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The lambada is known as the sexiest dance on the planet – Braz Dos Santos’ Brazouka takes the sexy Brazilian dance up another notch. The show comes to Australia in October and November and tickets will be in demand. It is not just a dance show – it is an extraordinary true story from the toughest... Continue reading

36 Hours in Canberra

The New York Times recently featured a travel article under the banner 36 Hours in Canberra and gave our capital an excellent review. While stating that it missed out on Sydney’s glitz and Melbourne’s European chic, it found plenty to rave about. In sweeping terms it mentioned the ‘vast grassy fi... Continue reading

Ah! Sweet mystery of life…

Ah! Sweet mystery of life… so goes the song from the operetta, Naughty Marietta. There is also a Spanish proverb, ‘Las cosas, claras y el chocolate espeso’ – it translates as ‘Ideas should be clear and chocolate thick’. Rydges South Bank Brisbane’s Head Chef at Bacchus Restaurant, Mark Penna, has ha... Continue reading

Auckland and Melbourne Voted Most Friendly

A recent survey by Conde Nast Traveler magazine saw Auckland and Melbourne voted most friendly in the world. A number of factors were taken into account including, of course, the demeanour of the locals. Melbourne was commended for being one of the ‘classiest cities in the world’ and was praised ... Continue reading

The Hundred Foot Journey

The Hundred Foot Journey is a joy. It is a movie about food and it is a cinematic version of comfort food. You don’t have to analyse or think too hard, just take an enjoyable journey. To continue the analogy, it is more like well-cooked lamb shanks with mashed potato than a Heston Blumenthal seaweed... Continue reading

Guy Sebastian Concert Dates

The February 2015 Guy Sebastian Concert dates have been announced and tickets go on sale Monday, August 18 at midday. The ‘Madness’ Tour will play arenas in six cities and they should be incredible shows. Guy has enlisted the assistance of Canadian-born Bruce Ramus who has designed and directed l... Continue reading

Bar Surry Hills Brew

If you would like to sample a Bar Surry Hills brew there’s plenty of choice with 12 beers on tap including the award-winning Lovedale Lager. The Lovedale Brewery is the Hunter Valley’s newest and it had a fine time at the recent Australian International Beer Awards – not only was it chosen in the... Continue reading

Sydney Opera House Piano Treat

If you are in the mood for a real Sydney Opera House Piano Treat, head there on Saturday, August 16 for the matinee performance from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The much-loved pianist, David Helfgott, who has just returned from a European tour, will take to the stage to perform the work that led to worldwi... Continue reading

Beautiful Whale and the Lion King

Rydges World Square and Rydges Sydney Central are handy to many of Sydney’s main tourist attractions and two that are currently worth checking out are Beautiful Whale and The Lion King. The Lion King has been wowing audiences at the Capitol Theatre in The Haymarket and it has to close on August 3... Continue reading

Mums ‘n’ Bubs High Tea

Congratulations and thanks to the Rydges Campbelltown team and local community who supported a Mums ‘n’ Bubs High Tea fundraiser for Children’s Hospitals. Over 120 guests including 32 children plus 30 babies attended the inaugural High Tea fundraiser held at the hotel last week. Peppa Pig enterta... Continue reading

Andrea Bocelli Down Under Tour

Next month sees the Andrea Bocelli Down Under Tour. He heads to New Zealand first to play Vector Arena in Auckland on Thursday, September 11 then heads across the ditch to play the Australian capital cities… the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday, September 14, Allphones Arena Sydney on Tuesday... Continue reading

Welcome Home Torah Bright

Thredbo is thrilled to be able to say welcome home Torah Bright. This lovely, talented sportswoman with the amazing smile was born and raised in Cooma and she has returned to the Snowy Mountains to join the team at Thredbo. Torah is our most successful Winter Olympics athlete and was the first Au... Continue reading

City 2 Surf 2014

Not many sleeps until the Sun-Herald City 2 Surf 2014 on Sunday, August 10 and if you are coming from out of town for the event, Rydges can ensure you get a good night’s sleep the night before or after the race. The race is 14km in distance and starts at the intersection of Park and College Stree... Continue reading

NRL Grand Final Tickets

NRL Grand Final tickets go on sale Thursday (July 31). You would need to be truly psychic to pick which two teams will do battle for the 2014 premiership and the Proven-Summons Trophy. Round 20 of 26 rounds has just been completed and the ladder is showing the tightest of competitions with 12 tea... Continue reading

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