Rydges hotel opening in Darling Harbour


The Rydges brand is heading to Darling Harbour with the rebranding of Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney when it reopens on August 8 as Rydges Darling Square Apartment Hotel.

Rydges Darling Square Apartment Hotel is the third new Rydges property announced in the last two months joining recent signings Rydges Perth King Square and Rydges Rotorua.

The 98-room property has been closed to undergo an extensive refurbishment of the apartments and studio rooms, restaurant, bar and conference rooms.


The rebrand comes after an agreement between Event Hospitality & Entertainment and Austin Hotels Group.

“We look forward to working with the incredible local teams to amplify the hotels’ offerings through EVENT’s sales and marketing channels, and providing our guests the unrivalled hotel experience they’ve come to expect from the Rydges brand,” said Norman Arundel, Event Hospitality and Entertainment’s director of hotel and resorts operations.


Yu Dongxiao, from Austin Hotels, said it was the group’s first hotel industry investment in Australia.

“We were looking for a local Australian brand that had a strong domestic loyalty footprint and that would work well with the elevated offering that the renovation had created,” said Dongxiao.

“We therefore knew that Rydges would be an ideal fit and we have found the perfect partner in EVENT to represent the property and deliver strong local results.”