. The classical-styled hotel rooms are complimented with modern amenities and comfortable beds, ensuring guests are fully-revived ahead of their busy schedules. A 24/7 business centre and private offices are available for travellers who need to get down to business, while the stunning boardroom and on-site dining spaces are perfect for hosting important guests. Once the business is finished, venture into Australia’s history with the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Australia only a few short minutes away.
Mantra on Northbourne – Mantra Group
There’s something for everyone at Mantra on Northbourne, with hotel-style rooms for quick visits and self-contained apartments for those planning on staying a little longer. A conference coordinator is available to assist with on-site meetings and conferences, the three conference rooms are each set up with top technologies and have the option to be opened as one large conference room, “The Gallery” which can host up to 150 delegates. There is also the Stock kitchen and bar for more casual gatherings.
QT Canberra – QT Hotels and Resorts
QT Canberra truly embraces the spirit of Canberra with a ‘politique & pop-chic’ vibe throughout the hotels 205 guest rooms and onsite restaurant and bars. The statement meetings rooms and conference facilities provide an excellent space for private meetings, important gatherings and celebratory occasions, with high-tech amenities and free Wi-Fi. Guests are also spoilt with access to Italian themed Capitol Bar and Grill, created by acclaimed Australian restaurateur Robert Marchetti.
Novotel Canberra – AccorHotels
For health-conscious travellers and those looking for a hotel with a focus on guests’ well-being, Novotel Canberra is an obvious choice. The hotel’s 286 guest rooms feature an abundance of natural light and offer healthy meal options around the clock as part of the 24-hour room service. A complimentary in-room yoga channel is available with yoga mats supplied, and a newly renovated indoor swimming pool and gym helps to maintain your morning routine. When it comes down to business, guests can take their pick of the seven meeting and conference rooms all fitted with the latest tech.
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