InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and St Marys Rugby League Club have signed a franchise agreement for a 123-room, new build Holiday Inn hotel in St Marys, Greater Sydney. Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys, scheduled to open in late 2017 will represent a new definition of the Holiday Inn brand in Australia. Featuring contemporary exteriors and a sleek, streamlined look and feel within its rooms and public spaces, this hotel will provide the ultimate in comfort for visitors to the popular Greater Sydney precinct. The Hotel will feature 123 well-appointed guest rooms in addition to a business centre, gym and meeting rooms.
Located 45 kilometres west of Sydney’s central business district, the Hotel will form part of the St Mary’s Rugby Leagues Club entertainment precinct, which features a variety of Food and beverage outlets including 4 restaurants and 3 bars and a bottle shop.The precinct also includes child care facilities and western Sydney’s new premier attraction, the Skypeak Adventures outdoor activity centre.
Matt Tripolone, Head of Development Australasia & Japan, IHG said: “This signing is a very important, and timely one for IHG; the development of this hotel with St Marys Rugby League Club marks the start of a great long term relationship. The positioning of Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys provides the opportunity to expand our footprint in this prime location, ideally suited to both weekday and weekend travellers. IHG is very excited to once again form a long term relationship with the Club industry – this is a growing industry and IHG’s Holiday Inn brand is well suited to its family, entertainment and sporting focus and will assist with job creation in the local community.
“As we’ve seen with the success of our other Holiday Inn franchises in Warwick Farm and Parramatta, this will be a very popular accommodation option for visitors to the area, and a solid investment for St Marys Rugby League Club.”
Rod Desborough, CEO, St Marys Rugby League Club said, “We are delighted to announce this new hotel which will be developed over the coming year. The support provided by IHG to date has been second to none, and we are excited to partner with them in the build-up to opening, and beyond. Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys will offer our valued members and their families, as well as the wider Rugby League community with an entirely new, contemporary accommodation offering.”
Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys will provide guests with dining and refreshment offerings in very close proximity to the hotel, with a number of bars, restaurants and a bottle shop located adjacent to the hotel in the League Club.
IHG currently has 26 hotels operating under four brands in Australia: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza,Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
Holiday Inn is the most recognised hotel brand in the world. There are close to 1,200 Holiday Inn hotels globally (including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Resorts and Holiday Inn Club Vacations), with a further 260 properties in the development pipeline.