Holiday Inn and Suites will be the largest hotel in Geelong
IHG has signed a 20-year management agreement with Franzé Developments to open and operate the 190-room property, which will be the first new hotel in Geelong in two decades signalling a renewed outlook for the Victorian coastal city. It’s also IHG’s first Holiday Inn hotel in Australia to include a ‘suites’ offering, with 40 suites intended for the longer stay segment.
The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant and bar, swimming pool, gym, parking and a 300sqm of meeting facilities including a function room for 250 people.
“Geelong welcomes around 2.2 million overnight visitors annually, but is dramatically underrepresented by quality hotels,” said Paul Franzé, founder and managing director at Franzé Developments.
“With a prime CBD location in close proximity to the station, hospital, university, offices and government entities, I am confident that Holiday Inn and Suites Geelong is going to be a story of success.”