As one of Australia’s major commercial hubs, Brisbane has a range of accommodation choices for all types of business travellers, from those undertaking an interstate lunch meeting to executives flying into the river city to experience a week-long team building conference.
And with a growing portfolio of upcoming events and conferences also being hosted here in the near future, it’s no wonder that hotel developers are widening their offerings to include the growing corporate traveller market by investing in world-class amenities and services that suit those who prefer a business-minded proposition.
From five-star hotels and boutique establishments to serviced apartments and homely B&B’s, here’s what to look for when booking your corporate accommodation in Brisbane.
#1 Hotel Stays Aren’t Just for Holidaymakers
You’ve had a hectic day of business meetings and now all you want to do is enjoy a hot shower, a tasty meal and some serious shut-eye before catching a Red Eye back home tomorrow. Hotel accommodation can offer all of this and more.
With their easy access to the city hub and lively destinations like Southbank and Fortitude Valley, Brisbane has a wide variety of options perfect for the corporate traveller who is after a comfortable, service-based place to stay that will allow them to focus on one thing while they’re travelling … business. Many Brisbane hotels are also centred around some of the city’s best conference facilities, including the award-winning Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre located in South Brisbane.
Hotel accommodation offers business travellers superb accommodation, professional business facilities and ‘wind-down’ services like fitness centres, day spas, heated swimming pools, saunas and even tennis courts.
And after a busy day, is there a better way to celebrate a successful business meeting than with a delicious dinner with colleagues or business associates? Many Brisbane hotels these days also offer on-site dining where you can sip on a cocktail on a rooftop bar before enjoying a four-course internationally inspired menu prepared by world-class chefs. Or if you’re feeling downright beat after a stressful day in front of the laptop, it’s nice to know that you can also opt out of socialising and spend a lazy night in front the TV (with room service of course!)
#2 Boutique Hotels Put the Luxury Back into Work Travel
If you’re travelling to Brisbane on business, consider amping up your corporate travel stay with some time at one of the city’s boutique hotels.
Finished your business meeting early? Relax with a soak in a hot tub, have a quick workout on a badminton court, or simply lace up those runners and explore some of the quirky back streets of some of Brisbane’s hottest accommodation hubs.
From renovated Queenslanders offering beautiful furnishings and city skyline views to ‘art hotels’ featuring chic cosy rooms and decadent plunge pools, Brisbane’s boutique hotels can offer an unforgettable stay without the bustle and busyness of a high-rise hotel.
#3 Save the Corporate Budget with a Stay in One of Brisbane’s Best Motels
Sure, they often don’t offer the glitz and the glamour of larger hotel chains, but if you’re watching your company’s budget, a great money-saving option for an interstate stay is at one of Brisbane’s best motels.
Most modern hotels feature all the facilities you need for a pleasant stay, including comfy beds, free toiletries, Wi-Fi, HD TV’s and coffee making amenities. Some also offer on-site dining, outdoor pools and gym facilities if you’re in need of a workout to sweat out the stress of the day.
But one of the best reasons for staying in one of Brisbane’s motels? Many of them are just a short cab ride to the airport, which means less time in transit, and more time for you to enjoy pre-trip dining/reading/shopping!
#4 You’ve Got (At Least) One Less Thing to Worry About in a Serviced Apartment
A great option for the budgeting business traveller, self-contained apartments in Brisbane offer a range of accommodation options and flexible pricing structures that can be negotiated to suit your budget. Many of these are also located in suburbs like Spring Hill, Kangaroo Point and Fortitude Valley, meaning you get the convenience of city accessibility with the quietness of a not-so-busy location.
Touted as your ‘home away from home’ many of Brisbane’s serviced apartments also offer more space and privacy, and the added bonus of being able to prepare your own meals in a relaxed surrounding. And what could be better at the end of a long day sitting in a conference room than kicking off your shoes, putting on some music and cooking up your favourite meal, just the way you like it?
#5 B&B’s Offer You Bed, Breakfast and So Much More!
It sounds decidedly un-corporate-like in terms of corporate accommodation, however many business travellers actually prefer a stay in a B&B simply because of the laid-back vibes. And there’s no better way than spending your work ‘down time’ in a comfortable inviting home that’s full of its owner’s own character.
Brisbane B&B’s cover a wide variety of locations and offerings, however most follow high level hospitality standards (especially those that belong to a larger B&B business), and are serviced by 5-star hosts who can provide tips on everything from how to bypass the early morning ICB traffic to where to find the best post-workday cocktail bar. If you can’t be home, why not choose the next best thing?
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