Holiday Inn to open in Melbourne’s southeast

The 160-room hotel will be a "home-away-from-home" for business travellers.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced plans to open a Holiday Inn & Suites in Dandenong, south-east of Melbourne city.

Set to welcome guests in 2021, Holiday Inn & Suites Dandenong will position itself as a corporate traveller’s hotel, complete with 160 rooms, an all-day dining and bar concept, and conference facilities.

It will also feature long stay suites targeting those looking to stay for extended periods.

Known as the ‘capital of Melbourne’s southeast’, Dandenong is currently undergoing a major revitalisation thanks to a $290 million investment by the Victorian Government.

The new hotel will mark the third IHG-branded property developed by Martyn Barnes, managing director at Barnes Capital, who said it will be a great addition to the region.

“As the heart of Melbourne’s south-east region, some might say Dandenong has it all, but I would say it doesn’t have a great hotel yet,” he said.

“Holiday Inn Melbourne Dandenong will be an important component of the government’s Revitalising Central Dandenong project, and we’re so proud to support it.

“I expect it to be the new home-away-from-home for the thriving business, industrial and public-sector community.”

Abhijay Sandilya, senior director of development – Australasia at IHG, said the new hotel will attract travellers from around Australia and the world to Dandenong.

“We are thrilled to take our great partnership with Martyn Barnes to the next level with our third hotel signing together in Victoria, continuing the momentum we have started over the past year with Holiday Inn Coburg and voco Yarra Valley.”

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