Holiday Inn Express Newcastle opens with a focus on sustainability

Holiday Inn has made its debut in Newcastle today with the opening of the new Holiday Inn Express Newcastle.

Located on King Street, the 170-room hotel is the fourth Holiday Inn Express to open in Australia by Pro-invest Group following the launch of the Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide properties.

“Newcastle is gaining traction as a holiday destination for families and a hub for business, so we’re pleased to be able to contribute to its vibrancy by offering leisure or business travellers with a simple, smart hotel offering,” said Pro-invest Group chief executive Ronald Barrott.

“With so much development underway, including the foreshore, there is so much to look forward to in Newcastle and we’re proud to be a part of it, investing in what is already a strong tourism industry,” Barrott said.

The hotel also features a gym, two flexible meeting rooms, self-serve laundry, onsite parking and a free business centre

Rob Fahey has been appointed as the hotel manager. “We are passionate about the environment and have introduced a range of sustainable initiatives throughout the hotel including replacing plastic water bottles with refillable glass water bottles, going straw free and offering guests the choice to forego housekeeping if they stay for two nights or more,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to showcasing what smart, simple travel is all about and can’t wait to welcome both locals looking for a staycation and travellers exploring the region to our hotel,”

IHG has several more Holiday Inn hotels in the pipeline including Melbourne, Sydney Airport and Queenstown, New Zealand, in the next 12 months.