Executives of Asia-Pacific companies prefer to hold their meetings at Sydney hotels, Cvent's top 10 list has revealed.

By Joe McDonough


Posted on May 16, 2018

The Hyatt Regency in Sydney has been crowned the best hotel for meetings in the Asia-Pacific region by Cvent Inc.

Cvent, a global market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, announced the results of its top 50 list on Tuesday, having analysed group booking activity for 2017 through its Cvent Supplier Network.

The Hyatt Regency, a premium Darling Harbour hotel with 3,700 square metres of meeting and event space, edged fellow Harbour City stays — the Shangri-La Hotel (second place) and Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel (third).

 

What makes the feat all the more impressive is that the hotel — formerly Four Points by Sheraton — only opened in December 2016, after a massive redevelopment project.

“Since opening in December 2016, Hyatt Regency Sydney has gone from strength to strength, welcoming thousands of domestic and international guests,” said the hotel’s general manager Malcolm Zancanaro.

“We pride ourselves on being a place for people to connect, so the meetings, incentives, conferencing and events market is extremely important to our business. This award is a nice acknowledgement of the effort we invest in delivering exceptional and memorable experiences for our guests.”

 

The InterContinental Sydney rounded out Australia’s representation in the top 10 (tenth).

Singapore secured three spots in the top 10, including the Shangri-La Hotel, which was a new addition to the list.

“In the Asia Pacific region, Singapore and Australia remain top hubs for meetings and events, but hotels in Hong Kong, China, and Japan have worked hard to attract more group business to their regions and the rankings this year certainly reflect the positive results of those efforts,” said Chris McAndrews, Cvent’s vice president of marketing.

Full top 10 list

  1. Hyatt Regency Sydney
  2. Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
  3. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
  4. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  5. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
  6. Hilton Tokyo
  7. Hilton Singapore
  8. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
  9. Pan Pacific Singapore
  10. InterContinental Sydney