Annual list highlights top performing group business hotels
The list was compiled by analysing group booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than US$14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017, helping to support more than 715,000 events worldwide.
“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, vice president of marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud.
New to the list this year Hyatt Regency Sydney took the top position. Five additional new properties have also broken into the Top 10 – Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay (#3); Hilton Kuala Lumpur (#4); Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (# 5); Hilton Tokyo (# 6); and Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok (# 8).
There are 13 new properties to the list including Grand Hyatt Shanghai; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur; Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong; Millennium Hilton Bangkok; and JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt (in that order) were the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list.
“Since opening in December 2016, Hyatt Regency Sydney has gone from strength to strength, welcoming thousands of domestic and international guests,” said Malcolm Zancanaro, general manager at Hyatt Regency Sydney.
“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.”
|2018 Rank||Hotel Name|
|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|
|8||Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok|
|9||Pan Pacific Singapore|