Hot 100 Hotels and Venues

The results are in for the annual Spice Hot 100 - Congratulations to all the stunning finalists, as voted by Spice readers!

From intimate private dining spaces and sophisticated cocktail bars to boutique hotels and spectacular mega venues, here are the top 100 hotels and venues across Australia and New Zealand, as voted by Spice readers and events professionals.

Best business hotel

Hyatt Regency Sydney, NSW.

Hyatt Regency Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @hyattregencysydney

Eos by SkyCity
Adelaide, SA | @eosbyskycity

QT Melbourne
Melbourne,VIC | @qtmelbourne

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @parkroyaldarlingharbour

The Westin Perth
Perth, WA | @westinperth

Best boutique hotel

Ovolo, NSW.

Emporium Hotel South Bank
Brisbane, QLD | @emporiumhotels

Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Sydney, NSW | @ovolohotels

Kyah Boutique Hotel
Blue Mountains, NSW | @kyahhotel

Halcyon House
Cabarita Beach, NSW | @_halcyonhouse

The Dudley Boutique Hotel
Hepburn Springs,VIC | @the_dudley

Best convention centre hotel

Pan Pacific Melbourne, VIC.

Pan Pacific Melbourne
Melbourne,VIC | @panpacificmelbourne

Novotel Brisbane South Bank
Brisbane, QLD | @novotel_southbank

Sofitel Adelaide
Adelaide, SA | @sofiteladelaide

Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort
Sunshine Coast, QLD | @novotelsunshinecoast

The Darling Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @thestarsydney

Best venue or studio for virtual and hybrid events

Sydney Masonic Centre, NSW.

Sydney Masonic Centre
Sydney, NSW | @sydneymasoniccentre

Big Picture Australia
Sydney, NSW | @big_picture_australia

Encore Studios
Multiple locations | @encoreapac

Redback Connect
Multiple locations | @redbackconnect

AV1 ControlRoom at MCA
Sydney, NSW | @av1_australia

Best regional hotel

Crystalbrook Kingsley, NSW.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort
Mornington Peninsual,VIC | @racvcapeschanckresort

Crystalbrook Kingsley
Newcastle, NSW | @crystalbrookkingsley

Kingsford The Barossa
BarossaValley, SA | @kingsfordthebarossa

Lake House
Daylesford,VIC | @lakehousedayelsford

Crystalbrook Byron
Byron Bay, NSW | @crystalbrookbyron

Best regional conference venue

Higher Mark, VIC.

Great Ocean Road Resort
Anglesea,VIC | @greatoceanroadresortevents

Higher Mark
Geelong, VIC | @higher.mark

Willinga Park
South Coast, NSW | @willingapark

The Anchorage Port Stephens Hotel & Spa
Port Stephens, NSW | @theanchorageportstephens

Batavia Coast Conference Centre
Geraldton, WA | @bataviacoastconferencecentre

Best MICE hotel in New Zealand

The Hotel Britomart, NZ.

Mercure Queenstown Resort
Queenstown, NZ | @mercurequeenstown

The Hotel Britomart
Auckland, NZ | @thehotelbritomart

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Auckland, NZ | @sofitelaucklandviaductharbour

Hilton Auckland
Auckland, NZ | @hiltonauckland

Oaks Wellington Hotel
Wellington, NZ | @oaks_hotels

Best resort

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, QLD.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Port Douglas, QLD | @sheratongrandportdouglas

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Whitsundays, QLD | @intercontinentalhaymanisland

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
Noosa, QLD | @peppersnoosaresort

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Sanctuary Cove, QLD | @intercontinentalsanctuarycove

Longitude 131o
Uluru, NT | @longitude131

Best sustainable hotel or venue

Optus Stadium, WA.

Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Sydney, NSW | @ovolohotels

Optus Stadium
Perth, WA | @optusstadium

Eos by SkyCity
Adelaide, SA | @eosbyskycity

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gold Coast, QLD | @gccec

ICC Sydney or International Convention Centre Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @iccsyd

Best wellness hotel or resort

Spicers Sangoma Retreat, NSW.

Spicers Sangoma Retreat
Blue Mountains, NSW | @spicerssangomaretreat

Daintree Ecolodge
Tropical North, QLD | @daintreeecolodge

One&Only Wolgan Valley
Wolgan Valley, NSW | @wolganv

Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
Hepburn Springs,VIC | @hepburnbathhousespa

Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park
Melbourne,VIC | @lancemorehotels

Best venue for product launch

THE LUME Melbourne, VIC.

Pier One Sydney Harbour
Sydney, NSW | @pieronesydney

THE LUME Melbourne (Event partner: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Melbourne,VIC | @thelumemelbourne

Beta Events
Sydney, NSW |

The Calyx at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @rbgsydney

Metropolis Events
Melbourne,VIC | @metropolisevents

Best venue for private dining

Peppina, TAS.

Perth, WA | @wildflowerrestaurant

Hobart, TAS | @peppinarestaurant

Beckett’s Bar + Dining
Sydney, NSW | @beckettsglebe

The George on Collins
Melbourne,VIC | @thegeorgeoncollins

Garcon Bleu
Adelaide, SA | @garconbleuadl

Best hotel bar

Zephyr Sky Bar, NSW.

Hyde Hacienda Sydney Bar & Lounge Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Sydney, NSW | @hydehaciendasydney

Zephyr Sky Bar at Hyatt Regency Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @zephyrbarsyd

Ru-Co Bar at Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Melbourne,VIC | @rucobar

Terrace Bar at Little National Hotel Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @littlenationalhotel

Wet Deck at W Hotel Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD | @w_brisbane

Best hotel restaurant

Yamagen Japanese, QLD.

glass brasserie at Hilton Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @glassbrasserie

Silvester’s at Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
Sydney, NSW | @silvestersrestaurantandbar

Signature at Emporium Hotel
Brisbane, QLD | @signatureemporiumhotel

Lollo at W Melbourne
Melbourne,VIC | @lollo_melbourne

Yamagen Japanese at QT Gold Coast
Gold Coast, QLD | @yamagenjapanese

Best small venue (1 – 50 pax)

The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart, NZ.

The Mark at State Buildings
Perth, WA | @statebuildings

Donna Chang
Brisbane, QLD | @_donnachang

The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart
Auckland, NZ | @thehotelbritomart

Fat Pig Farm
Glaziers Bay, TAS | @fat_pig_farm

Sydney, NSW |

Best mid-sized venue (51 – 150 pax)

The Aviary Perth, WA.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
Sydney, NSW | @merlinevents

Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney, NSW |

The Aviary Perth
Perth, WA | @theaviaryperth

Customs House Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD | @customshousebne

Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne,VIC | @showtimeeventgroup

Best large venue (151 – 500 pax)


King Road Brewing Company
Perth, WA | @kr_brewry

MCA Foundation Hall
Sydney, NSW | @mca_australia

River’s Edge Events
Melbourne, VIC | @riversedgeevents

Q Events
Melbourne,VIC | @qevents__

Waysons Bay Botique Hotel
Sydney, NSW | @watsonsbaybotiquehotel

Best mega venue (501 – 5000+)

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, VIC.

The Linseed House
Sydney, NSW | @thegroundsevents

Southport Sharks
Gold Coast, QLD | @southportsharks

Optus Stadium
Perth, WA | @optusstadium

Miami Marketta
Gold Coast, QLD | @miamimarketta

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park
Melbourne,VIC | @centrepiecemelbourne

Convention centre with best in-house catering


Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gold Coast, QLD | @gccec

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne,VIC | @mcec

Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, SA | @adelaidecc

Cairns Convention Centre
Cairns, QLD | @ccc_cairns

Hobart Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hobart, TAS | @grandchancellorhobart

Best venue for a gala dinner

Flames of the Forest, QLD.

Flames of the Forest
Port Douglas, QLD | @flamesoftheforest

Le Montage
Sydney, NSW | @bynavarra

The Westin Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD | @westinbrisbane

ICC Sydney
Sydney, NSW | @iccsyd

Hyatt Regency Perth
Perth, WA | @hyattregencyperth

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