IHG grows HI Express brand in Australia

April 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, PACIFIC

SINGAPORE, 30 April 2015: InterContinental Hotels Group and international investment company Pro Invest Group have signed a franchise agreement for a 245-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Adelaide’s Central Business District.

The hotel is the third to be signed under the master development agreement between IHG and Pro Invest, which will see the company develop 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels across Australia by 2025. The first two hotels will open in Sydney’s Macquarie Park, North Ryde in the first quarter of 2016, and Brisbane’s Spring Hill in the third quarter of 2016.

The new build hotel will be situated on the city’s thriving Hindley Street, in close proximity to North Terrace and the Adelaide Convention Centre. It is just a short walk to the Adelaide Casino and local sporting hub Adelaide Oval.

IHG Australasia, Japan, Korea & Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) franchising chief operating officer, Karin Sheppard said: “The development of the new Holiday Inn Express Adelaide is the latest in a series of milestones for IHG and our partners Pro Invest.”

inside no 7The hotel will open in 2018 following the launch of the brand in Sydney due to take place early next year.

IHG currently has 24 hotels operating under three brands in Australia: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn, with a further four hotels in the development pipeline, including Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park, which will mark the launch of the brand in the country when it opens in early 2016.

There are currently 2,365 Holiday Inn Express hotels (more than 229,000 rooms) open worldwide, with a further 522 hotels (nearly 63,000 rooms) due to open in the next three to five years.

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