New waterfront Rydges a boost for upcoming Port Adelaide precinct

The new $19 million Rydges hotel being constructed on the waterfront in Port Adelaide will play a major part in the continuing growth of the upcoming precinct.

South Australian Tourism Commission chief executive Rodney Harrex said the announcement was a major boost for the ongoing renewal of Port Adelaide.

“We are very proud of our relationship with the CK Property Group and Event Hospitality & Entertainment and their commitment to invest in South Australia,” he said.

“Port Adelaide is seeing tremendous growth in business and leisure investment. We look forward to working with the team at Rydges at the Wharf Port Adelaide to support this new accommodation development.”

Rydges at the Wharf Port Adelaide will open with 180 rooms, conference and meeting facilities and a locally inspired restaurant and bar. It will also be the closest hotel to South Australia’s high-tech defence industry delivering the $50 billion Attack class Submarines and $30 billion Hunter Class Navy Frigate program.

The hotel will also service the nearby Technology Park and Edinburgh Defence precinct as well as the other 7000 businesses around Port Adelaide.

“With the growing defence and tourism sectors, there will be strong demand for this project and we look forward to Rydges becoming an integral part of the local community,” said Norman Arundel, hospitality & entertainment director of hotels and resorts at Event.

“Event has enormous enthusiasm for South Australia’s vibrant tourism and travel sector. We recently opened the highly successful Atura Adelaide Airport and have also announced the QT brand will be coming to Adelaide. Rydges at the Wharf Port Adelaide will be our third Rydges Hotel in South Australia.”