Holiday Inn® Cairns Harbourside Opens on City’s Esplanade

<b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Inn® Cairns Harbourside Opens On City’s Esplanade

7 September, 2015

Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside Opens on City s Esplanade

<b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Inn® Cairns Harbourside Opens On City’s Esplanade

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG1 ) has opened Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside2 on The Esplanade, offering beautiful ocean and city views. Previously operating as Mercure Cairns Harbourside, the hotel has opened its doors as the eleventh Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn hotel in Australia. The hotel is located less than 10 minutes from Cairns Airport and, with its beachside location, it boasts beautiful views of Trinity Bay and surrounding tropical gardens. For guests wanting to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is one of the main launch spots to visit the World Heritage Site and the hotel is located just minutes from the tour departure ports. Guests staying at Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside can relax in modern and fresh rooms, including one-bedroom suites, all with stylish d cor, contemporary bathrooms and private balconies.

Facilities include a spacious swimming pool and mouth-watering dining options from the hotel s famous Teshi s restaurant. Families can make the most of the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn brand s Kids Stay & Eat Free programme3*, including dishes from the new and improved nutritious Kids Menu, developed in partnership with Nutrition Australia which will soon be available at the hotel. For business travellers, the hotel is located close to the Cairns Central Business District (CBD) and guests can make use of the free shuttle service on offer. For events, the hotel features four meeting rooms, with capacity for up to 150 people in the largest room and a 24-hour business centre.

Karin Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer, Australasia, Japan and Korea & Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) Franchising, IHG said: We are thrilled to open the doors to Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, the world s most recognised hotel brand. The location – a gateway to one of the world s top attractions in close proximity to the city – and the hotel s outstanding facilities makes it the ideal option for business and leisure travellers looking for a comfortable, convenient and refreshing stay.

The world s most well-known hotel brand, there are nearly 1,200 Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn hotels open across the globe, and 267 hotels in the company’s global pipeline.

Sheppard continued: The opening of this new hotel in what is a key city for us is part of our continued strategic expansion across Australia – with our brands making their debuts in cities where we are well established to launching in new cities. IHG recently signed its first hotel in Tasmania, Crowne Plaza Hobart. The group is also expanding the variety of brands it offers in key cities, such as in Sydney with the opening of Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park in 2016, the first Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express 4 in Australia and in Perth with the opening of InterContinental Perth in 2017, the brand s debut in the city.

Across Australia5, IHG currently has a total of 25 hotels open across three brands: InterContinental6 , Crowne Plaza7 and Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn8 with a further 6 hotels in the pipeline, due to open over the next three to five years. This includes the launch of the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express 9 brand next year.

Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)10 LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs) is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts11, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants12, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts13, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts14, Hotel Indigo 15, EVEN Hotels16, Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts17, Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express 18, Staybridge Suites 19 and Candlewood Suites 20. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 724,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG Rewards Club21, the world s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 88 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC22 is the Group s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG s hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit www.ihg.com23 for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com24 for more on IHG Rewards Club.

For our latest news, visit www.ihg.com/media25 and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihg26, www.facebook.com/ihg27 or www.youtube.com/ihgplc28.

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References

  1. ^ IHG (www.ihgplc.com)
  2. ^ Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside (www.ihg.com)
  3. ^ Kids Stay & Eat Free programme (www.ihg.com)
  4. ^ Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express (www.ihg.com)
  5. ^ Australia (www.ihg.com)
  6. ^ InterContinental (www.ihg.com)
  7. ^ Crowne Plaza (www.ihg.com)
  8. ^ Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn (www.ihg.com)
  9. ^ Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express (www.ihg.com)
  10. ^ IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) (www.ihgplc.com)
  11. ^ InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (www.intercontinental.com)
  12. ^ Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (www.kimptonhotels.com)
  13. ^ HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts (cn.ihg.com)
  14. ^ Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts (www.ihg.com)
  15. ^ Hotel Indigo (www.ihg.com)
  16. ^ EVEN Hotels (www.ihg.com)
  17. ^ Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts (www.ihg.com)
  18. ^ Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Express (www.ihg.com)
  19. ^ Staybridge Suites (www.ihg.com)
  20. ^ Candlewood Suites (www.ihg.com)
  21. ^ IHG Rewards Club (www.ihg.com)
  22. ^ InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (www.ihgplc.com)
  23. ^ www.ihg.com (www.ihg.com)
  24. ^ www.ihgrewardsclub.com (www.ihg.com)
  25. ^ www.ihg.com/media (www.ihg.com)
  26. ^ www.twitter.com/ihg (www.twitter.com)
  27. ^ www.facebook.com/ihg (www.facebook.com)
  28. ^ www.youtube.com/ihgplc (www.youtube.com)
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