2020 ISSRM: Lodging

2020 ISSRM: Venue and Lodging

Venue and Conference Hotel: Conference sessions and the majority of events will be at the The Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns Marina.

The Shangri-La Hotel is a five star accommodation located in downtown Cairns. Conference participants can dine in one of the three restaurants located in the hotel or walk to one of the many restaurants and bars nearby. The hotel is situated within the Cairns Marlin Marina, one of Australia’s premiere marinas.

The ISSRM Planning Committee has negotiated a premium special rate for conference participants. 

  • Deluxe  King Room (City, Garden, or Pool View) – $225* AU per room, per night
  • Deluxe Twin Room (City, Garden, or Pool View) – $225* AU per room, per night

*Rates include up to 2 breakfasts per room and complimentary Health Club Access. Exchange rate to USD is about $155 per room, per night (based on July 2019 exchange rates).

Please follow the steps below to reserve your Shangri-La Hotel lodging using the group code

1) Go to the Shangri-La website by clicking here.
2) Enter all the necessary requirements such as check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, and number of occupants.
3) Under the “Special Rate” area, select “Group Code” and enter the Group Code ISS230620.
4) Click the Check Availability button to continue.
5) Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking.

If you have lodging or booking questions, please email the hotel directly at [email protected].

Additionally, reservations can also be made over the phone by calling +61 7 4052 7700. Please be sure to mention the group/block code ISS230620.

Other Recommended Lodging Options

Cairns is a popular destination for guests on all budgets. There are around 300 accommodation options spread across all price categories from budget to luxury.  The majority of these are down town and within walking distance of the conference venue (Shangri-La Hotel), restaurants, cafes and other services.

Commercial accommodation in the center of Cairns has budget options for around $20 USD per night in shared dormitories.

Below are a few other lodging options (rates and AU to USD exchange rate my vary):

One Star

  • NJoy! Resort – 1 person in 4-Share dormitory / shared bathroom $25 AU per night ($19 US)

Two Star

  • Cairns City Motel Double room with ensuite $75 AU per night ($56 US*)
  • A1 Inn the City Double room with ensuite $85 AU per night ($64 US)

Three Star

  • Acacia Court Hotel double room with ensuite: $109 per night ($82 US)
  • Ibis Styles Cairns Double room with ensuite  $125 AU per night ($94 US)
  • Cairns Plaza hotel Triple room (1 double and 1 single) $134 AU per night ($101 US)

Four Star

  • Cairns Sheridan Hotel triple room (1 double and 1 single) $140 AU per night ($105 US)
  • Rydges Esplanade Hotel Ocean view Double room $186 AU per night ($140 US)
  • Pullman Cairns International Double room $189 per night ($142 US)

Five Star

  • Hilton Cairns Ocean view Double room (two King beds) $207 AU per night ($155 US)
  • The Bailey in Cairns (see hotel website for prices)
  • The Flynn in Cairns (see hotel website for prices)
  • The Riley in Cairns (see hotel website for prices)