IHG to operate first Tasmanian Crowne Plaza

Intercontinental Hotels Group signed its first deal in Tasmania, opting to run the 187-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Hobart that is currently under development.

The $45-million Crowne Plaza Hotel is being developed by Tasmania-based Kailis Group as part of the ICON complex in Hobart’s central business district. The Liverpool Street property is set to open in 2017.

Kailis Group chief executive Alexia Kalis expects the hotel to attract the corporate market given Hobart’s popularity as a meetings destination.

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“Improvements in air access are leading to increasing visitor arrivals every year,” she said.

“This has been reflected in room rates and occupancy steadily rising in the city over the last few years,” she said.

IHG operates 24 hotels in Australia.

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