Rydges Canberra unveils its new look

The entire property now boasts a refreshed design with 1950s style cues.

Rydges Canberra has unveiled a sleek new look after completing a multi-million-dollar renovation across the entire property.

Formerly Rydges Capital Hill, the hotel now features refreshed guest rooms and event spaces, plus an updated lobby, reception, bar and restaurant.

The property’s renovations were overseen by architecture and interior design firm Plus Architecture and draw on 1950s style cues, highlighting the unique atrium space.

The new look features terrazzo tiles, textured layering of natural materials with tan and deep blue colour tones.

Rydges Canberra
Lobby bar

This is complemented by live forestry with mature trees, leafy canopies and a functioning chef’s garden, for use in the property’s new signature restaurant The George Bar and Grill.

The reimagined hotel will be led by hotelier Steven James, who boasts more than a decade of hospitality experience in leadership roles across Australia.

“With this renovation our team is looking to create lasting memories, new levels of service and an unmatched experience for our guests, both corporate and leisure,” he said.

“We’ve made a substantial investment in this property, which reflects our belief in the hotel offer and the local travel and hospitality industry more broadly, as we look to do what we can to support interstate and intrastate travel.

“With some of the largest accommodation rooms in the city, Rydges Canberra is the ideal choice for those who like a little more space to spread out, plus, we’ve got an exciting new food and beverage offer, premium conferencing and event spaces and a great selection of onsite facilities.”

The venue offers fully equipped event spaces, with capacity for up to 200 guests, plus executive boardrooms and break-out rooms.

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