Gareth Martin: Five reasons to rediscover Perth

Australia’s west coast capital city is constantly evolving, giving planners even more reasons to take their events to Perth.

With so many new venues, hotels and experiences opening in Western Australia in the past year alone, Business Events Perth has launched a new online Interactive Business Event Planner to showcase the state’s business event offerings, while travel is limited.

Gareth Martin

Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin encourages planners to jump online and take part in the interactive experience, where they will see Perth’s newest hotels and venues as well as other-worldly experiences on offer in the west.

“When delegates come to Western Australia they always leave saying we exceeded their expectations with our sophisticated city and unique experiences,” he says.

There are myriad reasons to visit the west coast; here are five to get you feeling inspired:

1: The $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip has recently opened, offering a dedicated function centre and event spaces with waterfront views.

2: More than 30 new hotels have opened in recent years, adding 5,000 rooms to the city.

3: Perth Airport has undergone a $1 billion upgrade, providing a more seamless and comfortable transit for groups.

4: Dubbed 2019’s ‘most beautiful stadium in the world’, Optus Stadium is launching a new 42-metre-high rooftop tour attraction, Halo.

5: The Elizabeth Quay riverfront precinct is a major drawcard, booming with hotels, restaurants and bars for groups to enjoy.

“While Australia continues to manage its response to COVID-19, I encourage organisers who want to create a safe and unique experience for their delegates in a  destination filled with opportunity, to keep Western Australia front of mind, for when the time is right to travel west again,” says Martin.

“We can’t wait to welcome you back to our beautiful state.”

This article originally appeared in Spice Magazine’s annual Hot Seat feature.
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