Accommodation

Booking accommodation with your registration

Accommodation has been reserved on behalf of conference delegates at Rydges South Bank, Mantra South Bank and Swiss-Belhotel until Friday, 22 September 2017. Accommodation will be allocated in order of receipt of bookings and is subject to availability. To secure the conference accommodation rates, bookings should be made online as part of the registration process.

Arrival time

Please indicate your estimated time of hotel arrival during the booking process. If you wish to guarantee your room is ready before the hotel check-in time it is recommended that you book and pay for the room for the evening prior to your arrival. Failure to advise your arrival time if arriving after 18:00 may mean that your room will be released.

Changes to your accommodation booking

Please notify your requests for changes or cancellation by email directly to the Conference Secretariat.

Extending your stay

If you wish to extend your stay prior to or following the conference, please specify your requirements in the special instructions field during the accommodation booking process. Availability and rates will be checked with the hotel before your reservation is fully confirmed.

Payment for accommodation

Please note that payment of accommodation is not taken at the time of completing an online conference registration, but a credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee your room with the hotel. A wide range of credit cards are available for accommodation payment (including Visa, Diners and American Express). Accommodation providers have varying deposit and guarantee requirements (please refer to each hotel’s payment and cancellation policies below). After the booking is established your credit card guarantee will be managed by the accommodation provider.

If you wish the hotel to settle your account with a credit card of which you are not the signatory, you must provide written authority to the hotel to do so. A third party credit card form reminder will be emailed to the guest approximately 30 days prior to check in. This form should be completed and returned directly to the hotel.

Please click on the hotel name to download the applicable third party credit card form: Rydges, Mantra, or Swiss-Belhotel.


Recommended hotels

Room rates are in Australian Dollars and include 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Hotel Room type Bedding
configuration
Room rate
(per night)
Breakfast
(per day)
Walk to venue
Rydges South Bank Queen room Queen bed
(or two queens upon request)
A$279 A$30 approx
2 mins
Mantra South Bank Studio apartment Queen bed
(or two singles upon request)

A$249*

OR

A$269
(with city view)

A$22 approx
3 mins
Swiss-Belhotel Superior king Room King bed
(or two singles upon request)
A$155** À la carte approx
16 mins

*Mantra ‘studio apartment’ bookings are unable to be extended pre and post conference (only available 24/10 and 25/10). Please select the studio apartment with city view option if you are looking to extend your stay.

**If you intend to extend your stay for 21 October, this night may be subject to a higher rate due to a major event.


Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg St, South Bank

Rydges is located in the heart of Brisbane’s arts and entertainment precinct at South Bank, and is conveniently next to the conference venue. The 4.5-star hotel has newly redesigned rooms with modern luxury furnishings and latest technology. Rydges offers relaxed cafe style dining and award winning luxe dining, as well as 24 hour room service. Hotel amenities include a gymnasium, pool, spa, and sauna.

Room type: Queen Room
Queen rooms are spacious and have one queen bed (or two queens upon request) and a large picture window. Room features include air conditioning, 48 inch HD LCD LED television, ergonomic desk, laptop safe, and minibar.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 11:00am.

Car parking: Valet Parking $40 per night.

Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Payment: Accommodation is to be paid at check-in. All incidental charges incurred during your stay must be settled on check-out.

Credit card service fee: A service fee of 1.18% will apply to all Visa and MasterCard transactions and a 3.5% fee will apply to Amex, Diners and JCB cards.

Cancellation policy:
Any cancellation fee will automatically be charged to the credit card provided for room guarantee.
30-14 days prior to arrival: a cancellation fee of one night’s stay will apply. Any reductions of room nights within this period may also be subject to the cancellation fee of one night’s stay.
Within 14 days of arrival: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
No shows: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.


Mantra South Bank, 61 Grey St, South Brisbane

Mantra South Bank Brisbane is located a short walk to the conference venue, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and is well-positioned in South Bank’s arts and entertainment precinct. The hotel features a heated lap pool and fully equipped gym, as well as the celebrated Stone Restaurant and Bar.

Room type: Studio apartment/studio apartment with city view (pictured)
Studio apartments have a queen size bed (or two singles upon request), and feature a gallery style kitchenette, air-conditioning, LCD TV with in-house movies, a mini bar, and safe.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 10:00am.

Car parking: $36 per night.

Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Payment: Accommodation is to be paid at check-out. All incidental charges incurred during your stay must be settled on check-out.

Credit card service fee: Service fees are as follows: 1.1% for MasterCard transactions; 1.25 for Visa; 3.35% for Amex; 3.5% for Diners or JCB; 2% for Union Pay.

Cancellation policy:
Any cancellation fee will automatically be charged to the credit card provided for room guarantee.
30-14 days prior to arrival: a cancellation fee of one night’s stay will apply.
Within 14 days of arrival: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
No shows: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.


Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane, 218 Vulture Street, South Brisbane

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is a premium, full service hotel located on the southern side of South Bank Parklands, within walking distance of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hotel facilities include a gymnasium and indoor heated pool, restaurant as well as room service for all guests.

Room type: Superior King Room
Superior rooms have a king size bed (or two king singles upon request), and include air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms with “Swiss-Care” amenities, smart TV with Foxtel (limited channels), and a minibar.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 11:00am.

Car parking: Complimentary and subject to availability.

Internet: Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Payment: Upon check-in, the full accommodation costs and a security bond of $50 per night will be placed on hold on the guest’s credit card. Final payment including incidentals will be charged upon check-out.

Credit card service fee: A service fee of 2% will apply to all Visa and MasterCard transactions and a 3% fee will apply to Amex and Diners.

Cancellation policy:
Any cancellation fee will automatically be charged to the credit card provided for room guarantee.
8 – 14 days of arrival: a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
Within 7 days of arrival: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
No shows: a 100% cancellation fee will apply.