Singapore named Cvent’s #1 meeting destination in Asia Pacific for 2023

Cvent, a world-renown meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, recently released its lists of the Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels for Asia Pacific.

These lists – which include regional rankings for North America, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa – were compiled based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the world’s largest venue-sourcing platforms. This is the first time Cvent has published the annual lists since the pandemic upended the meetings and events industry in early 2020.

What were Cvent’s Top Meeting Destinations in APAC?

As pandemic restrictions eased and travel resumed, many destinations across APAC saw an influx of international visitors and regional tourism boards worked diligently to promote their cities and attract these travellers to their locales. With tourism to the region continuing to grow, pursuing strategic partnerships, unveiling of new tourist attractions and embracing tech to reach a broader audience have been topping the agenda for tourism boards in Asia Pacific.

Top 10 Meeting Destinations in Asia Pacific;

1. Singapore

2. Sydney, Australia

3. Bangkok, Thailand

4. Seoul, South Korea

5. Melbourne, Australia

6. Tokyo, Japan

7. Bali, Indonesia

8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9. Gold Coast, Australia

10. Phuket, Thailand

What were Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels in APAC?

The strong market revival in APAC prompted hotels to launch new properties, invest in renovations and further expand their footprint to better accommodate travellers and groups.

Fairmont Singapore
Fairmont Singapore’s Executive meeting room

When comparing this year’s rankings to 2019, newcomers to the Top 10 include Fairmont Singapore (#1), Conrad Centennial Singapore (#4), Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore (#5) and InterContinental Singapore (#6). Hotels that prioritise top meeting facilities are also featured in the Top 10, showing the worth of such investments in attracting MICE business.

Top 10 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific

1. Fairmont Singapore

2. Hyatt Regency Sydney

3. Shangri-La Singapore

4. Conrad Centennial Singapore

5. Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore

6. InterContinental Singapore

7. Pan Pacific Singapore

8. Hilton Singapore Orchard


10. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

Commenting on Cvent’s Top Hotels list, Rachela Virgara, Director of Sales – MICE at Hyatt Regency Sydney, said, “We are honoured to be ranked second on Cvent’s Top Hotels list and we owe a great deal of this success to the Cvent Supplier Network platform. The platform makes connecting clients with hotels and tourism hospitality suppliers worldwide, easy.”

“Having that one consistent platform available makes communication seamless and quick and allows for relationships and connections to be made that otherwise may not have been. That said, this recognition is further testament to the power of technology and partnerships in the hospitality industry, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with Cvent to deliver exceptional experiences for our guests,” Rachela Virgara further commented.

What were Cvent’s thoughts on the findings?

Graham Pope, Vice President of International Sales at Cvent
Graham Pope, Vice President of International Sales at Cvent

“Digital transformation has changed the way hospitality professionals embrace tech to engage planners and enhance their sales and marketing efforts to attract meetings and events to their properties or locales,” said Graham Pope, Cvent VP of International Sales.

“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.”

“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.”

View all Cvent Top Meeting Destinations and Cvent Top Meeting Hotels worldwide here.