InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to open a 150 room Holiday Inn property in the suburb of Werribee in Melbourne.

Opening in 2020, Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee will be the newest hotel in Western Melbourne, and will feature 300m sq of meeting facilities including a function room for up to 400 people, plus an all day dining restaurant and gym.

“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,” said Karin Sheppard, chief operating officer for Australasia and Japan, IHG.

The new property, developed in partnership with Pelligra Group and Citinova, is located just a short drive from both Melbourne and Geelong CBDs as well as the two major airports Avalon International Airport and Melbourne International Airport.

Commenting on the project, Pelligra Group chairman Ross Pelligra said that the 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 per cent 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 process,” he said.

“I’m particularly excited to partner with a global leader like IHG to bring Holiday Inn Melbourne Werribee, a hotel that is expected to be the best development of its kind in Werribee.”

Guests will have access to key tourist hot spots such as the Werribee Park, the Victoria State Rose Garden, the Weeribee Park National Equestrian Centre and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.