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IHG opens Australia’s first next-generation Holiday Inn in Melbourne’s West

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened its first next-generation Holiday Inn Hotel in Melbourne’s West. The brand has undergone a global transformation over the last 18-months and its ‘next-generation’ design includes innovative open lobbies and incredible F&B.

IHG says that Holiday Inn Werribee boasts these new brand hallmarks and is a great example of how vibrant and stylish the new-look Holiday Inn hotels have become.

Conveniently located in the heart of Werribee, the hotel offers easy access to the world class tourism attractions which can be found within the Werribee Park Precinct, such as the Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee Mansion, Victorian State Rose Garden and the National Equestrian Centre. It is also located within easy walking distance of the burgeoning foodie hub of Watton Street and is a short drive away from Werribee Mercy Hospital.

Preston Miskelly, General Manager of Holiday Inn Werribee, said:

Reliably familiar, yet refreshingly different, Holiday inn Werribee is a comfortable and inviting home away from home. Our open lobby with its floor to ceiling windows and amazing views, not only gives our guests a warm and welcoming place to relax, work or socialise, it is also home to our modern restaurant and bar. It is the ideal location to enjoy dinner or drinks with family and friends as you watch the sun go down.

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The brand-new, purpose-built hotel in central Werribee, Victoria features 150 contemporary and modern rooms, an open lobby, onsite bar and restaurant and versatile meeting spaces. Encompassing the top four floors of 22 Synnot Street, Werribee, the hotel offers striking, unparalleled views over Werribee and towards Melbourne’s city skyline.

A first for the Holiday Inn brand within Australasia, Holiday Inn Werribee features an Open Lobby concept that transforms the traditional hotel lobby and is based on understanding how people use space at home to give guests the most flexibility, to eat, relax, work, or socialise in one space.

‘Designed with the needs of the modern traveller in mind’, the public spaces feature a contemporary lounge area and an e-Bar for those who need to catch up on the day’s news or work, whilst still being part of the social vibe of that space.

Guests along with members of the public can enjoy all-day-dining at Rosana Bistro & Bar, which serves up modern Australian cuisine with a menu full of fresh local produce, sourced from within the Werribee region.

Holiday Inn Werribee has spacious, modern light-filled rooms, each featuring comfortable bedding, large TVs and free unlimited high speed WIFI. Families are well catered for withfamily rooms and interconnecting suites and the Holiday Inn signature promise that Kids Stay & Eat Free.

The hospitality chain states that the opening is the first in an exciting period of growth for the Holiday Inn brand in Australasia with other new build hotels in the pipeline – including the opening of Holiday Inn Remarkables Park, Queenstown in October 2021 and Holiday Inn Melbourne Bourke Street Mall in 2022.

These hotels will join the 41 open or pipeline Holiday Inn brand family hotels in Australasia & Pacific. Globally, it’s the world’s largest brand family with more than 4,100 open and over 1,000 in the pipeline.

Meanwhile, IHG recently announced the signing of the first-voco hotel in South Korea, Atwell Suites Austin Airport, four Indigo-branded hotels in Egypt, Holiday Inn Resort Szklarska Poreba, dual branded voco and Holiday Inn hotel in Chicago, voco The Palm in Dubai, Intercontinental Riyadh King Fahed Road, Intercontinental Resort Amma, Canj – Montenegro, three hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jalandhar. IHG’s voco-brand has also opened its first hotel in Netherlands. The company has opened its first Intercontinental-branded hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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