South Australia Premier launches new IHG Holiday Inn in Adelaide

IHG Resorts and Resorts has declared its fifth hotel in Adelaide – its sixth with the Pelligra Group – with the signing of Vacation Inn and Suites Mawson Lakes.

The floor-breaking ceremony, held the working day prior to the 2022 Australasian Lodge Field Convention and Exhibition (AHICE), was attended by South Australia Premier Peter Malinauskas, IHG’s CEO EMEAA, Kenneth Macpherson, and SVP Running Director – Japan, Australasia and Pacific, Leanne Harwood as perfectly as hotel owner Ross Pelligra.

Getaway Inn and Suites Mawson Lakes, which is owned by a joint undertaking amongst the Pelligra Group and Bruno Muscatello, is owing to open in 2024. Located in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, just 20 minutes from the CBD, the 150-home hotel will element all the Holiday break Inn manufacturer hallmarks, which includes an open up lobby, as perfectly as all-day eating restaurant and lobby bar, conferencing services and gymnasium.

With six inns now open or signed, the Pelligra Group is a person of IHG’s premier partners in Australasia, and there are ambitions to improve the partnership considerably. Presently the Team, along with its joint venture partners, has welcomed the brand name-new Vacation Inn Werribee in 2021, boasting Australia’s initial open up foyer, and took on the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport lease in 2019, with ideas to wholly refurbish the property to provide it to environment-class Holiday getaway Inn common. By the close of 2023, it will also open up Holiday Inn Melbourne Richmond, Crowne Plaza Melbourne Carlton and Holiday Inn Dandenong.

Speaking at the launch, Ross Pelligra defined his enthusiasm for the probable in the north of Adelaide.

“When we initial invested in South Australia at the Holden plant, we acquired thrilled about the north of Adelaide with the development and the folks and the expansion of business and we also discovered a deficiency of good quality infrastructure,” Pelligra said.

“We appeared all-around to see wherever we could have an legendary constructing for the following generation as we take a extensive time period check out with anything that we do. As I started accomplishing my exploration, I could see there was opportunity below and my future get in touch with was to Leanne and it started off to show that there was a massive need for the lodge with research exhibiting there was not need for just one but basically two hotels as there have been no new inns developed in the very last 10 years.

“We see this as a lengthy time period multi-generational job that will unlock the north of Adelaide. For us as a enterprise we see this as a shovel completely ready venture that is desired currently as the metropolis is growing – it demands a hero to the spot to generate the metropolis.”

Macpherson was very pleased to celebrate the signing of Holiday break Inn and Suites Mawson Lakes.

“I would like to congratulate Ross and the Pelligra team for investing in South Australia tourism and hospitality. Today’s announcement is a lot more than words and phrases – currently we are breaking floor and we confidently say that this terrific hotel is properly and really on monitor to be opened in below two limited several years,” Macpherson mentioned.

“We can see an remarkable potential for South Australian tourism with motorists these as University of South Australia, hospitals and sector close by, we are confident that this brand new Getaway Inn will be a really sought after spot for both company and leisure travellers alike.

An artist’s effect of Holiday Inn Suites Mawson Lakes

“Excitingly, this will be IHG’s fifth lodge in Adelaide which underlines our placement as a single of the major resort operators in this excellent metropolis. It enhances our present resorts – iconic Intercontinental Lodge Adelaide and the recently opened Crowne Plaza Adelaide, the Resort Indigo Adelaide Markets and the Holiday break Inn Express Adelaide Metropolis Centre.

IHG’s partnership with the Pelligra Team has grown more than the earlier 5 yrs now marking 6 hotels opened and signed collectively in Australia.

“I know that the Holiday getaway Inn and Suites at Mawson Lakes will display off the ideal of the brand name just as Pelligra has with the preceding Holiday break Inn qualities notably the new Holiday Inn Werribee which is a excellent instance of the brand name and it is the initially in Australia with Holiday Inn’s signature open foyer,” Macpherson reported.

“I am thrilled that we can carry on that growth with each other with the signing of this good hotel as properly as the approaching opens at the Holiday getaway Inn Richmond, the Crown Plaza Melbourne Carlton and the Holiday Inn Dandenong and I believe it is truthful to say Ross that we have bold designs to mature that portfolio together. Ross and Pelligra team, thank you for your excellent partnership with IHG and to your shared determination to opening remarkable motels with each other. We cannot wait to see this terrific house appear to life.”

IHG Inns & Resorts SVP Handling Director Japan, Australasia and Pacific, Leanne Harwood claimed: “Being listed here nowadays, asserting a state-of-the-artwork, new-build hotel with a person of our wonderful companions, Ross Pelligra, is amazing and a legitimate testomony to the trust and power of our relationship. We have a shared vision of creating world-class, chopping-edge accommodations and the Pelligra Group obviously has an affinity for our models, and we would love to grow that together. It is an honour to be in this article currently along with Ross and his group and to be creating on these foundations that we have developed, collectively.”

The lodge will be situated adjacent to the College of South Australia Mawson Lakes campus, Mawson Central Searching Centre and the Parafield Airport and in just shut proximity to the Edinburgh RAAF Foundation, Lyell McEwin Medical center, many significant manufacturing and logistics centres, building it a excellent foundation for people in town for small business or leisure.  

IHG has enjoyed a single of its most significant several years of lodge signings and openings on file over the past several several years and with practically 150 open up or signed hotels in Australasia by itself, it is deemed just one of the region’s foremost hotel operators. 

Reporting by HM’s James Wells