Winner of the “Best Overall Hotel” at the AHA|SA 2021 awards

27th October 2021

11 years of planning and redevelopment has resulted in the Bridgeport Winning “Best Overall Hotel” AHA|SA awards 2021

The hotel was also awarded Best Redeveloped Hotel – Country and received the Judge’s Commendation for Staff Development & Training. All those that have been involved are extremely proud to be rewarded for their hard work and dedication to the redevelopment of the Bridgeport.

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.

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 carparking, 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.

More than 120 local jobs have been created alone with ongoing support for regional produce and tourism across the Murrayland.

The General Manager of The Bridgeport, Mary-Lou Corcoran said her focus in hiring was supporting the local community.

“This award has ongoing outcomes for the entire Murraylands region with so many local people given the opportunity of employment. Also, local business who support the Bridgeport will now have more opportunity to flourish”

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.”

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