Holiday Inn Express Brisbane marks IHG’s return to the city

INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group (IHG) has inked a franchise agreement with Pro Invest to manage the first Holiday Inn Express in Brisbane.

The 226-key Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Spring Hill will be situated close to the ‘Golden Triangle’ in Brisbane’s central business district, providing easy access to business, retail, entertainment and leisure options.

Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Spring Hill is one of 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels Pro Invest is developing under an A$150 million (US$140.2 million) fund, with the first slated to open at Macquarie Park in North Ryde, Sydney next year.

Matthew Tripolone, head of development, Australasia, IHG, said: “The development of the new Holiday Inn Express in Brisbane is a significant milestone for IHG as it marks our return to the city with the entry of our largest and one of our fastest growing brands into the market.

“As the third-most populous city in Australia, Brisbane has immense growth potential as it sees steady increase in the number of domestic and international travellers. This hotel will cater to the growing demand for hotel accommodation in the Spring Hill district, offering a great guest experience to smart, savvy travellers regardless of whether they are visiting for business or leisure.”

Hotel guests can look forward to fee Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, Express Start Breakfasts or the alternative Grab-And-Go option, a self-service business centre, laundry room and fitness centre.

Other amenities include two meeting rooms, on-site parking lots and a breakfast area called The Great Room.

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