Pro-invest opens it’s fifth Holiday Inn Express hotel – Melbourne Southbank.

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Pro-invest is pleased to have opened its 5th Holiday Inn Express hotel in the prime location of Melbourne Southbank on 23rd December 2019.
The opening event took place in the Great Room of the hotel and was officially opened with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by
Pro-invest Group Chief Executive Officer Ronald Barrott and Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s Associate Director Michael Di Russo
at the VIP event on 6th February 2020.

From left; Kirra Stott, General Manager of the hotel; Phil Kasselis, Managing Director Pro-invest Hotels Group; Tim Sherlock, Managing Director Pro-invest Developments; Michael Di Russo, CEFC Associate Director; Sabine Schaffer, Managing Partner Pro-invest Group; Ronald Barrott, CEO Pro-invest Group, Ruwan Peiris, Director of Operations Australasia IHG)

With the involvement of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank is pushing sustainability boundaries
with the hotel being designed to achieve a 5-star NABERS Energy rating which can be certified once >12 months operational.
Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank strives to be at the forefront of sustainable hotel design and operations

The Southbank hotel features a 22-storey mixed-use development consisting of a 345-room hotel, 370m2 retail space,
4,500m2 of commercial space and car parking. The Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel
to open in Melbourne, and fifth in Australia, joining properties in Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle and Sydney’s Macquarie Park.
Pro-invest is developing new Holiday Inn Express hotels in Sydney Airport and Queenstown (2020), Melbourne (Little Collins Street),
Sunshine Coast and Auckland (2021), Parramatta (2022) and a voco hotel in Auckland (2021). This will grow Proinvest’s hotel portfolio
to a total of 12 hotels and 2,864 rooms.

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Backed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Pro-invest’s Australian Hospitality Opportunity Fund II will build hotels that aim for a 5-star rating under the National Australian Built Environmental Rating Scheme (NABERS). The Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) coverage takes a dive into CEFC’s green finance backing in Pro-invest’s hotel portfolio. Please click here to read the AFR feature. 

Hotel developer Pro-invest is on the lookout for more Brisbane sites for the no-frills Holiday Inn Express brand after settling this week on a Spring Hill property. Demolition on an office building at 168-184 Wharf St will start later this month with the 226-room hotel expected to be completed in 18 months.

At the recent Australasia & Japan InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Awards Dinner for 2018 held at the InterContinental Osaka, Pro-invest hotels was awarded the winning Hotels and Managers in multiple categories.

Hotel developer and operator Pro-invest has paid $25 million for a 1,704 square metre development site on City Road in Southbank, Melbourne, where it will build its fourth Holiday Inn Express as part of its master development agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group.

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