IHG to open HIEx in New South Wales, Australia

IHG opens its Holiday Inn Express in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia today. Photo credit: IHG

IHG brings its Holiday Inn Express brand in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia this week, with the Holiday Inn Express Newcastle opening today, March 28.

The 170-room hotel is in Newcastle’s commercial precinct, close to the city center and Newcastle Harbour. It is the fourth HIEx to open in Australia by Pro-invest Group following the launch of the Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide properties, with several more in the pipeline, including in Melbourne, Sydney Airport and Queenstown, New Zealand, in the next 12 months.

Pro-invest Group CEO Ronald Barrott said Newcastle’s growing restaurant and dining scene made it an obvious choice for the group’s next hotel. "Newcastle is gaining traction as a holiday destination for families and a hub for business...With so much development underway, including the foreshore, there is so much to look forward to in Newcastle and we’re proud to be a part of it, investing in what is already a strong tourism industry.” 

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The interiors, designed by architect Joseph Pang, include a Great Room, a gym, two flexible meeting rooms, self-serve laundry, onsite parking and a free business center.

There are currently 2,726 Holiday Inn Express hotels with 279,516 guestrooms open across the globe. Holiday Inn Express Newcastle is part of a growing portfolio of hotels in Australia and New Zealand from investment firm Pro-invest Group in partnership with IHG under a master development agreement.

Pro-invest is planning to add another dozen hotel projects over the next five years.