IHG Opens New-Build Holiday Inn & Suites in
has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Australia with the opening
of a Holiday Inn & Suites in Geelong, the first major
new-build hotel in the area in almost 20 years.
The hotel, located within Franzé
Developments’ expansive $200 million mixed-use development -
Geelong Quarter, is the largest in the Geelong
and Bellarine region.
Melbourne’s central business district is
approximately an hour’s drive away, while the hotel’s location ensures easy access to local landmarks,
including Geelong Stadium, the revitalised Little Malop Street
precinct and the city's waterfront.
“We are extremely proud
to bring this venture to fruition and the positive impact it will
have on Geelong and its residents as the city continues to
experience rapid growth in population and visitation,” said Paul Franze, Founder
& Director of Franzé Developments. “There’s
nothing like this in Geelong, and the completion of this project
will propel and drive the city forward. Holiday Inn & Suites
Geelong is a testament to our dedication at Franzé in creating
vibrant, sustainable, and connected communities.”
The Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong has 180 rooms and
suites with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and a dedicated e-bar,
with many featuring views of the Geelong waterfront (Corio Bay) and
The hotel integrates rainwater harvesting irrigation
to cater to water needs throughout the property, and guest
bathrooms feature energy-efficient shower heads.
sustainable features include fresh air tempered throughout the building,
supported by individual split-system air conditioning, and
motion-sensor-controlled LED lighting.
Facilities at the hotel include Holiday Inn’s signature open lobby, all-day dining,
meeting and event spaces, plus a heated indoor pool and gym.
For accessibility considerations,
Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong features elevator access to all
floors, visual and audible alarms and alerts, and braille signage
in lifts and public areas to accommodate guests with varying
“As the newest and
largest hotel in Geelong, our presence underscores the city’s
commitment to growth and progress, attracting a new generation of
guests with the introduction of the world’s largest brand family,
and bringing 68 jobs to boost the local economy,” said Daniel
Payne, General Manager, Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong.
“With the recent opening of the new Geelong Arts Centre, and the
Geelong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the horizon, we’re
excited to contribute to the city’s evolution in becoming a
thriving destination for business, culture, and leisure.”
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