... And Where Will You Be Staying?

16 March 2016
Read Time: 4.2 mins

Words by Carlie Tucker

When it comes to travel, business or leisure, the right hotel in the right location at the right price is enough to mean the difference between enjoying your time on the road and simply getting through it. Working with Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT) can help you achieve the former, with a team of dedicated Travel Managers determined to provide you with the best possible travel experience.

Aside from developing a keen understanding of your business travel needs, FCBT Travel Managers can offer their clients access to a huge range of accommodation and exclusive programs that will not be found anywhere else. This includes the SmartSTAY program, an extensive global list of hotels that provide FCBT clients access to a range of discounts and complimentary upgrades. Even better, these added benefits were designed with the business traveller in mind, integrating services that go a long way in ensuring comfort and convenience for those juggling a busy travel schedule.

Covering everything from budget-friendly to high end hotels in domestic and international locations, the available accommodation range is diverse. So too is the sweep of added extras you can take advantage of by booking through your FCBT Travel Manager.

You may be asking yourself what exactly 'discounts and complimentary upgrades' means. Well, here's a look. These are just some of the perks on offer along with where you can book in order to live it up on your next business travel trip.


Looking for more information on SmartSTAY? Travel Smart: A Guide To SmartSTAY & SmartDRIVE

Or what to look for when booking your hotel? 9 Features Of A Great Business Hotel


 

Free Room Upgrade:

One of the best things you can hear when you check in to any hotel is "free upgrade". Book a SmartSTAY hotel and you could hear it every time. Subject to availability on check-in, you will be upgraded to the next highest room category.

Sydney

Melbourne

Park Royal on Darling Harbour

Art Series - The Blackman

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet access
  • AUD$10 credit to be used at the Abode Restaurant
  • 10% discount off the best available room rate at the time of booking
  • Complimentary Internet access

Brisbane

Adelaide

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Art Series - The Watson

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • 10% discount off the best available room rate at time of booking
  • Complimentary parking for duration of your stay

Canberra

Rydges Capital Hill

Perth

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary parking for the duration of your stay
  • AUD$40 good and beverage credit per room on a three night stay
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet (100MB per day)
  • Complimentary AUD$25 hotel voucher to spend on food and beverage at the hotel (minimum two night stay)

Darwin

Rydges Darwin Airport

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Discount on breakfast at the hotel
  • Complimentary late check-out to 12pm

Free Internet And WiFi Service:

Staying connected while you're on the road for work is a big part of maintaining your schedule. It's one of the top features of any good business hotel. Book your stay at a hotel that not only offers WiFi access, but won't charge you any additional fees for using it.

Sydney

Melbourne

Mantra on Kent

The Langham Melbourne

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Guaranteed late check-out to 12pm
  • Complimentary two items from the mini-bar (non alcoholic)
  • Complimentary 3 pieces of pressed laundry with a minimum three night stay
  • Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability)

Brisbane

Adelaide

Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane on George

Peppers Waymouth Hotel

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary breakfast daily for one person
  • Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability)
  • 15% discount on F&B for lunch and dinner (excludes alcoholic beverages)
  • Complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)

Canberra

Perth

Hotel Kurrajong

Pan Pacific Perth

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary late check-out to 2pm
  • Complimentary parking for duration of your stay
  • Complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • 50% discount on breakfast at the hotel

Darwin

Hobart

Vibe Hotel Darwin

Travelodge Hobart

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary late check-out to 2pm
  • Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary late check-out to 2pm
  • Complimentary car parking

Late Check-Out Or Early Check-In:

Have you ever arrived to your destination a little earlier than expected only to be told that your room isn't ready? Alternatively, checking out of your room before the designated time will leave you at the airport for hours while you wait for your flight. Many SmartSTAY hotels let you cut out that inconvenience with late check-outs and early check-ins.

Sydney

Melbourne

Vibe Sydney Hotel

Park Royal Melbourne Airport

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet (100MB per day)
  • 50% discount on breakfast at the hotel

 

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability)

Brisbane

Adelaide

Rydges Fortitude Valley

Stamford Grand Adelaide

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • AUD$18 discounted buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • 10% discount on food and beverage at the hotel

Canberra

Perth

Quality Hotel Woden

Travelodge Perth

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • 5% discount off the best available rate
  • Complimentary parking for duration of your stay
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • 50% discount on breakfast at the hotel
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet (100MB per day)

Darwin

Hobart

Rydges Darwin Resort

Travelodge Hobart Airport

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Complimentary car parking

 

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Discount on breakfast at the hotel
  • complimentary room upgrade to next category (subject to availability)

Food Discounts:

Often times travelling to a new place for work doesn't include researching the best restaurants in the local area. Many hotels on the SmartSTAY list are tapping into the need for quality food right at the hotel, offering guests discounts on hotel restaurants and in-house breakfasts. Some are even going so far as to offer free items from the minibar!

Sydney

Melbourne

Intercontinental Sydney

ATURA Dandenong

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet when you join IHG Rewards
  • Discounted breakfast price of AUD$25 at the hotel
  • 30% discount on access to Club Intercontinental at the hotel
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Complimentary late check out to 12pm
  • AUD$20 full breakfast with a complimentary espresso coffee

 

Brisbane

Adelaide

Treasury Hotel & Casino

Rydges Southpark Adelaide

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • 10% discount on food and beverage at the hotel
  • Complimentary room upgrade to deluxe room (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Discount on breakfast at the hotel (AUD$20 per person)
  • Complimentary car parking for the duration of your stay
  • 20% off hotel food and beverage (excluding minibar)

Canberra

Perth

Mantra Northbourne

Crown Metrpol Perth

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Discounted daily breakfast cost at $20 per person buffet breakfast
  • 15% discount on food and beverage for lunch and dinner (excludes alcoholic beverages)
  • Complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet
  • Free undercover self-parking
  • 1 complimentary breakfast in the Atrium Restaurant

 

Darwin

Travelodge Mirambeena Resort

Other SmartSTAY benefits include:

  • 50% discount on breakfast at the hotel
  • Complimentary late check-out to 2pm
  • Complimentary WiFi internet (100MB per day)

 

For more information on SmartSTAY hotels, or to book a room, contact your dedicated Travel Manager on 1300 797 826.

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