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IHG and Pro-Invest Group have signed an agreement for Holiday Inn Express in Brisbane’s Spring Hill.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and international investment group, Pro-Invest have signed a franchise agreement for a 226-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Brisbane’s Spring Hill.

The hotel will be the first Holiday Inn Express property in the city and marks the company’s return to Brisbane.

The new Holiday Inn Express hotel will have two meeting rooms, on-site parking spaces and a generous breakfast area, called The Great Room, where guests can enjoy their free breakfast before heading out for the day’s activities.

This is the second site in the portfolio of 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels Pro Invest is developing under a $150 million fund. The first hotel will open at Macquarie Park in North Ryde, Sydney in 2015.

“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,” said Matthew Tripolone, Head of Development, Australasia, IHG.

“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.”

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Ronald Barrott, Chief Executive Officer of Pro-Invest Group said, “We have had a good experience working with IHG on developing Holiday Inn Express hotels in other parts of the world and see a lot of potential for the brand in Australia.

“With the construction of our Macquarie Park property commencing in the coming weeks and this second property now signed, we are on track to developing the 15 hotels under our partnership as we actively scour the country for strategic locations to expand the presence of Holiday Inn Express.”

Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Spring Hill will feature:
-Free and fast Wi-Fi available in guest rooms and throughout the hotel so they stay connected all day, every day;
-Free Express Start Breakfast or a Grab & Go option for a smart start to the day;
-A comfortable and restful sleep with high quality bedding and a choice of firm or soft pillows;
-Self-service business centre and laundry room for your everyday needs; and
-Access to the fitness centre to indulge in your fitness regime any time

IHG currently has 27 hotels operating under three brands in Australia: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.

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