Welcome to Cassidy Hospitality Group

The Cassidy Group are industry specialists as asset owners, accommodation operators, and tourism and hospitality industry consultants. Since founding in 2001, The Cassidy Group have owned and operated six tourism and hospitality businesses in regional Queensland.

Our current portfolio includes 120 room Empire Apartment Hotel (MLR) that opened in December 2014 and 96 Room Edge Apartment Hotel (MLR) that opened in May 2009 with a combined annual turnover in excess of $8 million (2016).

The Cassidy Group has a team of 65 highly skilled and professional staff servicing both Edge and Empire including a dedicated Business Development Manager, Conference and Events Manager, Accounts Department Manager, Two Housekeeping Supervisors, Maintenance Manager and Customer Service Team Leader

Grant Cassidy


Grant Cassidy | Director

Grant Cassidy is a high profile Tourism and Hospitality industry leader who is the sole director of each Management Letting Rights (MLR) ownership entity.

Grant is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a Director of the Gladstone Ports Corporation, a board member of Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West, Chairman of the Capricornia Business Advisory Alliance, and Chairman of the Rockhampton Salvation Army Business Committee.

Previously, Grant was the Chairman of Capricorn Enterprise for 10 years – the Capricorn region’s peak Tourism and Economic Development organisation, a former Director of Tourism Queensland and Chair of the Tourism Queensland Audit and Risk committee. Grant has also served on local community boards including Central Queensland University and Rockhampton Girls Grammar School.

In 2010 Grant was awarded “Most Outstanding Contribution by an Individual” in the Capricorn/Southern Great Barrier Reef region Tourism Awards. Grant’s Hotels have won many industry awards and accolades over the past 15 years, including Gold (2015) and Silver (2016) at the Queensland Tourism Awards, and the prestigious ‘2017 Traveller’s Choice Awards’ ranking the Empire Apartment Hotel in the Top 25 Hotels in Australia.

Empire Apartment Hotel

Empire’s 4.5 star fully self-contained apartments are modern, spacious, have their own balcony – and come stocked with Molton Brown of London bathroom products and T2 Tea. Our property also has free wifi in the rooms, three onsite dining options with chargeback, a gym and tropically landscaped pool, 24hr reception, and undercover secure parking. We are located in the heart of the CBD Riverfront Precinct, a block from the Retail Shopping Mall, Supermarkets, Art Gallery, a plethora of Cafes and Restaurants, and the Pilbeam Theatre.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the rooms.

Click here to view a YouTube video showcasing the Empire Apartment Hotel.

Recent Accolades:

  • #1 on TripAdvisor in Rockhampton
  • Ranked in Top 25 Hotels in Australia in 2017 with the Travellers’ Choice Award and Top 1% in the World
  • Awarded Silver at the 2016 Qld Tourism Awards in the Deluxe Accommodation Category
  • Awarded Gold at the 2015 Qld Tourism Awards in the New Tourism Business Category
  • National Winner of the Gold List 2017 with Star Ratings Australia – ranked #5 in Australia
  • 2016 Winner of the Spring Garden Spectacular for our Tropically Landscaped Rooftop Pool and Garden

Edge Apartment Hotel

Designed to capture the panoramic river, hinterland and city views offered by the unique riverfront location, The Edge Apartment Hotel is Rockhampton’s leading 4.5 star apartment hotel. Ideally positioned in Rockhampton’s developing main accommodation, dining and entertainment CBD Riverfront Precinct, The Edge Apartment Hotel features modern hotel rooms plus 1,2 & 3 bedroom fully self-contained apartments, bar and restaurant. Modern, stylish and packed with the luxuries you would expect from a leading hotel, your new home away from home is The Edge Apartment Hotel.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the rooms.

Click here to view a YouTube video showcasing the Edge Apartment Hotel.

Recent Accolades:

  • 8.8/10 Score at the 2016 Guest Review Awards for Booking.com
  • Awarded Gold in the Star Ratings List of Australian Accommodation

Contact us

Managing Director
Grant Cassidy

07 4936 0000

Finance & HR
Leanne Morgan

07 4936 0000

Marketing & Business
Development Zac Garven

07 4936 0000

Reservations Manager
Rebecca Cassidy

07 4936 0000