Rydges’ stylish, new Gold Coast Airport hotel opens in Queensland

by James Wilkinson

The brand new, 192-room Rydges Gold Coast Airport hotel has opened its doors to the public as the first and only airport hotel on the Gold Coast.

Located a one minute walk from the Gold Coast International Terminal, five minutes from Bilinga and Kirra Beaches and a short drive from Surfers Paradise, Queensland’s theme parks and the popular hub of Byron Bay, the 192-room property is uniquely placed to service as an airport style hotel, while also appealing to the needs of the leisure market.

The new hotel features well-appointed Deluxe, Premium and Executive rooms over seven levels, with facilities to accommodate short and long stays and the varying needs of corporate and leisure travellers.

The hotel has been designed to reflect the unique lifestyle of the Gold Coast, with themed murals and artworks that bring to life elements of the Sunshine State, from local flora, to the famous surf beaches and the iconic Gold Coast skyline.

The property also boasts a 24-hour reception, resort style swimming pool, fully equipped gym, complimentary WiFi, free undercover car parking and conferencing and event spaces to cater to groups of between 10 and 250 people.

Guests and visitors to the Rydges Gold Coast Airport can also enjoy the Runway Restaurant and Bar, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Salty Fox Rooftop Bar, which offers spectacular views to the east over the ocean and to the west over the tarmac to the hinterland.

“We’ve opened the doors to a truly unique hotel, we’re an airport hotel by location offering a guest experience that will position us just as comfortably with the leisure market,” said Rydges Gold Coast Airport Hotel General Manager, Luke Harley.

“No other airport hotel in Australia can offer guests a 25 metre resort-style pool, outstanding roof top bar with uninterrupted ocean and tarmac views – just one minute walk from the airport terminal – while also being so conveniently located to all the surrounding sights, sounds taste and experiences the Gold Coast and surrounds has to offer”.

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Director of Hotels and Resorts, Norman Arundel, added: “We are thrilled to open the doors of Rydges Gold Coast Airport and look forward to playing an active role in supporting the local tourism and hospitality sectors.

“The unique position of the Rydges Gold Coast Airport makes it the ideal locale for both corporate and leisure travellers.

“The property delivers the facilities you’d expect from a traditional airport hotel, while also catering to and offering the perfect base for holiday makers to explore all the Gold Coast and its surrounds have to offer.

“Prior to the impact of COVID-19 on travel, the Gold Coast Airport was the sixth busiest airport in Australia, with more than 6 million people passing through its gates each year, and we look forward to contributing to efforts to drive tourism on the Gold Coast, and beyond, as borders reopen domestically and internationally.”