Holiday Inn Dandenong
IHG Hotels & Resorts announces Holiday Inn signing in Dandenong
Scheduled for April 2022 – 126 Rooms
This will be IHG's fifth hotel with the Pelligra Group, making them one of IHG's largest owners in Australasia. It signifies the continued, successful partnership between the two groups, building on other open or signed hotels which include Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, the newly opened Holiday Inn Werribee, and upcoming Holiday Inn Melbourne Richmond and Crowne Plaza Melbourne Carlton.
Formerly the Ramada Encore by Wyndham Dandenong, the hotel will undergo a state-of-the-art $10m refurbishment, before opening as a next-generation Holiday Inn in April 2022. The news continues IHG's rapid growth across Victoria, following the opening of Holiday Inn Werribee and upcoming Holiday Inn openings in Geelong, Ringwood, Richmond, Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall and Ballarat.
Once open, all of the hotel's 108 guestrooms will receive a major refurbishment and an additional 18 new rooms added, and the lobby will be completely transformed, incorporating Holiday Inn's Open Lobby cutting edge concept, designed to bring people together in a convivial setting.
Holiday Inn will add significant value to the property post transformation, taking it from a limited-service hotel to a completely refreshed, full-service upper midscale positioning under the much loved and globally recognised Holiday Inn banner
Located around 30 kilometres from Melbourne, Holiday Inn Dandenong is set to be a central hub for visitors in a growing area, bustling with new infrastructure projects, big business headquarters, universities and potentially a new, $110m 15,00-seat sports stadium and events centre.
In 2006, a 15-year, $290m 'Revitalising Central Dandenong' (RCD) program was announced by the Victorian Government aimed at improving the general amenity of the Dandenong CBD and re-establishing Dandenong city centre as the capital of Melbourne's growing south east region. Holiday Inn Dandenong will be located just a few metres from the centre of the RCD initiative and will be a vibrant and welcomed addition to the precinct.