IHG, Pro-invest Plan Holiday Inn Express in Australia

ATLANTA—IHG and Pro-invest have unveiled plans to open the 299-room Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins in Australia in 2020. The select-service hotel will have a fitness center, meeting and laundry facilities, a complimentary breakfast buffet and a grab-and-go-style market pantry.

The signing comes shortly after the unveiling of Holiday Inn Express Brisbane, which officially opened its doors in April, making it the second Holiday Inn Express to open after Macquarie Park. IHG and Pro-invest have already announced Holiday Inn Express signings in Adelaide, Newcastle, Melbourne Southbank and Queenstown, all of which will open within the next three years.

“We’ve been thrilled by the enthusiasm for select-service hotels in Australia and it’s truly exciting to have signed our seventh Holiday Inn Express hotel, and the second in Melbourne,” said Ron Barrott, CEO at Pro-invest Group. “This milestone reaffirms the great partnership we have with IHG, and the brand’s unique ability to provide guests with the service and experience they require. Melbourne continues to experience significant demand so it’s a great time to be opening a new hotel.”