Australia’s iconic Gold Coast is internationally recognised as the epitome of Aussie lifestyle, making it an exciting destination choice for leisure and business travel alike. Labelled as one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, the Gold Coast welcomed over 13.12 million visitors throughout 20171.
Record numbers of travellers were drawn to the city in April 2018, with the city hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Around 1.1 million visitors filtered through the Gold Coast over the duration of the event, from over 71 countries2. Along with an influx of domestic and international visitors, the Games also received new infrastructure to the city, including a new light-rail system, a $200 million airport expansion and many new additions to the hotel market, making business travel to the area even more accessible.
If you’re travelling to the ‘Goldie’ for your next business or incentive trip, read our guide for some of the best hotels for business travel on the Gold Coast.
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast – TFE Hotels
Glistening river views or sunrise over the horizon – with Vibe Hotel Gold Coast you can take your pick! The modern rooms are spacious and tidy, with apartment-style and interconnecting rooms for guests who are staying longer or those travelling in small groups. Foodie business travellers are spoiled for choice with some of the Gold Coasts’ finest restaurants within walking distance, while an on-site hotel restaurant offers 24-hour room service for those working late.
Peppers Broadbeach – Mantra Group
Peppers Broadbeach is more than just an icon among the famous Gold Coast skyline. With homely touches complimented by resort-style facilities, the hotel embodies the spirit of the Gold Coast. The on-site boardroom is a luxurious meeting space for professionals to get down to business, while the hotel’s recreational facilities such as Zen gardens and Theatrette are unique spaces for team-building and networking.
Sofitel Broadbeach – AccorHotels
Superior service with an unbeatable location, is what you can expect when staying at the Sofitel Broadbeach on your next business trip. The hotel’s signature MyBed ensures a comfortable night’s sleep, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide each room with natural lighting and spectacular hinterland or ocean views. There are 13 meeting rooms on-site, with capacity for up to 350 delegates. Early check-in from 8am is another perk for business travellers with early-morning schedules.
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise – InterContinental Hotels Group
Enjoy stunning ocean views and indulge in the cosmopolitan lifestyle at the Crowne Plaza Surer Paradise. Entertain important guests with a unique range of business experiences available, ranging from a beach side marquee to a pool-side cocktail event. Guests can also take on a new perspective over dinner at the Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant. With a diverse range of rooms to accommodate all trip itineraries, Crowne Plaza offers thoughtfully designed rooms, studios and apartments all with private balconies and a focus on comfort.
QT Gold Coast – Event Hotels
Setting a new design standard in Surfers Paradise accommodation, QT Gold Coast offers a location designed to inspire! With the option of an ‘ocean view’ or ‘mountain river view’ the glamourous rooms feature bespoke bathrooms, deluxe amenities and designer furnishings. QT Gold Coast gives business travellers the opportunity to work and play without leaving the building. The hotel is home to the exclusive Stingray Bar, izakaya style Yamagen Japanese Restaurant and marketplace-style BAZAAR, allowing guests to host business meetings in style.