Launched in 2016 on King Street as part of the precinct’s initial development, Rydges Fortitude Valley was the first 4.5 star property to be established in the vicinity. The hotel drew inspiration from the 140-plus year old traditional festival of the Ekka, held in the nearby Brisbane Showgrounds, for its ambience and offering which sets it apart by creating a unique character that has only grown over the years.

From the very beginning, Rydges Fortitude Valley focused on a corporate and event based mix of guests, the perfect segment for its 208 spacious rooms and conferencing and event spaces. The close proximity to the Royal International Convention Centre is an added bonus, being a literal stone’s throw away from the venue making accommodation an easy choice. With a 24 hour reception and other essential facilities such as complimentary wifi, Rydges Fortitude Valley ensures guests are well looked after during their visit.

The conferencing and event spaces themselves are diverse and readily customisable, thanks to inbuilt partitions that can separate the main space—The Pasture—into three individual spaces or a combination of rooms. Coupled with state of the art in-house Audio Visual Equipment, natural lighting, no pillars, individual air conditioning temperature control, and personalised service, Rydges Fortitude Valley prides itself on making events and functions personal, efficient, and affordable. For events that require a more intimate ambience, the VIP Room with its old Queenslander library décor is guaranteed to amaze. As an outdoor setting, the Paddock Bar along with its external deck wrapped around a heritage listed fig tree creates an enchanting atmosphere.

Catering is capably handled by our world class in-house chefs, featuring a variety of carefully crafted items that are customised according to client requirements. For more information and to get in touch with our friendly events team, please call 07 3188 3000 or email us on functions_rydgesfortitudevalley@evt.com.