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Flagship NSW developments aimed as cashing in on events market

Wagga Wagga, the city which topped Airbnb’s list of most in-demand growth locations for 2018, will be home to a new IHG Holiday Inn from 2021 designed as an events and dining destination.

With 148 rooms, Holiday Inn and Suites Wagga Wagga will be the largest hotel in the city and will incorporate Wagga’s iconic heritage-listed Murrumbidgee Flour Mill and Grainstore in its design, alongside six storeys of new rooms.

The development includes a restaurant and bar leading out to a Mediterranean-themed piazza. The hotel will also provide a function and conference centre for private and corporate events catering to some 300 guests.

According to IHG, elements of the property’s heritage will be “elegantly woven into the interior décor, bringing the history of the site to life for visitors and guests”.

The flagship hotel marks the next phase of development for Murrumbidgee Flour Mill and Grainstore, representing a $37 million investment in the NSW regional centre and expected to create 60-80 ongoing staff positions.

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Travelodge, meanwhile,  has been confirmed as the name of a 124-room hotel to be built as part of the $45 million expansion of Club Central Hurstville.

Travelodge managers TFE Hotels announced this week that construction is about to begin on the 3.5 star standard Travelodge Hurstville.

When completed, the hotel will include a new function centre with seating for 600, along with two stages and its own dedicated kitchens. The hotel will also boast a rooftop bar with views of Botany Bay.

Located 7km from Sydney Airport, it is aimed squarely at the conference, business and meeting market and will offer direct access to Club Central Hurstville.

Club Central CEO Paul Richardson said the development marked a major milestone in the Club’s expansion.

“Since the ground-breaking in January, the rooftop restaurant is already a talking point as a stunning new space to enjoy in the heart of Hurstville,” he said.

“As Hurstville continues to grow and develop, this property, in the heart of the community, will become the first hotel to open within a five-kilometre radius of the commercial district,” said TFE Hotels CEO Antony Ritch.

“Travelodge Hurstville will not only deliver great value accommodation options for locals and visitors alike but continue to deliver long-term economic benefits to this vibrant community.”

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