IHG Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in Australia with the signing of a Crowne Plaza hotel on the New South Wales (NSW) South Coast.

Crowne Plaza Shell Cove Marina will be launched in partnership with Oscars Group in 2025.

The property will be part of a $1.5bn mixed-used development within the Shellharbour region, which features a supermarket, retail outlets, restaurants, library, community centre and parklands.

IHG Hotels & Resorts Australasia & Pacific, managing director Matt Tripolone said: “We’re thrilled to be extending our reach across regional NSW with the addition of this stylish, design-forward hotel on the NSW South Coast, highlighting the increasing demand for contemporary new hotels in regional NSW.

“With an ideal position close to Wollongong and major industry and education hubs, Crowne Plaza Shell Cove Marina will be a popular option for corporate travellers and meeting and event guests, and will feature all the hallmarks business travellers want from a hotel – great connectivity in order to get work done during the day while also being a place that offers the chance for travellers to unwind with a drink at the bar at the end of the day.”

The hotel will have 181 rooms and other trademark features including the Plaza Workspace and an outdoor pool.

It will boast three food and beverage venues including a café, chic restaurant, and bar, as well as a space for meeting and events.

Additionally, the new property will complement Crowne Plaza’s new hotel openings in Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney Darling Harbour and Burwood.

In December last year, IHG teamed up with construction and investment firm Bao Quan Co to open Crowne Plaza Vinh Yen City Centre, its first international hotel in Vietnam’s Vinh Yen city.