Novotel Norwest rebrands as Rydges under new management agreement

The Novotel Norwest will relaunch as Rydges Norwest Sydney after Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited announced it has entered into a management agreement with Visy Dior to manage the hotel.

Plans are well underway for a major upgrade of the 132 room, 4.5 star hotel, located within the Norwest Business Park in Sydney’s Hills District. The planned upgrade will focus on the hotel’s restaurant, bar and conference facilities.

Nick McLaughlin has been appointed as the new general manager. He was previously GM at Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges and Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

Norman Arundel, director of hotels and resorts at Event, said the rebrand and refresh will herald a new era for the hotel.

“Our team is excited about the appointment and look forward to Rydges becoming an integral part of the Norwest community,” he said.

Tony Merhi, CEO and managing director of Visy Dior’s parent company Merc Capital, said they welcomed the new management agreement.

“As a local Australian brand, the Rydges team brings to Norwest a unique perspective, which will reflect the area and the needs of our valued guests,” he said. “We look forward to working with the Rydges team to make Rydges Norwest a huge success.”