Rydges Melbourne re-opens after a total transformation

  • July 20, 2023

Rydges Melbourne has officially reopened, unveiling a full refurbishment with a refreshing new local look and feel.

The new Rydges flagship property is well suited to the needs of the business traveller featuring 310 King Standard Rooms, 35 Suites and 25 Apartments.

Rydges Melbourne Deluxe King Room
Rydges Melbourne Deluxe King Room. Photo: Supplied

Rooms are equipped with the renowned Rydges DreamBeds, ensuring guests have all the essentials for a perfect night’s sleep.
State of the art tech provides seamless and connected experiences throughout the property. Removing the barrier of a reception desk, guests are able to check-in online from their mobile device or self-service kiosks, and are greeted by the friendly hotel team. In-room TVs offer casting, room service and more.

Rydges, Melbourne rooftop pool.
Rydges, Melbourne rooftop pool. Photo: Supplied

The property also boasts one of Melbourne’s largest conference and event offerings, including 11 newly designed meeting areas, spanning an expansive 1500 sqm across 2 levels. The largest space, previously the iconic Bobby McGee’s and now a ballroom, showcases its magnificence through soaring seven-metre-high ceilings as well as housing an incredible 4x7m HD LED screen. Level two is home to the new Rooftop Terrace, providing guests with expansive outdoor space and sweeping panoramic views of iconic landmarks such as Her Majesty’s Theatre and ChinaTown.

Bossley Bar & Restaurant at Rydges, Melbourne
Bossley Bar & Restaurant at Rydges, Melbourne. Photo: Supplied

The all new Bossley Bar & Restaurant, at the hotel lends itself to Melbourne’s well-established CBD dining scene and takes inspiration from the hotel’s prime location.

Bossley Bar & Restaurant winter menu at Rydges, Melbourne
Bossley Bar & Restaurant winter menu at Rydges, Melbourne. Photo: Supplied

Its menu is thoughtfully crafted to showcase locally sourced ingredients, offering a culinary journey that embraces the vibrant and diverse flavours of Victoria. Rydges Melbourne has partnered with local food and beverage suppliers from regions such as Diamond Valley, Port Phillip Bay, Lockwood, the Yarra Valley and Gippsland.

Rydges, Melbourne Lobby
Rydges, Melbourne Lobby. Photo: Supplied

The hotel’s interiors that have been influenced by natural Australian muted tones of eucalyptus green and rusty ochre featuring rounded edges and tactile textures, the property has an abundance of natural light, soft tones and timber, along with theatrical ceilings. Throughout the hotel an impressive collection of art curated by interior stylist Janet Graham, celebrates the unique styles of various local artists.

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