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IHG and Pelligra Group Announce New Holiday Inn & Suites in Adelaide at Groundbreaking Ceremony

The growing partnership between IHG Hotels & Resorts and the Pelligra Group gained momentum today with a groundbreaking ceremony in Adelaide marking the announcement of the signing of Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes.

Announcing ambitious growth plans for the partnership, the two groups announced the signing of the newly built hotel on the eve of the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) in Australia, also being held in Adelaide for the second consecutive year.

To mark the occasion and signal the great progress already made, the Mawson Lakes project was officially unveiled at a groundbreaking ceremony in Adelaide, attended by South African Prime Minister Peter Malinauskas, the city’s Mayor from Salisbury Gillian Aldridge, hotel owner Ross Pelligra, IHG CEO for EMEAA, Kenneth Macpherson, and SVP Managing Director – Japan, Australasia and Pacific, Leanne Harwood, and other dignitaries in attendance.

Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes, part of a joint venture between the Pelligra Group and Bruno Muscatello, is due to open in 2024. Located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, just 20 minutes from the CBD, the 130 Rooms will offer all of the Holiday Inn brand features, including an open lobby, as well as an all-day dining restaurant and lobby bar, conference rooms and a gymnasium.

With six hotels now open or signed, the Pelligra Group is one of IHG’s largest partners in Australasia, and there are ambitions to grow the partnership significantly. Already the group, with its joint venture partners, welcomed the brand new Holiday Inn Werribee in 2021, featuring Australia’s first Open Lobby, and took the lease of the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport in 2019, with plans to Complete renovation of the property to bring it up to world class Holiday Inn standard. By the end of 2023, it will also open Holiday Inn Melbourne Richmond, Crowne Plaza Melbourne Carlton and Holiday Inn Dandenong.

The hotel will be located adjacent to the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes campus, Mawson Central shopping center and Parafield Airport and close to RAAF Edinburgh, Lyell McEwin Hospital , several major manufacturing and logistics centers, making it an ideal base. for those in town for business or leisure.

Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes will be IHG’s fifth hotel in Adelaide, making it one of Adelaide’s largest hotel operators. It complements IHG’s portfolio which includes InterContinental Adelaide, Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Center and the brand new Crowne Plaza Adelaide and Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets, both of which opened within the last 18 months.

IHG has had one of its biggest years of hotel signings and openings in recent years and with almost 150 hotels open or signed in Australasia alone it is considered one of the leading operators hoteliers in the region.

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Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes
Mawson Lakes, Australia


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