Bridgeport’s Big Win “Overall Hotel of the Year- Regional”

After winning the AHA|SA awards in 2021, Bridgeport qualified for the AHA National Awards for Excellence and last night was accredited with the prestigious award “Overall Hotel of the Year – Regional”.

The 2022 AHA National Awards for Excellence was held on Monday 7th February in Hobart, Tasmania. One of the Bridgeport’s owners, Ian Tregoning describes the win as overwhelming and is extremely proud of his team’s hard work and dedication to the redevelopment and running of the Bridgeport.
“Uniquely, we designed it in-house, we built it in-house and we run it in-house.” said Mr Tregoning.

The modern contemporary six storey Hotel building is the largest, most luxurious hotel in the Murraylands and officially opened it’s doors on Tuesday 8th June 2021 after a $45 MILLION redevelopment. More than 120 local jobs have been created alone with ongoing support for regional produce and tourism across the Murrayland.

The centre piece of the Hotel are the 100 high quality, accommodation rooms which will draw guests from all around the world as the place to stay in the Murraylands.
Each suite has a king bed, living and working area, bathroom and walk-in shower, locally commissioned artwork, in-room entertainment, room service and free WiFi. Guest facilities include dedicated under cover car parking, a gymnasium and an outdoor heated infinity pool and bar located on the Hotel’s first floor overlooking inspirational views of the Murray River.

The Hotel’s ground floor features, sports bar, lounge bar, gaming lounge, alfresco terrace bar, and the Rivergum Restaurant. The Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Offering diners an enticing South Australian inspired menu featuring the very best local produce. The ground floor also houses two private function rooms, the River Room and the Charles Sturt Room which are designed to cater for large scale events and functions. Adjacent to the Charles Sturt Room is a dedicated private conference room to suit 14 delegates. The room features in-built AV system for stress-free teleconferencing, ideal for conferences or events.

The first floor of the Hotel features the largest private function space in the venue. The Murray Room hosts up to 300 cocktail guests and boasts its own spacious private bar, built-in stage, permanent dance floor and adjoining balcony showcasing the picturesque Murray River views. Ideal for functions, conferences and weddings … and much more.

The owners of EDP Hotels, Graham Hobbs and Ian Tregoning believe “Murray Bridge has been long overdue for high quality accommodation which will act as a springboard for local tourism. The Bend, Monarto Zoo, golf, horse racing and all forms of River activities will all benefit enormously from the Bridgeport Hotel redevelopment. Tourism in S.A. will have a new focal point in the Murray Bridge region helping all local businesses to flourish.”

EDP Hotels (formerly Eureka Hotel Group) is a proudly South Australian owned and operated business.
Established in 1993, EDP Hotels operates 17 licensed venues, including 10 retail liquor outlets plus an accommodation apartment across South Australia.

EDP Hotels has a long history of hotel redevelopment with the latest being the V Hotel (Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia SA) completed in August 2018 which won Best Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan (2019 – AHA SA) and Sporties Tavern (150 Warnertown Rd, Solomontown SA) completed in October 2017 which has won awards for Best Redeveloped Hotel – Country (2018 – AHA SA) and Best Bar Presentation & Service – Regional (2018 – AHA SA & National).