Sydney came in second place, behind Singapore, while Melbourne came in at number five and the Gold Coast placed ninth.
No New Zealand cities made the top 10, which is compiled using data from Cvent Supplier Network, one of the largest venue sourcing platforms in the world. Featuring more than 300,000 hotels around the world and over 12,500 destinations, the platform generated $14 billion worth of business in 2022.
The other cities in the APAC top 10 were Bangkok, Thailand, at number three, Seoul, Korea at number four, Tokyo, Japan, at six, Bali at seven, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia at eight and Phuket in Thailand rounding out the top 10.
The top 10 meeting hotels in Asia Pacific were dominated by properties in Singapore – the only hotel not in Singapore in the top 10 was Hyatt Regency Sydney, which came in at number two.
“The pandemic proved how critically important meetings and events are for bolstering local economies and our Cvent Top Lists highlight the hotels, venues and destinations that are enabling a dramatic comeback by capitalising on the swift return to in-person events,” said Cvent’s vice president of international sales, Graham Pope.
“After four long years, we’re excited to share these insights once again and provide a resource that is used by event organisers to find great hotels and destinations and by hospitality professionals looking to set themselves apart to increase their MICE revenue.”
In North America, Orlando, Florida, topped the destinations list, while London topped the list of European destinations.