IHG Hotels & Resorts and the Pelligra Group has further cemented their relationship with an Adelaide ground-breaking ceremony marking the announcement of a fifth IHG property in Adelaide, the Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes.
Marking the occasion, a host of VIPS, including SA Premier, Peter Malinauskas, City of Salisbury Mayor, Gillian Aldridge, hotel owner Ross Pelligra, IHG’s CEO EMEAA, Kenneth Macpherson, and SVP Managing Director – Japan, Australasia and Pacific, Leanne Harwood, were in attendance.
Due to open in 2024, the 130-room Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes is a joint venture between the Pelligra Group and FMC Founder & Managing Director, Bruno Muscatello,
Located in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, just 20 mins from the CBD, the property will feature all the Holiday Inn brand hallmarks, including an Open Lobby, as well as all-day dining restaurant and lobby bar, conferencing facilities and gymnasium.
With six hotels now open or signed, the Pelligra Group is one of IHG’s largest partners in Australasia, and there are ambitions to grow the partnership significantly.
Already the Group, along with its joint venture partners, has welcomed the brand-new Holiday Inn Werribee in 2021, boasting Australia’s first Open Lobby, and took on the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport lease in 2019, with plans to completely refurbish the property to bring it to world-class Holiday Inn standard.
By the end of 2023, it will also open Holiday Inn Melbourne Richmond, Crowne Plaza Melbourne Carlton, and Holiday Inn Dandenong.
Pelligra Group CEO, said the signing represented the start of a string of new hotel developments the group plans to announce with IHG:
“Today’s ground breaking is proof that our industry is powering ahead and we have huge confidence in the future of hotels in Australia,” he said.
“We are so proud to be growing with IHG Hotels & Resorts, in fact in just five years we signed six amazing hotels, with two already open. And I don’t see it stopping there, we would love to add another 20-30 hotels across IHG’s brand portfolio in the future, so I can only say: get ready for more to come”.
IHG’s SVP Managing Director Japan, Australasia and Pacific, Leanne Harwood, said the announcement of the new state-of-the-art, new-build hotel with one of our great partners is incredible and a true testament to the trust and strength of our relationship.
“We have a shared vision of creating world-class, cutting-edge hotels and the Pelligra Group clearly has an affinity for our brands, and we would love to grow that together. It is an honour to be here today alongside Ross and his team and to be building on these foundations that we have built, together.
“What’s also incredibly pleasing is to be here in Adelaide, building on the stellar hotel portfolio IHG already has in this fantastic city.
“Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes will perfectly complement our existing hotels: InterContinental Adelaide, Crowne Plaza Adelaide, Hotel Indigo Adelaide and Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre. We look forward to continuing to work with the local community and see the hotel take shape in the coming months”.
The hotel will be located adjacent to the University of South Australia Mawson Lakes campus, Mawson Central Shopping Centre and the Parafield Airport and within close proximity to the Edinburgh RAAF Base, Lyell McEwin Hospital, several major manufacturing and logistics centres, making it a perfect base for those in town for business or leisure.
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