IHG signs first Crowne Plaza in New South Wales

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed its first hotel on the New South Wales (NSW) South Coast, with the Crowne Plaza Shell Cove Marina slated to open in 2025.

This is IHG’s second hotel with Oscars Group.

Crowne Plaza Shell Cove Marina will open in 2025

Located in Shellharbour and close to Wollongong, just 1.5 hours’ drive from Sydney, Crowne Plaza Shell Cove Marina will include a man-made in-shore harbour and a 270-berth marina, as well as a vibrant town centre featuring a supermarket, retail outlets, restaurants, library, community centre, and parklands.

The 181-key Crowne Plaza will showcase the brand’s new hallmark design innovations and trademark features, three F&B outlets including a café, chic restaurant and bar, extensive meeting and events space, and an outdoor pool.

Matt Tripolone, managing director, IHG Hotels & Resorts Australasia & Pacific, said: “We’re thrilled to be extending our reach across regional NSW with the addition of this stylish, design-forward hotel on the NSW South Coast, highlighting the increasing demand for contemporary new hotels in regional NSW.”

Damien Cameron from Oscars Group added: “We are passionate about the South Coast of NSW and are excited to be growing our presence in the region, particularly as development plans for Shell Cove and the Marina take hold. We look forward to working with the local community and welcoming guests to this stunning new hotel in 2025.”

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