‘Top Meeting Hotels’ 2018 list revealed, Macau nowhere to be found

U.S.-based meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider Cvent yesterday released its annual list of “Top Meeting Hotels” for meetings and events worldwide, ranking the top meeting locations of the previous year, according to data provided by activity on the company’s Supplier Network.
According to information provided by the company in the report, to arrive at the final results, the company makes use of data collected from over 42 million nights sourced through their network in 2018, as well as on hotel groups’ business performance, according to criteria such as events held and the total number of requests for proposals (RFPs), among others.

After compiling the information and ranking by region, the Cvent report ranks the Top Meeting Hotels in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.

In the Asia Pacific, Hyatt Regency Sydney retained its number one position as the Top Meeting Hotel in 2017 and 2018.

Five new properties also made their way into the Top 10, including Grand Hyatt Singapore (second), Grand Hyatt Seoul (third) and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (fourth). Two other entries were from Japan’s ANA InterContinental Tokyo (ninth) and Marina Bay Sands Singapore (10th).

In Cvent’s list of the Top 50 best-performing hotels for meetings, there are 15 new entrants, including Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Millennium Seoul Hilton, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Parkroyal Darling Harbour – Sydney, Resorts World Sentosa – Singapore, and Grand Hyatt Tokyo, among others.

The results also show that the Hilton and Hyatt hotel chains are the groups most represented in the Top 50, with a total of five properties listed each.

While neither Macau nor mainland China hotels are featured, the neighboring region of Hong Kong has five hotel units in the top 5, including the previously mentioned and top-rated Grand Hyatt, JW Marriot Hotel (27th), InterContinental Hong Kong (31st), Kerry Hotel (45th) and Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour (49th). Both Japan and Thailand also had five hotels in the list.

The final list is, in fact, dominated by Australian hotels which occupy 13 of the 50 positions, followed closely by Singapore with a total of 12 properties listed.

Hotels from South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia complete the list.

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