Foodie Friendly Hotels | Rydges Southbank

After completing a massive 30 MILLION dollar redesign, Rydges Southbank is looking better than ever and just in time for it's 20th birthday!

Fun fact: Rydges was the first hotel to call Southbank home. When it opened all those years ago Southbank was no where near the bustling foodie metropolis it is today... On June 20th Rydges Southbank marked its 20th anniversary and the completion of a 3 year massive room redesign project. All 304 rooms, and 64 suites received a facelift. A new stylish color palate of luxe tobacco and burgundy wrap the hotel, accented with avant guarde designer carpet and unlike many of it's competitors all rooms throughout the hotel feature a luxurious KING coil bed.

All this paired with it's prime location make Rydges Southbank the perfect place for a relaxing foodie staycation. In fact, we recently treated ourselves to one! Take a peek inside our magnificent weekend at Rydges Southbank:


Walking into our home for the weekend we'd be lying if we said we didn't feel like a bit of a celebrity...That exlcusive "VIP" feeling just comes naturally when you book one of the best rooms the hotel has to offer. Oh, and the 5 star service we recieved from the staff upon arrival +  the complimentary chocolates and wine that were waiting for us in our room also helped...But enough about all that, let's take a gander at the suite.

The King River Suite features a separate living room and bedroom, luxurious king coil bed, stylish furnishings, queen sofa bed, small kitchen, a 4 point bathroom with deep bath and shower, and last but certainly not least...a private wrap around balcony with a stunning river view.  Everything you could possibly need for a relaxing staycation at Southbank.

The room was immaculate, the bed sheets were crisp and the view was insane... We felt like we could reach out and touch the wheel of Brisbane from our balcony! We knew the view at night time would be pretty spectacular with all the gleaming lights of Southbank but what we hadn't anticipated was the mesmerizing sunset backdrop. If you are looking to spoil your special someone then pair that view with a nice wine (and a warm jumper), and you've got a beautiful weekend.


The foodie perks are endless at Rydges Southbank. You literally have one of Brisbane's most popular dining precincts at you doorstep! Mr. Fitz, Doughnut Time, Tipplers Tap, The Manhattan Line, Zeus Street Greak and more.... All of Southbank's delectable restaurants and bars are only a few minutes walk from your room.

If you'd rather avoid the maddening weekend crowds at Southbank, no worries, Rydges has you covered. Soleil Pool Bar, CBD Cafe, and the multi awarded fine dining restaurant, Bacchus, are only a elevator ride away and more than able to satisfy your cravings.

For more information and booking, head to the Rydges Southbank website, available here

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. AmeriAus was the guest of Rydges Southbank.