Meriton Suites

Broadbeach, QLD

Spacious living area for entertaining.

Full size bathrooms.

Gorgeous views of the ocean or Gold Coast hinterland from most suites.

Dine in, or dine out or even entertain.

Fruits in Suits was delighted to host members and guests this month at Verandah Bar’s new space, Public. Public allows us to have the entire space to ourselves for Fruits. This month, our presenting partner was Meriton Suites.


With 19 properties across Australia, and more announced, Meriton Suites offers a range of accommodation options for the business and holiday traveller. We’ve showcased the Broadbeach, Gold Coast property above, however, you can find properties in a range of locations here on their website.

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Join Eminence today & be rewarded.

Join Meriton Suite’s Eminence Member Discount Program today and enjoy exclusive discounts when you book your next stay across any of their 19 hotel locations!

Benefits include up to 12% off your nightly room rate.

(L-R) James Fisher & Adrian Thompson – Meriton Suites, Scott Duncombe – SGLBA Partnerships Director.

About our Presenting Partner Meriton Suites.

Meriton Suites are internationally recognized and independently assessed and rated as 5-star accommodation.

Their award winning Guest Services team are continuously recognised for their welcoming and professional expertise and are on hand 24-hours a day.

You will stay connected with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all areas of their hotels including your suite. Wi-Fi unlimited and uncapped.

In addition to their warm service, you will enjoy the added convenience of onsite secure car parking, available at all locations. For those guests who need a workout or who simply want to maintain their current fitness regime while travelling, Meriton Suites fitness centres are a perfect option. Equipped with cardio equipment and weight machines, fitness centres are available at all locations.

Each property has an indoor heated swimming pool, spa and sauna (the Mascot Central location also has a steam room). The two Gold Coast properties, as well as their Church Street, Parramatta property also feature an additional outdoor pool and sun deck.

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About Fruits in Suits

What’s it about?

‘Fruits’ as it’s fondly known, has been running since 1996 and is the original of many so-named events in the Asia-Pacific.

It is a monthly social networking event held on the third Thursday of every month between 6pm – 9pm.

SGLBA welcomes members of the LGBTIQ community and their allies to all its events.

Who attends?

Business professionals from across the business community ranging from corporate, SME’s, and entrepreneurs.  

Membership provides FREE entry to Fruits in Suits & Lemons with a Twist & Lemons Live.

Membership begins at $95.00 for 12 months as an Associate Member. Serious Networkers should explore Networker membership.

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Meriton Suites & Fruits in Suits

A big thank you to Natasha Badrov our Events Director. Natasha will be stepping down from the board at the end of 2019, this was her last Fruits in Suits.

We wish Natasha all the best and thank her for her contribution to one of Sydney’s favourite LGBTIQ events. You’ll see Natasha at the Christmas Twinkle event on Friday 13th December at The Oxford Hotel.

Join us in December for Christmas Twinkle, a combined end-of-year Christmas celebration.

Friday 13th December at The Oxford Hotel.

Purchase your tickets online via Eventbrite for $20+BF and save. Entry on the night is $25 via credit card or EFTPOS. No cash sales at the door.

Thank you to our friends at New Theatre for their ongoing support.




“I would like to be the first Miss America from New Mexico.”

The Hoover family has seen better days. Richard, the father, is a less-than-inspiring motivational speaker; Grandpa’s been kicked out of his retirement home for bad behaviour; Uncle Frank has recently tried to kill himself after his boyfriend dumped him; moody teen, Dwayne, has taken a vow of silence; and much-put-upon mother Sheryl grits her teeth and holds it all together.

But energetic and optimistic Olive, the youngest Hoover, believes the world is full of possibilities, and enters a children’s beauty pageant.

Seeing a chance to change their luck, this dysfunctional and fractious family packs their beat-up Combi, and embarks on a cross-country journey from New Mexico to California, chasing the coveted title of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’.

Adapted from the Academy Award-winning film by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), this delightful musical comedy about pursuing your dreams is filled with warmth and humour and will charm audiences of all ages.

“An ingenious, jaunty, sweet invention” Newsday

Thank you to our favourite cloaking team from the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation.

Young, old, gay, straight, male, female, non-binary. 

Every race. 

Every religion.

HIV doesn’t care.

But the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation does.