10 venues for a successful strategic planning day


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Find the perfect venue for a productive planning day.

Looking for a venue to host a productive strategic planning day?

A LIST Guide has a variety of venues to choose from, from CBD hotels to dedicated conference venues that will make the perfect setting for your planning event.

Here are 10 of our favourites:

Brisbane Airport Hotel Group

The Brisbane Airport Conference Centre located adjacent to the Brisbane Domestic Terminal offers 1,800 square metres of architecturally-designed event space and state-of-the-art facilities.

The purpose-built space is perfect for small to large scale events and can accommodate approximately 330 guests across its fully-flexible floor plan with pillar-less ballroom.

In addition, with an onsite kitchen and bar, large pre-function area and open-air terrace the conference team are able to tailor event packages to meet your needs.

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is the perfect Melbourne base for your next strategic planning day, located on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Streets in the heart of the CBD.

Behind its leafy urban facade, the whole hotel has been fully renovated – and it’s sure to impress.

The event spaces, The Studio, The Arena, The Arcade and The Table, have been designed to reflect the best of Melbourne – arts, sports, fashion and food.

Each inspiring event space is flooded with natural light. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal leafy city or pool views. As you’d expect, each room has been decked out with the latest tech, audio visual by Audio Visual Dynamics and free Wi-Fi.

Crowne Plaza Canberra

With eight flexible function spaces and state-of-the-art facilities, Crowne Plaza Canberra caters for corporate meetings, events and social functions of any scale.

Situated only minutes from the airport and amidst some of the country’s most iconic historical landmarks, the popular Parliament House, the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Convention Centre are all within walking distance.

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

Set in the idyllic port city of Fremantle the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges is one of Western Australia’s largest conference and events facilities.

The hotel offers an outstanding selection of heritage and modern venues and professional hospitality services perfect for all types of events.

For a smooth-running strategic planning day, catering and entertainment needs can be met with a flexible and innovative approach to every event and every budget.

Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Brisbane Marriott Hotel is celebrating a $20 million renovation project which has seen the transformation of guest rooms, two floors of event space and signature restaurant.

An iconic landmark on the corner of Queen and Adelaide streets, the Brisbane Marriott Hotel is in a prime CBD location.

Divided over two floors, Brisbane Marriott boasts 12 flexible event spaces. All meeting, event and pre-function spaces have been engineered to maximise space and provide refreshingly modern rooms for delegates.

Equipped with the latest technology, ergonomic furniture, and elegant furnishings, Brisbane Marriott will no doubt leave a powerful impression for your next planning day.

Fraser Suites Sydney

The diverse function rooms at Fraser Suites Sydney boast high ceilings, an abundance of natural light and contemporary design style. The six conference rooms can accommodate small two-person meetings to large events with up to 140 delegates.

Thoughtfully designed spaces coupled with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and integrated AV capabilities in meeting rooms, Fraser Suites Sydney keeps everyone connected and involved with your meeting objectives.

At the completion of your successful event, your meeting delegates can choose to stay in in spacious studios or one and two-bedroom apartments, with modern comfortable interior design and everything you’d expect from a luxury hotel.

Hilton Darwin

Undergoing a refurbishment of the dedicated events floor in 2018, Hilton Darwin’s six flexible event spaces provide the ideal location for meetings and events.

The professional events team is on hand to help you plan the details, including audio visual equipment and creative catering services, to ensure your strategic planning day is a flawless success.

Delegates can later retire to a spacious guest room, equipped with amenities for both work and relaxation. It’s easy to stay connected during your stay with the complimentary 24-hour business centre.

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre

Centrally located in Adelaide’s vibrant north-west corner of the CBD, and within easy reach of Adelaide’s Convention Centre, Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is the smart choice for strategic planning days.

The venue offers five multi-function spaces with group accommodation packages available.

Whether it’s a small meeting in the boardroom, to events in the brand new, light-filled, industrial style Balcony room, or a larger cocktail event in the vibrant and expansive The Great Room, the team are ready to meet your every expectation.

Monash Conference Centre

The experienced team at Melbourne’s Monash Conference Centre aim to ensure guests’ business outcomes are achieved in both comfort and style.

The centre offers modern facilities with three seminar rooms, four boardrooms and two executive offices. All rooms have plenty of natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The centre’s boutique caterer offers fresh seasonal and nourishing food for delegates, with menus ranging from sandwiches and relaxed cocktail functions to formal boardroom lunches and dinners.

Hilton Surfers Paradise

Hilton Surfers Paradise boasts a central location in the Gold Coast’s main business and entertainment district.

Hilton Surfers Paradise offers a boutique ballroom, complemented by a range of outdoor event venues, a business centre and a number of smaller boardroom-style breakout rooms ideal for a planning day.

An iconic destination coupled with Hilton’s world class hospitality treats delegates to an exceptional experience of Australia’s endless playground.

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