Words by Carlie Tucker
If business is taking you to Perth for a meeting or two, there's no need to suffer through sub-par business hotels while you're on the road. The 'City of Light' is home to over 8,000 hotels, and here are a few that promise to make your next business trip an enjoyable one:
If you’re looking for value with your stay, the Travelodge Perth couldn’t be a better pick. Highly affordable rates are easy on the pocket, while the clean and comfortable amenities ensure a quality stay right in the centre of the city. There are 124 guest rooms with the option of king or single bed layouts. Each room also comes complete with a work desk for busy travellers.
Also offering one-stop convenience, guests are invited to take advantage of the on-site Armada Restaurant and Bar as well as conference facilities that can be customised to suit meetings and events of all sizes. As a SmartSTAY hotel, FCBT clients have access to complimentary car parking, late check-out (until 2pm) and free WiFi (100MB per day) during their stay.
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Situated at the centre of the city just moments from the heart of Perth’s business district and public transport, this modern hotel is stay close to all the action. Many of Perth’s attractions are also within walking distance should you have a little extra time to explore.
Choose from Standard, Superior or Privilege Executive Suites – all enhanced by a sweep of mod cons for your comfort. A 24-hour front desk and room service are available as are a Concierge and courier services. Sleek and modern communal spaces are perfect for networking, or work up a sweat in the fully-equipped fitness centre, pool and spa. On-site conference facilities are also available for flexible spaces to suit business meetings of all sizes.
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Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Business travel doesn’t have to be all about hectic schedules in the midst of buzzing inner cities. The Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough proves that a mini escape is possible when you’re on the road for work. Overlooking Scarborough Beach, it is still just 15 minutes from Perth’s city centre.
Flat screen televisions, balconies and work desks are standard across all room types as are a choice of city or water views. There are 24 on-site conference spaces with corporate packages available. The hotel is also home to Straits Cafe, which fuses modern Australian flare with spectacular beach views — perfect for dinner meetings or catch-up cocktails.
This SmartSTAY hotel offers the further benefit of complementary WiFi (100MB per day), a $25 hotel voucher for food and drink (min 2 night stay) and a room upgrade (subject to availability) when you book through FCBT.
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Pan Pacific Perth
Promising a ‘refreshing and revitalising experience’ to both leisure and business travellers, the Pan Pacific Perth is a 5-star choice just steps from the Swan River. It is also within walking distance of Perth’s central business district, but it's the little extras, such as a pillow menu, personalised wake-up service and daily newspaper, that set this business-friendly hotel apart.
Rooms range from Premier to Club Suites, styled with a cozy ‘home away from home’ feel that suits all pocket sizes. Choose from two first class restaurants to host business partners, or simply unwind with drinks in the Lobby Lounge. An on-site business centre, swimming pool and fitness centre further assure ultimate convince that caters to a busy schedule.
Book this hotel through FCBT and you can take advantage of such SmartSTAY offers as complimentary WiFi and three pieces of laundry for stays of three nights or more as well as a room upgrade if one is available upon check-in.
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Hyatt Regency Perth
Comprised of 267 rooms and suites with an exceptional location in the centre of the city, the Hyatt Regency Perth is a business traveller's paradise with a choice of city or river views. While the rooms are comfortable, with a range of layouts to choose from, there are a number of amenities that make this one a perfect choice for business travellers.
There is an on-site business centre with secretarial services, printing, interpretation and translation services and couriers among other things. Enjoy an evening dip in the heated outdoor pool, or get in a morning workout at the fitness centre. There is a tennis court as well as meeting and conference facilities with the option of serene views over the Swan River.