Accommodation

Our Accommodation specialists will be securing rooms at a selection of recommended hotels surrounding the GA2020 venue and other accommodation options, with discounted rates exclusively for attendees of GA2020. Information will be available in 2019 regarding official GA2020 hotels.

Why book through the official GA2020 website?

  • Access specially negotiated discounted rates at preferred hostels and hotels 
  • Flexibility to change or cancel your booking at any time up to 30 working days prior to General Assembly start date
  • One night’s room rate deposit is all you pay to secure your booking 
  • Your deposit is fully refundable up to 30 working days prior to General Assembly start date

Group Bookings:

If your organisation would like to make a group booking of 15 rooms or more at one of the listed hotels or another property, please contact the General Assembly Managers with your group booking requirements.

Homestay Options

GA2020 will also offer a limited number of ‘homestay’ places to delegates, based on availability and need. For further information on ‘homestay’ eligibility and booking processes, please click here.

Accommodation Options

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

139 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

5 Stars | 5 Minute Walk 

This trendy hotel, set in a former 19th-century wool warehouse provides chic-industrial rooms featuring exposed-brick walls, period windows and original iron beams, as well as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPads. Additional hotel amenities include a stylish bar with complimentary daily happy-hour, complimentary mini-bar and breakfast, guests also have access to a nearby fitness centre. 

Run of House Room: $389 per room per night. 
 

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

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Hyatt Regency Sydney

161 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

5 Stars | 12 Minute Walk 

Formerly the site of Sydney’s historic ‘Corn Exchange’, Hyatt Regency Sydney celebrates the iconic heritage of Darling Harbour incorporating simple touches such as nautical rope, navy and white tones and curved lines into its sleek design to reflect the curves of yachts that once sailed the harbour. Bringing to life the areas rich heritage, the hotels restaurants and bars pay homage to this once thriving area on Sussex Street. The most quaint ode to history is Dundee Arms, once a thriving hub for Sailors and Sydney siders now sits as one of the city’s oldest surviving pubs and an icon of this historic precinct. Located adjacent to Darling Harbour in Sydney’s CBD, this hotel connects to Pyrmont Bridge allowing for easy walking access to ICC Sydney. With modern décor and deluxe amenities, the hotel has exciting dining experiences for every guest with the The Sailmaker restaurant and the rooftop bar, Zephyr which has stunning views over Darling Harbour. Reception and room service is available 24 hours.

Standard City View Room: $350 per room per night. 

Standard Harbour View Room: $390 per room per night.

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

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Primus Hotel Sydney

339 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

5 Stars | 13 Minute Walk 

Exemplifying the late 1930’s vogue the facade of the Primus Hotel Sydney has been restored to be exactly as it was in 1939, featuring the combination of natural materials such as exotic natural stones and decorative metal such as bronze and copper. In 2015 one of Sydney’s finest examples of art deco glamour opened its doors as the Primus Hotel Sydney, this high-end hotel is a 5-minute walk from the nearest metro station and 10 minutes away on foot from Darling Harbour. The refined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, sofas and minibars. An upscale restaurant has an open kitchen with Room service available 24/7. There’s also a sophisticated bar, a gym, and a rooftop pool with a bar.

Deluxe King Room: $345 per room per night. 

Deluxe Twin Room: $370 per room per night.

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

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Novotel Sydney Darling Square

17 Little Pier St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

4.5 Stars | 6 Minute Walk 

Set in the trendy Darling Square area located opposite the Chinese Garden of Friendship, this casual hotel is a 4-minute walk from the nearest light rail station. The hotel offers guests airy, modern rooms with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, in addition to desks, minibars, and tea and coffee-making facilities. There’s a trendy restaurant with room service is available 24/7 an a bar housed in an adjoining redbrick building dating from 1891. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a gym and a guest lounge, plus a business centre. 
 

Standard King Room: $299 per room per night. 

Standard Twin Room: $299 per room per night.

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

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The Grace Hotel Sydney

77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

4.5 Stars | 19 Minute Walk 

The landmark “Grace Building” has played an important role in the history of Sydney and Australia. It was built by the Grace Brothers retail empire and remains one of Sydneys most prominent examples of pre-war architecture.  The Grace has become one of Australias best known hotels located within a grand heritage building. Set in a 1920’s Neo-Gothic building with an art deco interior, this traditional hotel offers bright contemporary rooms featuring Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and desks. Room service is offered 24/7 and dining options include an Irish pub, a Japanese restaurant, an Italian eatery and a modern brasserie. There’s also a business centre, and a rooftop health club with a gym, heated indoor lap pool, sauna and a steam room.
 

Superior Room: $280 per room per night. 

Deluxe Room: $280 per room per night.

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

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Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

68 Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

4 Stars | 10 Minute Walk 

Occupying a converted wool store in the central Haymarket neighbourhood, this modern hotel is a 2-minute walk from the light rail station, and a 10-minute walk from Darling Harbour. The sleek modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, plus mini-fridges, and tea and coffee-making facilities. There’s a rustic-chic bar serving a grill menu, room service is available. Other amenities include a fitness room and a whirlpool, along with a sauna and a steam room. 
 

Superior King Room: $229 per room per night. 

Superior Twin Room: $229 per room per night.

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

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Oaks Goldsborough Darling Harbour

243 Pyrmont St, Darling Harbour NSW 2009

4 Stars | 8 Minute Walk 

Set in a grand 19th-century building, this polished all-apartment hotel lies an 8-minute walk from Darling Harbour. The modern units, ranging from studios to 2-bedroom apartments, feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes or full kitchens, and living and dining areas. All also have washer/dryers. Amenities include a coffee shop, a sleek indoor pool and a sauna, as well as exercise facilities.
 

Studio Room: $279 per room per night. 

One Bedroom Apartment: $299 per room per night.

Two Bedroom Apartment: $419 per room per night.

Inclusions: Wi-Fi access 

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Alternate Accommodation

Should you wish to book alternative accommodation, the Conference Managers recommend booking securely through Wotif.com.

Click here to be re-directed to the Wotif.com website.

Please note: Varied terms and conditions will apply to any bookings made.

Accommodation Conditions

Flexible terms and conditions apply to amendments or cancellations made up to 30 working days prior to the Conference. Cancellation charges will apply after this date.

Cancellation charges

  • A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will apply for cancelled bookings from 30 working days prior to the Conference date.
  • A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will also apply if you do not arrive on the date you are booked to check in.
  • All cancellations and changes to your reservation must be made in writing to the Conference Managers.

Reduction of stay

Should you need to reduce your stay within 30 working days of the start of the Conference, cancellation charges may be incurred at the hotel’s discretion.

Non-arrival / no show

In the event of a non-arrival when one night deposit has been paid, your room will be held until the following morning (1100 hours) and your one night’s deposit will be retained by the hotel as a cancellation charge. In the event of a non-arrival when full pre-payment is made for the entire stay, your room will be held for each night booked and you will not be entitled to any refund.

Rates

The negotiated rates are valid up to 30 working days prior to the conference start date. After this, accommodation is subject to availability and rates are subject to an increase.

Rates may increase at any time without notice due to changes in government charges, taxes or levies.

How to Book

The Conference Managers will forward your contact details, reservation and deposit to the hotel of your choice.

Accommodation may be booked when you complete the online registration form on the registration page of this website. Alternatively, email your requirements to the Conference Managers who will be more than happy to assist.

Deposit

A minimum of one night deposit of the room rate is to be paid at time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Your hotel booking is unable to be confirmed until the deposit payment is received.
The balance of your hotel account for all nights booked and any incidental charges (less the deposit paid to the Conference Managers) will be payable to the hotel at the time of check-out.
NB: Please contact the Conference Manager if you wish to pay in full prior to arrival.

Changes to bookings

Any required changes to your booking must be requested in writing to the Conference Managers by 30 working days prior to the Conference start date.

Late bookings

New bookings and changes to existing bookings requested within 30 working days prior to the Conference start date will be subject to hotel availability and rate increase. It is recommended you book early to avoid disappointment.

As per standard hotel policies and procedures delegates will be required to provide credit card details upon check-in.  This is to cover any incidental charges incurred during your stay and all remaining unpaid room nights.

The hotel will place a hold on your credit card for an amount which covers all unpaid accommodation nights reserved plus a daily amount for incidental charges. Any money still held on your credit card by the hotel once you have settled your account and checked out will be released. If you will be settling your accommodation account and incidentals by cash you will still be asked to provide your credit card for guarantee at the time of check-in.

If you will be settling your accommodation account by cash you will be asked to pre pay for your accommodation in full when you check-in plus a cash deposit to cover incidentals that may be incurred during your stay. Should you not utilise any incidentals during your stay the cash deposit, for incidentals only, will be refunded to you by the hotel upon check-out.
Please note the daily incidental charge may vary across the listed hotels.

Daily Incidental Charges

Please note the daily incidental charges the hotel will hold on your credit card may vary across the listed hotels.  Should you wish to confirm the amount that will be held against your card, please enquire with your hotel during check-in.

Late Arrivals / No Shows

Please indicate when you register, or notify the Conference Managers in writing, if you will arrive at your hotel after 1800 hours.  Failure to do so may result in your room being treated as a no-show and being released.

Check in / check out times

Check-in time for most hotels is 1500 hours and check-out time is 1000 hours.  Should you wish to guarantee your check-in before 1500 hours, you will need to pre-book and pay for the previous night.  If you wish to guarantee a late check-out you will need to book for the next night.

These additional nights can be booked at the time of making your reservation. Alternatively, if you have already made your accommodation booking, you can request the additional nights by advising the Conference Managers in writing.

If your organisation would like to make a group booking of 15 rooms or more at one of the listed hotels, please contact the Conference Managers with your group booking requirements.

If you would like to make a group booking of 15 rooms or more at a hotel not listed above, the Conference Managers will endeavour to secure rooms and negotiate group rates on your behalf with the hotel of your choice. With a large network of hotel contacts our accommodation specialists have the buying power to ensure all your needs are met and your booking is managed efficiently.

Contact the Conference Managers today to secure your group booking.