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Cvent Unveils 2019 List of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC

Hyatt Regency Sydney takes the number one spot for the second year in a row with Melbourne and Sydney hotels securing 13 positions

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today unveiled the results of its annual Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific (APAC). Hyatt Regency Sydney took the number one spot for the second year in a row. Australia properties made up more than 25 per cent of the top rankings with 13 hotels listed in the top 50.

The list is compiled by analysing meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), one of the world’s largest venue sourcing platforms. More than USD $16 billion and more than 42 million room nights were sourced through the CSN in 2018.

Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels lists rank venues based on group business performance according to criteria including total requests for proposals (RFPs) and conversion rate.

The Hyatt Regency Sydney outranked top hotels from Singapore, Seoul and Hong Kong to secure the number one spot.

“We’re thrilled to be recognised as the number one meeting hotel in Asia Pacific for the second year in a row,” said Malcolm Zancanaro, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Sydney. “In the last 12 months we’ve had the opportunity to welcome thousands of guests to our property for events both large and small, so this accolade is really a testament to our associates and their passion to deliver exceptional meetings every day.”

Hotels in Sydney and Melbourne continue to demonstrate their market-leading efforts with InterContinental Sydney (ranked 6th), Hilton Sydney (ranked 12th) and Crown Melbourne (ranked 18th) all moving up in their respective positions on this year’s list.

Chela Evans, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia said the results illustrate the key role Australian hotels play in attracting business events and supporting tourism growth in the region.

“It is exciting to see an increased Australian presence in this year’s Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific. Meetings mean business, and the hotels featured on this year’s list are attracting top conferences and events to their venues by enhancing their group marketing efforts and expanding their offerings. After just two years in Melbourne, it’s been an honour collaborating with our hotel partners here in Australia to help them grow their group business and elevate their positioning within the global meetings and events marketplace.”

Asia Pacific List Highlights
  • Hyatt Regency Sydney retained its number one position as the Top Meeting Hotel in APAC for the second year in a row
  • InterContinental Sydney ranked 6th moving up four places and Hilton Sydney ranked 12th moving up one place compared to 2018
  • Two Australian hotels are new to the Top 50:
    • Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (ranked 20th)
    • Sofitel Sydney Wentworth (ranked 37th)
  • There are 17 new APAC properties in the Top 50 list including: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Millennium Seoul Hilton, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, and Grand Hyatt Tokyo among others.
  • Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list.
Top 10 Hotels in APAC:
2019 Rank Hotel Name
1 Hyatt Regency Sydney
2 Grand Hyatt Singapore
3 Grand Hyatt Seoul
4 Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
5 Pan Pacific Singapore
6 InterContinental Sydney
7 Hilton Tokyo
8 Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
9 ANA InterContinental Tokyo
10 Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Top Hotels in Australia (Within Top 50 Hotel Properties in APAC):
Final Rank (2019) Hotel Name City
1 Hyatt Regency Sydney Sydney
6 InterContinental Sydney Sydney
12 Hilton Sydney Sydney
18 Crown Melbourne Melbourne
19 Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Sydney
20 Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Sydney
21 PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney Sydney
25 Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney Sydney
30 The Westin Sydney Sydney
32 Pullman Melbourne On The Park Melbourne
33 Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park Sydney
37 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Sydney
38 Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay Sydney

Top Australian Hotels Outside of Sydney and Melbourne (Within All Top Hotels in APAC):
Final Rank (2019) Hotel Name City
62 Crown Perth Perth
79 Hilton Brisbane Brisbane
106 Hilton Adelaide Adelaide
119 Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Gold Coast
179 Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Hunter Valley
View the full 2019 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro
+61 420 761 189
Interviews with Chela Evans, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia are welcomed upon request.

Notes to Editors:
Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2018 through December 2018. The properties were ranked according to various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network. The criteria are designed to provide the most accurate reflection of the top meeting hotels in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions.

About the Cvent Supplier Network
Featuring more than 260,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) is one of the world's largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more than USD $16 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace and more than 42 million room nights in 2018. The CSN contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings and events attributes. The CSN is part of the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, which partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business.  

To find venues, request quotes, and book event space on the Cvent Supplier Network, visit www.cvent.com/venues.

About Cvent
Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximise the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive event and corporate travel business.  Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimise the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com/au, or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.