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Novotel Norwest Relaunches as Rydges Under New Management Agreement

March 25, 2019 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Following a strong run of new management acquisitions, Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT) today announced it has entered into a management agreement with Visy Dior Pty Ltd, an affiliated company of Merc Capital, to manage the hotel currently branded as Novotel Norwest.

As of 2 April 2019, the hotel will relaunch as Rydges Norwest Sydney, alongside EVENT’s current stable of hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand that include the Rydges, QT and Atura brands.

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 adding a contemporary vibrancy and appeal to the hotel’s restaurant, bar and conference facilities, which will be designed to reflect and complement the locale of the property.

Norman Arundel, Director of Hotels and Resorts, EVENT, said, “The arrival of Rydges Norwest will herald a new era for this outstanding hotel.  Our team is excited about the appointment and look forward to Rydges becoming an integral part of the Norwest community.”

Tony Merhi, CEO and Managing Director of Merc Capital and affiliated companies, said, “After acquiring the Norwest hotel in mid-2018, I am pleased that Rydges will manage and operate the hotel.  Drawing on their strong track record of bringing exciting and innovative hotels to the market, Rydges will deliver an exceptional hotel experience for guests.

“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.  We look forward to working with the Rydges team to make Rydges Norwest a huge success.”

Nick McLaughlin has been appointed as General Manager.  McLaughlin has previously been General Manager of two other EVENT managed properties; Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges and Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

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