Introduction

The new Rydges Melbourne, reopened mid 2023 following an incredible transformation of the hotel and event spaces. Throughout the building, carefully considered spaces and technology have been integrated into the design to offer a seamless experience.  From the kiosk check in supported by a team of hosts on hand to help or provide local advise to the 4 x 7 metre HD LED screen in the new Centre Stage, there is more on every level at the new Rydges Melbourne. Offering more than 1500 square metres of versatile venues for conferencing and events over 11 flexible spaces plus new leisure spaces including the fitness studio and terrace and the roof top pool deck, Rydges Melbourne offers a complete residential conference solution. A total of 370 king rooms, suites and apartments feature all the amenities you would expect in a new hotel room.  Every Rydges room features the new signature Dream Bed, soundproof glass and individual temperature control for a restful night’s sleep.  The apartment provide the space and amenities of an inner city apartment with the service of a hotel.  An open plan living, dining and kitchenette plus a coffee pod machine, Nutribullet juicer, dishwasher and laundry facilities adjoin a spacious separate king bedroom ensuite with an oversized walk in shower with dual shower head and the Deluxe Apartments, with a deep soaker bathtub.    All the rooms, suites and apartments have been designed to reflect the modern traveller, offering super high speed Wi-Fi, USB charging ports, 55 inch smart TVs with casting capabilities plus in room dining 24/7 and locally sourced minibars for a taste of Australia.  Bossley Bar & Restaurant includes private dining spaces and a vibrant outdoor terrace, overlooking Melbourne’s the gateway to Chinatown and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Phone: 03 9662 0511
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Address 186 Exhibition Street, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000

Amenities

General

  • Star Rating : 4.5 Star
  • Accommodation Style : Hotel

Meeting Facility Description

Across the first two floors, Rydges has transformed the former event and meeting rooms into incredible, state of the art conferencing and event facilities offering flexibility for different requirements. Connecting the spaces, the pre function foyer spaces have been designed to have seamless flow and provide the amenities needed for a pre-event space or for a trade expo, with space to set up individual booths or stands.  There is free flowing complimentary still and sparkling water, juice, tea and coffee for event and conference guests to enjoy, all part of the warm Rydges service. Centre Stage, is the most spacious of the new event spaces, with its own dedicated pre-event bar. A pillar less ballroom, it features a super-sized 7 x 4 metre LED screen and operable wall to divide into two spaces if required.  The architects have retained the soaring ceilings of the former theatre, with an almost 7 metre high space, providing a true sense of grandeur.    The Meeting Places on the same level can be used as one larger space, or through operable walls, divide into up to four areas, with views abundant natural light. On level two, Terrace Rooms, adjoin with the expansive outdoor terrace, with retractable heated awnings suitable for cocktails for up to 360 square metres, one of Melbourne’s larges terraces in the CBD.  The architects and designers have transformed Rydges Melbourne with a colour palette inspired by the Australian landscape using natural materials and light to create an inviting atmosphere, refreshingly local.

Meeting Facility Details

Exhibits Space
Largest Room
Total Sq. M
Reception Capacity
Theatre Capacity
Banquet w stage & dancefloor
Cabaret Capacity
U Shape Capacity
Venue Pricing
Restaurant:Entire Venue Capacity
Restaurant:Private Function Rooms
Restaurant: Cuisine
Hollow Square Capacity
Banquet Capacity
Number of Rooms
Suites
Classroom Capacity
Sleeping Rooms
No
495
1500
500
410
260
248
50
Venue Hire/Minimum Spend
110
60
Modern Australian
30
330
11
59
120
370

Meeting Rooms

Room/ Space
Centre Stage
Meeting Place
Meeting Place 1
Meeting Place 2
Meeting Place 3
Meeting Place 4
The Terrace
Terrace I
Terrace II
Terrace III
Pool Rooftop
The Terrace & Terrace Rooftop
Little Bossley
Private Dining Room
Lt Bossley + Private Dining Room
Square Meters Width Length Height Booths Theater Capacity Classroom Capacity Banquet Capacity Reception Capacity Amphitheater Present Listening Devices Present
495.00m2 6m 20 410 120 340 500

No

Yes

332.00m2 10.395m 27.505m 3.3m 14 225 88 240 300

No

Yes

83.00m2 6.765m 10.395m 3.3m 0 75 24 50 80

No

Yes

83.00m2 6.765m 10.395m 3.3m 0 80 24 60 80

No

Yes

83.00m2 6.765m 10.395m 3.3m 0 80 24 60 80

No

Yes

83.00m2 6.765m 10.395m 3.3m 0 75 24 50 80

No

Yes

143.00m2 5.66m 22.075m 2.4m 0 0 0 54 130

No

Yes

57.00m2 7.2m 7.5m 2.4m 0 0 0 22 50

No

Yes

43.00m2 7.35m 5.66m 2.4m 0 0 0 20 40

No

Yes

43.00m2 7.35m 5.66m 2.4m 0 0 0 20 40

No

Yes

233.00m2 15.25m 16.33m 3m 0 0 0 0 60

No

No

460.00m2 15m 30m 2.4m 0 0 0 54 360

No

No

37.50m2 7.5m 5m 2.7m 0 0 0 13 25

No

No

52.00m2 7.5m 7m 2.7m 0 0 0 40 60

No

No

90.00m2 7.5m 12m 2.7m 0 0 0 53 100

No

No