The development of a Holiday Inn & Suites in Adelaide, Australia was announced during the property’s groundbreaking ceremony.
Holiday Inn and Suites Mawson Lakes is the sixth hotel to open or sign a partnership between IHG Hotels & Resorts and the Pelligra Group.
A growing partnership
IHG’s fifth hotel in Adelaide, Holiday Inn and Suites Mawson Lakes, is set to open in 2024 as part of IHG’s growing partnership with Pelligra Group.
The grand opening of this new hotel took place on the eve of the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) in Adelaide. The hotel is part of a joint venture between Pelligra Group and ONE7 Developments.
Ross Pelligra, CEO of Pelligra Group, said: “Today’s grand opening is proof that our industry is moving forward and we have great confidence in the future of hotels in Australia.
“We are so proud to grow with IHG Hotels & Resorts, in fact, in just five years we have signed six incredible hotels, two of which are already open. And I don’t see it stopping there, we would like to add 20 to 30 more hotels in IHG’s portfolio of brands in the future, so I can only say: prepare for more to come.
The Pelligra Group is now one of IHG’s largest partners in Australasia, with other collaborations including Holiday Inn Werribee opened in 2021, Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport signed in 2019 and future Holiday Inn Melbourne Richmond, Crowne Plaza Melbourne Carlton and Holiday Inn Dandenong, all opening by the end of 2023.
Catering for business and leisure travelers
The hotel will place guests in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, adjacent to the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Central Shopping Center and Parafield Airport, just 20 minutes from the CBD and close to RAAF Base Edinburgh, Lyell McEwin Hospital and several major manufacturing and logistics centres.
The property designed for business and leisure travelers will house 130 guest rooms as well as public areas including an open lobby, all-day dining restaurant and lobby bar, conference rooms and a gym.
Leanne Harwood, SVP General Manager Japan, Australasia and Pacific, said: “Being here today announcing a new state-of-the-art hotel with one of our great partners, Ross Pelligra, is incredible and a true testament trust and the strength of our relationship.
“We have a shared vision of creating cutting-edge, world-class hotels and the Pelligra Group clearly has an affinity for our brands, and we would like to develop that together. It is an honor to be here today alongside Ross and his team and to build on these foundations that we have built together.
“What is also incredibly enjoyable is being here in Adelaide, building on the portfolio of stellar hotels that 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 seeing the hotel take shape in the months to come.”