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First Holiday Inn Express & Suites Opens in Australia

Australia’s first ever Holiday Inn Express & Suites branded property has officially opened its doors today with the highly anticipated launch of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast.

A joint partnership between Pro-invest Hotels and IHG Hotels & Resorts, the new-build hotel is the perfect base to discover one of Australia’s most popular year-round destinations, offering unbeatable value in the heart of Maroochydore City.

Thoughtfully designed to offer a convenient and comfortable stay, each of the 181 guest rooms and suites feature unique touches such as speedy WiFi, study nooks, premium bedding and the brand’s signature ‘Express Recharge’ concept which includes a pillow menu, black-out blinds and a walk-in power shower.

In addition, each of the 41 one bedroom suites have been designed to offer maximum comfort and functionality and include full-services facilities including a kitchenette, small living area with sofa bed and pod coffee machines for enjoying a freshly brewed coffee from the comfort of your suite.

Offering a seamless and comfortable stay, guests can kick start their day with a complimentary Express Start Breakfast which includes hot and cold options, or for those in a rush, there’s the choice of the Express Start Breakfast Grab & Go option instead.

After a busy day checking out all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer, guests can enjoy a relaxing dip in the heated rooftop pool while soaking up the views of Maroochydore from the multi-purpose deck. Plus, the hotel offers a 24 hour reception with express check in and check out, a fitness room, self-service laundry and onsite secure parking.

Business travellers will appreciate the two flexible meeting rooms and flexible workspaces, while The Great Room provides a thoughtfully designed common area that can be used as a relaxing space to work from or to catch up with friends over a drink.

According to Shantha de Silva, Chief Operating Officer, Pro-invest Hotels, the opening of the highly anticipated new property is a positive sign for the local tourism industry.

With a commitment to sustainability, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast is targeting a high NABERS Energy and Water rating and a Net Zero 2030 target by continuously reducing its environmental footprint. With energy efficient equipment and systems used throughout the property, the hotel doesn’t use single use plastics and uses bulk amenities instead of one-time use disposable bathroom amenities.

“As travel around Australia resumes, people have been flocking to Queensland and rediscovering the region, in particular the Sunshine Coast. Having this brand new hotel in the heart of Maroochydore which is a central hub for the region, is going to be of great benefit and convenience to the community and we look forward to working with them and with industry, in driving further visitation to the area”, Shantha de Silva, Chief Operating Officer, Pro-invest Hotels said.

Virgin Australia continues to expand its domestic network, resuming flights between Adelaide and the Sunshine Coast.

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