Rydges Hotels and Resorts has been appointed by Primewest to manage the 300 room Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Primewest entered a contract to purchase the hotel in October 2012 and settlement has now occurred with Rydges taking over management of the iconic property this week (Jan 11).
The Esplanade Fremantle is one of Western Australia’s major conference, corporate and leisure hotels and the Rydges group plans to build on its great reputation for service and first class facilities while ensuring the property remains at the forefront of current hospitality industry trends, according to Esplanade Hotel by Rydges General Manager David Bornmann.
“The Esplanade is a real institution for both locals and visitors to Fremantle, so it’s a fantastic property to be aligned with. We will be working hard to keep the best elements of the hotel, as well as adding some new touches to make guests’ experiences even better,” he said.
Bornmann was previously a West Australian resident when he managed Rydges Perth.
He said changes set to take place over a period of time will include the introduction of Rydges Dream Beds throughout the hotel, a significant upgrade of Wi-Fi services and a renewed focus on the hotel’s food and beverage offering, which is always a strong foundation in any Rydges hotel.
With almost two decades of experience, Primewest is a leading Perth-based property developer with a national portfolio exceeding AUD$1.5 billion. Properties include shopping centres, bulky retail, CBD offices, industrial and broad acre residential subdivisions. Primewest and Rydges established a relationship following the acquisition of Rydges Kalgoorlie in 2007.