Holiday Inn Express debuts in New Guinea

first_imgHoliday Inn Express debuts in New GuineaInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has welcomed Holiday Inn Express Port Moresby to its portfolio, located in the heart of the government district in the Papua New Guinean capital. Situated in a secure compound, the hotel is set in the middle of 12 acres of landscaped gardens with a variety of recreational facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.The 199-room hotel, which is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Papua New Guinea, offers a choice of modern queen and twin rooms, as well as free on-site undercover parking and a complimentary airport bus for international travellers.Access to the hotel is via a modern four-lane highway, only 6km from Jacksons International Airport and 8km away from the Port Moresby CBD. For business travellers, the Papua New Guinean Parliament, as well as many government departments and diplomatic offices are situated close by. Travellers keen for a bit of downtime can enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Royal Port Moresby Golf Club, native flora and fauna in the Port Moresby Nature Park or, for culture buffs, art and historic artefacts at the National Museum and Art Gallery.Karin Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer for Australasia, Japan, Korea & Franchise, IHG commented: “Holiday Inn Express is our fastest growing brand globally so it’s great to see it launching in new markets across the region. It’s the ideal option for the today’s on-the-go traveller, offering them everything they need and nothing they don’t for a reasonable rate. Papua New Guinea is a unique market and it’s an important step to now have three of our great brands, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, available to guests in the city.“The first Holiday Inn Express hotel in South East Asia launched in 2012 and since then, we’ve already grown to a total of 12 hotels across Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. We’re looking forward to the launch of the brand in Australia next year too,” she added.The opening of the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Papua New Guinea follows the successful expansion of the brand across South East Asia and preludes the launch of the brand in Australia next year. IHG has partnered with Pro Invest Group who has established a $150 million fund to develop a portfolio of 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels in Australia.Source = IHGlast_img read more