New Bridgeport Hotel set to transform local tourism

The Bridgeport Hotel will welcome its first guests this June when it reopens to the public after a $45m upgrade.

The new six storey hotel, owned by South Australian hotel group EDP Hotels, will offer a deluxe accommodation and entertainment experience for locals and visitors overlooking the magnificent Murray River.

Incorporating state of the art technology and sustainability features, the hotel has 100 four-star rooms, an outdoor infinity pool, multiple bars and restaurants, a gaming lounge, a bottle shop as well as conference and event spaces.

The ‘cherry on top’ for local tourism

EDP Hotels co-owner Ian Tregoning said The Bridgeport Hotel would be ‘the cherry on top’ of the Murraylands’ tourism experience.

“Murray Bridge has so much to offer visitors with the river on its doorstep,” Ian said.

“The quality of local produce coming from this area, and the people who live here, also make Murray Bridge a great place to visit.

“We want to celebrate what makes the region great at The Bridgeport Hotel by creating a destination where locals and guests can enjoy fine food and wine, be entertained, share local experiences and make memories.”

Murray Bridge is ‘changing’

Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis said the reopening of The Bridgeport Hotel would be a big boost for tourism and the economy.

“Murray Bridge is changing and this hotel will put our town on the tourism map even more by encouraging visitors to stay and not head home at the end of the day,” the Mayor said.

“The hotel’s four star rating will fill a gap that has been missing in the region’s accommodation offering and council is keen to explore business tourism opportunities to attract more events and conferences to the region.

“With the Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre completed, the new infrastructure on Sixth Street and Sturt Reserve upgrade, we have the ability to host more major events and more capacity to offer high quality accommodation to visitors when hotel the reopens.”

A ‘game changer’ for the region

EDP Hotels co-owner Graham Hobbs said The Bridgeport Hotel will be the ‘signature property’ in the group which consists of 17 hotels across South Australia.

“This hotel holds a very special place in the EDP Hotels group – it is our biggest property and the only one that offers accommodation,” said Ian.

“It has taken ten years of planning and building to reach the point where we are now ready to open the doors and welcome guests.

“It is an overwhelming feeling to finally see the project coming to completion and to sense it’s going to be a game changer for the region.”

Planning a visit to Murray Bridge? The Bridgeport Hotel is one way you can extend your stay and make Murray Bridge yours.