Rydges Plaza Cairns

Cnr Grafton and Spence Sts, CAIRNS, Queensland 4870

Rydges Plaza Cairns

Cnr Grafton and Spence Sts, CAIRNS, Queensland 4870

Centrally located in the heart of town, Rydges Plaza Cairns accommodation is the closest of the 4 star Cairns hotels to the Cairns Convention Centre and within easy walking distance to the Reef Casino, Great Barrier Reef departure terminals, Esplanade Lagoon, Foreshore Promenade and Cairns Central shopping complex.

Boasting 101 guest rooms, wonderfully appointed with up to date facilities including Rydges Dream Beds, broadband internet access, air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, mini bar, cable television, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, hair dryer, media hub and ISD/STD direct dial telephone.

Hotel facilities include 24 hour reception, undercover secure parking (fees apply), room service, swimming pool with 3 private cabanas and sky deck, sauna, tour desk, business centre, valet laundry/dry cleaning service and complimentary use of off-site gym.

Lilo Restaurant provides a relaxed and funky atmosphere where guests can enjoy views of the CBD. With the luxury of full buffet for breakfast and a fusion of Asian, Italian and Australian menu in the evening, Lilo Restaurant is open everyday from 6.00am to 9.30am and from 4.00pm to 9.30pm. Lilo Bar is one of the city’s hippest bars, offering a great selection of beer, wines and cocktails. Enjoy your drink at the bar, on the terrace or by the rooftop swimming pool.

Two conference rooms are located on level 3 of the hotel and are connected with bi-fold doors to cater for up to 250 guests. Conference facilities also include an Executive Boardroom  located on the ground level accommodating up to 10 guests. Breakout areas accessible from the conference rooms include an outdoor terrace, one of the three cabanas and pool sky deck or the undercover lounge space at Lilo Bar.


Rydges Hotels & Resorts: Event Hospitality & Entertainment Group (EVT), Hotels, Resorts, Accommodation, Conferences, Events, Venues - Cairns Hotel, Cairns Conference Space, Cairns Function Space, Cairns Meeting Space 

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Venue Facilities

Name m2 U Shape Theatre Board Class Cabaret Banq Cocktail
Sudbury & Upolu combined 120 50 180 50 70 96 120 300
Boardroom 157 - - 10 - - - -
Lilo 350 - - - - 64 80 350
Poolside Deck 130 - - - - 48 60 130
Sudbury Room 162 40 120 30 50 48 80 150
Upolu Room 92 30 80 30 30 32 40 150

Venue Accommodation

Total Rooms:
Total Beds:
Name Rooms Single Double Queen King Sofa En Suite Shared Bath
Deluxe Queen Rooms 0 0 0 19 0 0 1 0
Deluxe Twin Rooms 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Disabled Room 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Executive Suites 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Standard Queen Rooms 0 0 0 17 0 0 1 0
Standard Twin Rooms 49 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Triple Rooms 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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Rydges Plaza Cairns

Cnr Grafton and Spence Sts, CAIRNS, Queensland 4870

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

Fudge by Rich

Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

Fudge by Rich As always, absolutely delicious with amazing feedback from all who tried the product! Beautifully packaged up for us, delivery process fast and reliable, and Nicole couldn't have been more helpful in turning around such a large order on such short notice ensuring we had everything needed for the trade show... Think I have a new favourite flavour too, the Rocky Road is to die for!!

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

Rydges Bankstown

Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."


An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."


The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

Dockside "We held our Staff Christmas party at Dockside this year - the venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none. From the moment I booked the venue, the service was fantastic. The event organiser kept in contact throughout the year, reminding when things needed to be done. Everything went smoothly on the night of the party, the food was amazing, the staff were excellent & the event manager on the night bent over backwards to help with...

Yarra Valley Estate

Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!