Destination Guide: Australia

New conference facilities to boost business events in Perth

Plans to build a hotel with conference facilities in Perth have been welcomed by Perth Convention Bureau.

The 500-room, AUD$568 million Crown Towers hotel, with construction planned in Burswood, Perth in 2013, will include conference facilities for 1,250 delegates, alongside several restaurants and bars.  

"This huge investment is a wonderful boost for the conference and business events industry in this state," said Ian Laurance, chairman of Perth Convention Bureau. "Having secured the Liquefied Natural Gas Conference for Perth in 2016 which will be the largest conference ever held in the city – new infrastructure like Crown Towers will enable us to build on this success in the future."   

The property is expected to be completed by 2016.  

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