Work is set to begin on a 4.5-star Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the new Maroochydore City Centre following approval for the project from Economic Development Queensland.
Developer Pro-invest expects to start construction on the nine-storey, 167-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites before Christmas with a view to opening in early 2021.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said Pro-invest’s commitment was another vote of confidence in the Maroochydore City Centre.
“The Maroochydore City Centre will be an incredibly important part of the Sunshine Coast’s future,” Jamieson said.
“Their investment also represents an opportunity for our tourism and business events industry, offering quality hotel accommodation in the heart of our new city centre.”
Pro-invest CEO Ronald Barrott said the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites would also cater to the events market with its conference and function facilities.
“The Sunshine Coast is transitioning from a largely leisure-based market to a more diversified market with major growth in businesses establishing themselves in the region to take advantage of the large-scale infrastructure project such as the expanded airport, the new Maroochydore CBD and the international broadband submarine cable,” he said.