IHG Hotels and Resorts is set to introduce a second Holiday Inn and Suites to Australasia in the coming years following the signing of a Sunshine Coast hotel with Felix Capital.

The new-build hotel, which is set to open in early 2028, will form part of a mixed-use development in Caloundra.

“We’re delighted to be bringing our Holiday Inn and Suites brand to the Sunshine Coast and thrilled to be partnering with Felix Capital on this exciting hotel in Caloundra,” said IHG Hotels and Resorts Director of Development, Australasia and Pacific, Cameron Burke.

“As part of the world’s largest hotel brand family, Holiday Inn’s inimitable hallmarks strongly align to the approachability and leisure-orientated nature of the Sunshine Coast market.”

The hotel will feature 160 rooms, including 33 suites, as well as all the Holiday Inn brand hallmarks including an open lobby, an all-day dining restaurant and lobby café, as well as a rooftop restaurant and sky bar, meeting spaces, a well-equipped fitness centre, outdoor pool and Kids Club.

“Balancing a desired location and outstanding aspect, with convenient accessibility to a myriad of diverse recreational activities, we expect Holiday Inn and Suites Caloundra Sunshine Coast to be a popular destination for leisure and business travellers alike, particularly with families,” Burke added.

The Caloundra hotel will be IHG’s 10th hotel in Queensland and the first Holiday Inn and Suites in regional Queensland.

IHG’s Holiday Inn brand continues to gain momentum in the region with eight Holiday Inn family-branded hotels opened in the last two years across Australasia, and three now in the pipeline.

Felix Capital CEO and Founder, Michael Maroun, said the Sunshine Coast boasts “an abundance of opportunity for the community”.

“We are proud to be making our mark in Caloundra,” he said.

“Our vision aligns with the Holiday Inn brand as we bring to market the area’s first international hotel, offering an accommodation, dining, leisure and business precinct that is modern, affordable and convenient.

“Felix Capital is pleased to have partnered with IHG to see this revolutionary project come to life while creating hundreds of new jobs and showing Queensland, Australia and the world the beauty of the Sunshine Coast. We believe this is going to be the crown jewel of the region.”