Pro-invest opens first Holiday Inn Express airport hotel in Sydney

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Doors will open to the newly constructed Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport this month, welcoming the increasing number of Trans-Tasman arrivals and domestic travellers with the establishment of specific travel bubbles.

The 247-room, 8-storey hotel is conveniently on the doorstep of Sydney’s domestic airport terminal and is only minutes away from the international terminal, providing hassle-free stays to business and leisure travellers with early departures or late arrivals.

Located in Mascot, Sydney’s CBD is just two train stops away, while providing easy access to many of Sydney’s top sporting grounds such as the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Randwick Racecourse.

Inspired by the locale, the aeronautically themed hotel’s entrance lobby features two large vintage propellers, the backdrop of guest lifts is inspired by wayfinding signage in an airport terminal, the gym and meeting room walls are reminiscent of runways, and the hotel has its own ‘business lounge’.

The airport motifs continue throughout the hotel’s room designs, with bathroom shower screens printed with airport arrival and departure signage.

Each room at Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport features everything the smart traveller needs – power showerheads to freshen up, a choice of pillows, black-out blinds and high-quality bedding for the perfect night’s sleep, and free uncapped Wi-Fi to catch up on news and reconnect with family and friends.

Hotel facilities also include two meeting rooms, flexible workspaces, free business centre, self-service laundry and on-site carparking.

Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport officially opens for stays from Tuesday 27 October.

Ronald Barrott, Chief Executive Officer of Pro-invest Group, said the Group’s first airport hotel was well-positioned for the return of international and domestic travel.

“With the Trans-Tasman travel bubble established between Sydney and New Zealand, and international arrivals increasing, we expect demand for this type of accommodation to grow,” he said.

“Sydney also has a reputation as a premier holiday destination both domestically and overseas and is a hub of business activity for corporate travellers.

“Just two quick stops from the city’s CBD, well-equipped with leisure and business facilities, and a short walk to the terminal – we are confident that our Sydney Airport hotel will be a very attractive accommodation option for a range of travellers.”

Mr Barrott said hotels provided the safest, cleanest accommodation option as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Travellers need not be concerned about hygiene during their stay with us – we have been redesigning the guest experience in response to the current climate and consumer expectations of health and safety,” he said.

“Science-led protocols as well as elevated cleaning and service measures have been introduced at our Sydney Airport hotel, as they have at all Pro-invest Group properties.

“This includes deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants, possible face mask requirements, various ways to reduce contact throughout the hotel such as cashless payments, and social distancing measures within public spaces.

As part of IHG , guests will also stay assured with the IHG Way of Clean program, refined in partnership with industry leading experts Cleveland ClinicEcolab and Diversey – including the IHG Clean Promise to give guests greater confidence and hotel teams the protection needed.

Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport’s Hotel Manager, Stephanie Roach, said her team was looking forward to showcasing what smart, simple travel was all about.

“Our rooms provide guests with everything they need to make them feel at home, even when they’re away,” she said.

“With Grab & Go breakfast options and snacks, beverages and barista made coffee available 24/7, travellers with early departures and late arrivals will appreciate the convenience our hotel offers.”

Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport is the seventh Holiday Inn Express hotel opened by Pro-invest Group, since 2016, following the launch of Sydney Macquarie Park, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle and Melbourne Southbank hotels in Australia, and Queenstown in New Zealand.

Pro-invest Group operates the Holiday Inn Express hotels, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing mid-scale brands, in Australia and New Zealand under a franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Pro-invest Group recently announced the closure of their second Australian Hospitality Opportunity Fund (Fund II). Fund II’s A$300m commitments will continue to focus on the expansion of the Holiday Inn Express footprint in Australia and New Zealand, along with targeting other opportunities presented by the current market environment.

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