Rydges Esplanade Resorts Takes The Pain Out Of Traveling With Kids

Shannon Craig

Shannon Craig

The Rydges Esplanade Resorts will be throwing its newly designed innovative family style accommodation open on July 1, 2013. In fact the prototype that was introduced back in August 2012 received a fantastic response from families for which reason the Rydges Esplanade Resorts has expanded the concept to a total of six rooms.

Shannon Craig, Rydges Esplanade’s Resident Manager mentioned that the newly designed family rooms are aimed to ensure parents traveling with kids don’t have a trying time keeping their little ones happy. In fact they are designed to keep all members of the family happy.

Mum, dad and the kids are going to love the new design that essentially is a combination of the latest in comfortable interior designing and technology. Each room comes with a choice of views, either the view of the Coral Sea or a view of the mountains in Cairns’ Hinterland.

Cairns’ family tourism market is on a steady rise and with that it becomes imperative that more and more comfortable accommodations that are not merely designed with routine features, rather keeping in mind the specific needs of a family traveling with kids are available. She mentioned Rydges Esplanade’s new family accommodation addresses this requirement. Each of the six family style accommodations will have a relaxing environment for the parents while also providing a separate area for the kids to sleep and entertain.

For parents she said, the highlight of the room is undoubtedly the superior comfort of a Rydges’ Dream Bed which will come with either an ocean or rainforest view. While mum and dad takes some time off on their own, watching TV or enjoying the gorgeous views, kids can have a blast in their separate designated area inside the accommodation.

Kids bed console

Kids bed console

The children’s room comes with custom designed funky bunk beds with each bed having its own 15” LCD TV. Each of these TVs are connected to a Xbox which allows split-screen viewing for gaming or watching DVD. Kids can connect their iPod or iPad for streaming additional content as per their choice. The kids area also comes with a third smaller day-bed. The best thing about the kids entertainment package is the separate headphones which comes with the bed consoles that enables a quiet relaxing time for the parents while the kids are having a blast.

To summarize these are the features of the new Rydges Esplanade Resort’s family accommodation:

1.    Spacious family room with private balcony and expansive, ocean or mountain views

2.    Rydges’ Dream Bed (Queen)

3.    Separate children’s domain that includes one bunk bed and in some rooms, a smaller bed/day bed with ‘snug’s storage and drawers.

4.    Children’s in-room entertainment comprises X-Box with split-screen gaming. Games available for hire from hotel reception. DVD’s also available from reception, free of charge.  Additional content can be streamed to the TV’s via personal Ipads or Ipods.

5.    Kids personalised mini bar menu that includes water sports, head phones and healthy snack foods.

6.     All rooms feature broadband, mini bar, work desk and a 32″ LCD  television.

7.    Extra largemini bar (adult).

8.    Full use of resort’s facilities including swimming pool with loungers, gym and tennis court as well as CHB restaurant and bar.

9.    Further recreation opportunities just minutes from the room along Cairns Esplanade whose path offers a short walk to the CBD.

Rydges Esplanade Resort’s new family accommodation is available for booking at a price starting at just $199 for two adults and two kids under 12 years of age. To book online please login to www.rydges.com/esplanadecairns

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Rory Mukherjee

Rory Mukherjee is a freelance article writer specialising in digital photography and travel related topics.He is also an avid traveller who loves to document his travels in his articles and through his lenses.Rory currently contributes the latest travel news to YouTravel.com.au and hope to expand his travel prowess in the not too distant future.