The global Holiday Inn brand family is leading the charge into regional and suburban Australia, celebrating recent openings for Holiday Inn Dandenong, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast and Holiday Inn Werribee.   

As the much-anticipated opening of Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong approaches, IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) continues to see strong momentum of the Holiday Inn brand in Australia, especially after a wealth of activity in diverse regions, cities and suburban hubs across Australia.

With over 70 years of history, Holiday Inn is one of the is one of the most recognised hotel brands in the world and has deep roots in family and business travel, stemming from the vision of its founder, Kemmons Wilson, to provide a quality, consistent and authentic travel experience for all.

In recent years, the Holiday Inn brand has enhanced its proposition by elevating design, launching its Open Lobby concept, and offering enticing food and beverage options in its restaurants, bars and cafes, to great effect.

Holiday Inn Dandenong opened in May 2023 and offers a fresh example of the brand’s Open Lobby concept, which combines all public spaces, from reception area to the restaurant and bar, into one open, lively and cohesive space, allows guests to make themselves at home and enjoy their stay on their own terms, whether they’re there to eat, drink, work or socialise.

Gearing up for a grand opening in the coming months, Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong will be a refreshing place to stay. Guests will be able to enjoy contemporary accommodation in the heart of the CBD, all within walking distance to Geelong Stadium and other event venues. The hotel offers 180 rooms, including 23 suites with kitchenettes, an indoor heated pool, a well-equipped gym, and 24/7 concierge service. The open lobby will be a vibrant communal environment, while the Quarter Grill steakhouse and surrounding restaurants offer a range of delicious food options.

The imminent opening of Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong strengthens Holiday Inn’s growth momentum in the Australasia with more than seven Holiday Inn family-branded hotels opened in the last two years, and more than five in the pipeline to open in the next two years.