IHG Hotels & Resorts is delighted to continue its breakthrough in suburban and regional Victoria with the signing of Holiday Inn Dandenong with hotel owners, The Pelligra Group.
This will be IHG’s fifth hotel with the Pelligra Group, making it one of IHG’s largest owners in Australasia. This signifies the continued and successful partnership between the two groups, building on other hotels opened or signed, including the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, the brand new Holiday Inn Werribee and the upcoming Holiday Inn Melbourne Richmond and Crowne Plaza Melbourne Carlton.
Formerly the Ramada Encore by Wyndham Dandenong, the hotel will undergo a $10 million state-of-the-art renovation, before opening as a next-generation Holiday Inn in April 2022. The new continues IHG’s rapid growth in Victoria, after the opening of Holiday Inn Werribee and upcoming Holiday Inn openings in Geelong, Ringwood, Richmond, Bourke Street Mall and Ballarat in Melbourne.
Once open, all of the hotel’s 108 rooms will undergo a major renovation and an additional 18 new rooms will be added, and the lobby will be completely transformed, incorporating Holiday Inn‘s cutting-edge Open Lobby concept, designed to bring together people in a friendly environment.
Holiday Inn will add significant value to the property after the transformation, taking it from a limited-service hotel to a completely renovated, full-service upscale positioning under the much-loved and globally recognized Holiday Inn banner.
Located approximately 30 kilometers from Melbourne, Holiday Inn Dandenong is intended to be a central hub for visitors to a growing area bustling with new infrastructure projects, major corporate headquarters, universities and potentially a new $110 million 15,00-seat sports stadium and events hub.
In 2006 a 15-year, $290 million ‘Revitalising Central Dandenong’ (RCD) program was announced by the Victorian Government aimed at improving the general amenity of Dandenong CBD and restoring Dandenong town center as Melbourne’s growing southeast capital. Region. The Holiday Inn Dandenong will be located a few meters from the center of the RCD initiative and will be a dynamic and welcome addition to the compound.