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Rydges to Manage Reef Resort Port Douglas

October 24, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Premier entertainment, hospitality and leisure company, Event Hospitality & Entertainment Ltd (Event) today announced it has secured the management rights to the Reef Resort Port Douglas in addition to its current stable of hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


As of 1st November, 2016 the resort will be rebranded to Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges offering resort life with the convenience of self-catered accommodation in the form of one, two and three bedroom villas boasting 98 rooms and set amongst 15 acres of lush tropical gardens.

Each of the two-storey villas at Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges includes plenty of living space featuring stylish lounge and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen with a separate laundry and a balcony or patio, giving guest ample privacy, room to relax, unwind and be the master of their holiday.

Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges comprises of two lagoon-style swimming pools and with barbeque facilities and a restaurant and bar.

The resort offers an idyllic location whether guest want to ride, walk or drive to Port Douglas’ dining and shopping precinct of Macrossan street or stroll a short distance to the stunning and iconic Four Mile Beach.

Sun Palm Transport and Coral Reef Coaches operate a local shuttle bus service between The Reef Marina and Rainforest Habitat with scheduled stops at the Reef Resort Port Douglas – between the two companies, buses run approximately every 15 minutes between 7:00am and midnight every day of the week with  tickets just $5 each way.

Guests at the Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges can also look forward to some of the standard Rydges offerings including:

  • Free WI-FI for all guests – whether visiting overnight or just for a coffee.
  • A new ‘Rise Breakfast’ concept, which takes a nod from nutritionist recommendations around a healthful breakfast being the most important meal of the day. While still buffet-style in nature, the Rise Breakfast includes freshly-squeezed juice shots, made to order smoothies & juice blends, super healthy cereals and fresh fruit as well as a great range of hot options including eggs cooked to individual preference.
  • In trademark Event style, even the mini-bar has undergone a quirky designer overhaul with Rydges branded sweets, nibbles & potato crisps plus fun games & add-ons complimenting the overall offering.

“Event Hospitality & Entertainment are no strangers to Far North Queensland owning and operating four hotels across the Rydges and QT brand, as well as three cinemas under Event Cinemas and Moonlight Cinemas,” said Norman Arundel, General Manager of Rydges Hotels & Resorts. “With The Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges joining our stable will strengthen our offering for our PGR Members and also bring new elements to the resort through our standard offerings such as complementary Wi-Fi , fun mini-bar concepts.”

Become a Priority Guest Rewards (PGR) member to start receiving great benefits and rates today at the Reef Resort Port Douglas by Rydges and all Event Hotels and Resorts –

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