InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Linzhu Australia have signed a deal to open Holiday Inn Sydney Central in the city’s CBD.

Adding 305 rooms in Sydney by 2020, the flagship hotel is the largest midscale property in the Sydney CBD pipeline and the companies say it “will embrace the joy of dining with its design-led restaurant, terrace bar and 120 seat meeting space”.

The hotel will be part of a mixed use development that will include a 1,000m2 private art gallery and a retail concourse.

“The property will be a jewel in the Sydney CBD landscape with its unique wedge-shaped design and green flowing rooftops,” said said Linzhu Australa Director, Jing Wen Lin.

“Sydney continues to experience significant demand so it’s a great time to be opening a new hotel, and I can’t imagine a better partner than IHG nor a better brand than Holiday Inn to make the most of this rare space.”

Holiday Inn Sydney Central will be located in the highly anticipated 430 Pitt Street development, which boasts a 17-storey tower with a sloping roof and ‘green waterfalls’.

“We pride ourselves on bringing joy to travel by putting guests at ease, being accessible for all and proactively looking for ways to make every guest’s stay more memorable,” said IHG Chief Operating Officer – Australasia, Karin Sheppard.

“The Holiday Inn Sydney Central will be a place of joy, relaxation and conversation for visitors to Sydney, whether they are on the trip of a lifetime, a family holiday or just business.

“The Holiday Inn brand has been a story of success for IHG in Australia, so we are excited to be building on our portfolio that already includes six Holiday Inn hotels in Sydney,” she said.

The first Holiday Inn globally opened its doors in 1952 and today the Holiday Inn Brand Family is the largest hotel brand in the world, with the largest development pipeline. The first property in Australasia was the Holiday Inn City Centre Perth, which opened on 2 March 1998.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management