Continuing the Australian momentum for the world’s largest brand family, Holiday Inn®, IHG® today announces the signing of Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee, in partnership with partner Pelligra Group and Citinova.
Opening in 2020, the 150-room property will be the newest hotel in Western Melbourne, a rapidly growing region of Victoria, and will be part of a mixed-use development project which will include offices and retail space.
The hotel itself will feature an all-day dining restaurant and bar, gym, parking and a 300m2 of meeting facilities including a function room for up to 400 people.
Boasting a prime location on Synott Street in the heart of Werribee’s CBD, guests will have easy access to all the tourist attractions on offer, including Werribee Park, the Victoria State Rose Garden, the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, the Werribee Open Range Zoo and Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre. It will also be just a short drive from both Melbourne and Geelong CBDs, as well as the two major airports, Avalon International Airport and Melbourne International Airport.
The news follows the announcement on 20 November that IHG will also open Holiday Inn and Suites Geelong in 2020, marking its second Holiday Inn signing in Victoria in November.
Karin Sheppard, IHG’s Chief Operating Officer for Australasia & Japan, said: “Holiday Inn is one of the world’s most recognised and fastest growing hotel brand families, and we’re excited to be continuing that momentum here in Australasia. The signing of Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee and Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong adds an important Western Melbourne presence to the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express portfolio, which today includes 20 open and additional 9 in the pipeline.”
Ross Pelligra, Chairman of Pelligra Group, commented: “Werribee and the Wyndham region is set to become a driving force in the development of Greater Melbourne, with a population that’s forecast to increase by 53% in the next 15 years. Already we are seeing a flurry of development activity currently in wider Wyndham Council, and we’re proud to be part of that progress. I’m particularly excited to partner with a global hotel leader like IHG to bring Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee, a hotel that is expected to be the best development of its kind in Werribee.””
IHG currently has 47 hotels operating under four brands across Australasia: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express® with a further 15 in the pipeline including Hotel Indigo® and EVEN Hotels®.