Appointment22 February 2018
Appointed Area General Manager
At Rydges Hotels in Brisbane, Australia
After completing a successful $30 million all-room upgrade including the creation of stunning new spaces and experiences at Rydges South Bank in Brisbane, a project which has won both awards and applause nationally, hotel General Manager Callum Kennedy has been appointed to the position of Area General Manager. The new role covers a region stretching from Port Macquarie in NSW through the Gold Coast to Brisbane and is one of the most in-demand in the country in terms of both leisure and tourist visitations.
Callum Kennedy has been General Manager of Rydges South Bank for the past five years, and prior to that was Executive Assistant Manager for four; before this he worked in hotels and the hospitality industry in London. He brings considerable experience and vision to the role.
Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (formerly Amalgamated Holdings Limited) is a proud Australian company with over 100 years of operation and an amazing example of how one entrepreneurial company parlayed its passion for the silver screen and its expertise in exhibition into various areas of entertainment, hospitality and leisure.
Recent Appointments at EVENT Hospitality
23 March 2018 — Previously executive chef at Pier Restaurant and more recently owner and chef at Gastro Park and The Antipodean Restaurant, King will be overseeing the food offering across all dining outlets at hotel, with an initial focus on signature restaurant Gowings Bar & Grill.
6 September 2017 — Solly is a General Manager who has had extensive experience working in and opening hotels across Australasia, India and Thailand.ore recently, Solly has been well-known around New Zealand’s luxury accommodation scene as Group General Manager of 5-star lodges Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge.
11 February 2016 — Mr Boydell takes the helm at the 246-room oceanfront hotel following the recent departure of former General Manager Matthew Hurley, who will become Area Manager for Rydges Hotels Queensland, as well as General Manager at the new Rydges Fortitude Valley in Brisbane that opens on 9 February, 2016.