Pro-invest Hotels is on track to open the very first Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Australia this May, in partnership with IHG Hotels and Resorts.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Sunshine Coast will soon open in Maroochydore city after a year-long construction project.

“We’re thrilled to be opening a Holiday Inn Express & Suites on the Sunshine Coast and believe it’s a positive sign of the travel industry regaining momentum and highlights Pro-invest Hotel’s significant growth with four exciting new hotels scheduled to open in May alone,” said Pro-invest Hotels Chief Operating Officer, Shantha de Silva.

“With a motto of ‘Less Boring, More Exploring’, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast is the ideal place to stay for those wanting to uncover all the wonders that this diverse region has to offer from pristine beaches to sub-tropical rainforests and unique coastal villages.”

The property’s 181 guest rooms and suites offer speedy WiFi, study nooks, premium bedding and the brand’s signature ‘Express Recharge’ which includes a pillow menu, black-out blinds and a walk-in power shower.

IHG Australasia and Pacific Managing Director, Matthew Tripolone, said the property is a wonderful addition to the Sunshine Coast.

“Not only is this hotel the first Suites product for the Express brand in Australia, it’s the ninth Holiday Inn Express opening with Pro-invest across Australia & New Zealand – and a testament to our ongoing partnership,” Tripolone said.

“I have no doubt the hotel’s coastal charm and approach to smart, savvy travel will be a favourite amongst travellers as we get out and about once again.”

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Sunshine Coast is targeting a high NABERS Energy and Water rating, with energy efficient equipment and systems used throughout. The hotel won’t be using single use plastics and will use bulk amenities rather than single-use products.

Additionally, the hotel’s ‘A Greener Stay’ initiative enables guests to opt out of housekeeping services when staying two or more nights to reduce energy, water use and waste output.