IHG to enter Tasmania with Crowne Plaza Hobart

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that it signed a management agreement with Tasmania-based hospitality company, The Kalis Group, for a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Hobart.

Marking IHG's entry into Tasmania, the 187-room Crowne Plaza Hobart will be part of the ICON Complex, a mixed-use development by The Kalis Group.

Located in the city's central business district, the hotel will be near major government and commercial offices, the Salamanca Place and Constitution Dock at the capital's waterfront.

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Crowne Plaza Hobart will feature a range of business and meetings facilities including a ballroom, meeting rooms, boardroom and 24-hour business center. Guests will also be able to enjoy the hotel's all-day dining restaurant and unwind at the bar, or work out at the fitness center.

Crowne Plaza Hobart eyes to open in 2017.

There are currently nine Crowne Plaza hotels open across Australia. IHG currently has a total of 24 hotels in Australia across three brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn, with a further four hotels in the pipeline due to open over the next three to five years. This includes the launch of Holiday Inn Express in Sydney's Macquarie Park.