What you need to know for a successful business trip to Perth
Touching down on the tarmac in Perth, you wouldn’t know it’s one of the world’s most isolated cities if not for the long flight over oceans, dry bush and desert. On paper, it’s more than 2000 kilometres from Adelaide in a straight line and closer to parts of Indonesia than it is to Sydney. But despite its remote location, it’s quickly evident why Perth consistently ranks among the world’s most livable cities and how it has become a wealthy commercial centre. This modern metropolis of two million embodies the perfect blend of nature and urban living with an appealing blend of sunshine, sand and culture that attracts tourists and businesses alike. Weekend getaways, street art tours, world-class dining and attractive commercial opportunities are all on the menu in Perth, making it easy for any business trip to Western Australia’s capital to be a successful and enjoyable one.
How to get around
First thing’s first. When your flight arrives, you’ll have the option of taking a bus or taxi to the city unless you’re hiring a car. From terminals 1 and 2, bus route 380 will take you to the CBD in around 50 minutes, while bus route 40 is what you’ll need to take from terminals 3 and 4 and should take around 45 minutes in normal traffic. While the bus is the more affordable option, taking a taxi or rideshare will cut the time to 25-35 minutes with the cost ranging from $35 to $55. An underground train line is being built and is tipped to be ready in late 2021, which will be a welcome relief for commuters. A heads up: the journey from the airport to the city isn’t particularly photogenic, so feel free to doze off until you get closer to the CBD.
During your business trip in Perth, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to getting around the city. Within the CBD, CAT buses operate four circular routes free of charge along with several others in Fremantle. You’ll also have access to free travel on any Transperth bus or train within a central designated zone, so you’ll have no trouble keeping costs down while you move around the heart of the city. For general travel outside of the CBD, there are plenty of bus, train and ferry services that will get you where you need to go; while not essential, a SmartRider tap and go card is an easy way to remove the hassle of buying individual tickets. Plenty of taxis and rideshares are available throughout Perth and can be ordered at any time, but remember that Perth is an outdoor city which is why cycling and walking are popular options for getting from A to B. Countless paths snake in and around the city, especially along the picturesque Swan River.
Discover state-of-the-art coworking spaces
Whether you’re a seasoned business traveller or curious about the concept of communal working arrangements, Perth has a healthy supply of coworking spaces to keep your productivity humming between commitments. Level Nine, Cleaver St & Co, Regus, Studio Startup, TechHub, Flux – there are numerous well appointed coworking spaces throughout Perth offering a variety of perks from free barista coffee to tennis courts to networking events. When you’d prefer a truly private space away from the hustle and bustle of it all, retire to a serviced apartment at Fraser Suites and take advantage of the spacious work desk with views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Exploring Perth after you clock off
Coming to Perth on a business trip and leaving no time for leisure isn’t just a wasted opportunity, it’s also likely to lead to a burnout. Taking time off is an easy way to unwind and ensure you stay productive when you get back to work, and Perth serves up a smorgasbord of attractions to take your mind off the grind no matter your tastes or budget. The city’s collision of big city drawcards, local culture and natural attractions means you can sample Michelin-quality dining overlooking the Swan River, witness an up-and-comer busking on the streets of Fremantle and dip your toes in the sand at a world-class beach all in a single day. The top things to see and do include:
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan Valley wine tour
Street art tour
Where to find meeting and conference venues
For meetings, conferences and corporate events of any kind, Fraser Suites Perth offers superb business facilities with capacity for anything from small groups to large conferences of two to three hundred people. Choose between an intimate meeting room, an executive boardroom or the spacious Fraser Ballroom, or make the most of the weather and opt for an outdoor event on The Terrace or The Deck. All our indoor spaces are equipped with audio-visual equipment for seamless video conferences and presentations, while our high-speed WiFi will keep you and your guests connected throughout the premises.
Vincy Silveira, experienced chef and head of our in-house Heirloom Restaurant & Bar, has carefully curated a refreshing variety of menus suitable for business events of any kind. An emphasis on local produce, seasonal ingredients and thoughtful flavour combinations will ensure anything from a casual meeting to a year-defining product launch will be one to remember. For a truly bespoke package, Vincy and his team are on hand to create a custom menu while our experienced meetings and events planner can help you put together the perfect function. Any catering can be complemented by Nespresso coffee, La Maison French teas or a premium beverage selection. What’s more, any guests attending your meeting or event will have convenient access to one of our studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom luxury apartment suites should they require accommodation in Perth.
Get in touch with our corporate team on +61 8 9261 0021 or email email@example.com for bookings and any general enquiries about our meeting rooms and event spaces. For accommodation, browse availability online or contact our customer service team.