Holiday Inn is on its way to the NSW Riverina township of Wagga Wagga after parent brand InterContinental Hotels Group signed on to manage the development from 2021.
To be located at 50 Edward Street, the hotel will sit opposite Robertson Oval and be a short walk from the train station. Wagga Airport is also a short 11-kilometre drive away.
The agreement announced today will see IHG work with developer Interlink Group (Australia) to manage the 148-room Holiday Inn Wagga Wagga in the form of a six-storey building. The hotel will sit alongside the city’s famed iconic and heritage-listed Murrumbidgee Flour Mill and Grainstore, which will become a key part of the development as its history is incorporated into the wider hotel.
An indoor restaurant will be built into the new Holiday Inn, which will in turn feed out to an outdoor Mediterranean-themed piazza area. Meeting and function facilities will include a conference centre capable of hosting events of up to 300 guests.
IHG Senior Director of Development – Australasia, Abhijay Sandilya, said the new property will cater well for the booming agriculture, mining and transport industries which thrive in Wagga Wagga.
“Holiday Inn & Suites Wagga Wagga is a flagship regional signing for IHG and is destined to be a bellwether for the city; combining history with a modern and exciting new generation of the Holiday Inn brand.
“The signing continues the momentum of Holiday Inn in Australia’s regional and satellite hubs such as Sydney St Marys, Geelong, and Melbourne’s Coburg, Ringwood and Werribee.”