InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Tasmania-based hospitality company, The Kalis Group, for a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Hobart.
The 187-room Crowne Plaza Hobart is IHG’s first endeavour into Tasmania and it will be part of the ICON Complex, a mixed-use development by The Kalis Group.
Located in the city’s central business district, the hotel’s close proximity to major government and commercial offices will be a draw for business guests.
Crowne Plaza Hobart will feature a range of business and meetings facilities including a ballroom, meeting rooms, boardroom and 24-hour business centre.
IHG chief operating officer Australasia, Japan, Korea & Asia, Middle East and Africa Karin Sheppard, said in expanding into new markets IHG always look to work with Owners who understand the destination.
“We are delighted to be establishing our presence in yet another key Australian city with The Kalis Group. Hobart is thriving and tourism is a key part of that. The location and facilities of the new Crowne Plaza Hobart will make it a great choice for both business and leisure guests when it opens in 2017,” Ms Sheppard said.
Crowne Plaza is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world with over 400 hotels in more than 65 countries worldwide, including 69 hotels across the Asia, Middle East and Africa region.
There are currently 9 Crowne Plaza hotels open across Australia, and IHG currently has a total of 24 hotels in Australia across three brands.