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March 25, 2015

IHG signs agreement with Kalis Group for new Crowne Plaza hotel in Australia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has entered into a management agreement with hospitality firm The Kalis Group for a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Hobart, Australia.

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has entered into a management agreement with hospitality firm The Kalis Group for a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Hobart, Australia.

Featuring 187 rooms, the Crowne Plaza Hobart will be part of the mixed-use property ICON Complex being developed by Kalis Group.

IHG Australasia, Japan, Korea and Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) franchising COO Karin Sheppard said: "In expanding into new markets we always look to work with owners who understand our brands and are familiar with the city we’re entering.

"The location and facilities of the new Crowne Plaza Hobart will make it a great choice for both business and leisure guests when it opens in 2017."

Situated in central business district of the city, the new property offers easy access to major government and commercial offices, and will be near to the Salamanca Place and Constitution Dock.

The new property will include business and meetings facilities, including a ballroom, meeting rooms, boardroom and 24-hour business centre.

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"The location and facilities of the new Crowne Plaza Hobart will make it a great choice for both business and leisure guests when it opens in 2017."

Crowne Plaza Hobart will also feature all-day-dining restaurant, bar and fully equipped fitness centre.

Kalis Group CEO Alexia Kalis said: "Hobart is growing in popularity as a meetings and tourism destination, and improvements in air access are leading to increasing visitor arrivals every year.

"Crowne Plaza is globally recognised as a leading business hotel brand and we are confident this is what the locale needs to meet the expected tourism boom in the coming years.

Currently, IHG operates nine Crowne Plaza hotels in Australia, and includes 24 hotels under three brands in the country.


Image: IHG has signed management agreement with Kalis Group for new Crowne Plaza Hobart property. Photo: courtesy of InterContinental Hotels Group.

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