IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of its first hotel on the NSW South Coast, with the Crowne Plaza Shell Cove Marina planned to open in 2025.
Crowne Plaza Shell Cove Marina will be part of a $1.5 billion master-planned coastal residential, commercial and tourist project within the Shellharbour region.
The overall development will include a man-made in-shore harbour and a 270-berth marina, as well as a town centre that features a supermarket, retail outlets, restaurants, library, community centre, parklands and the hotel.
The 181 key Crowne Plaza will feature three food and beverage outlets, extensive meeting and events space and an outdoor pool.
This is IHG’s second hotel with Oscars Group, building on a partnership that already includes Holiday Inn Warwick Farm.
“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,” said Matt Tripolone, managing director for IHG Hotels & Resorts Australasia & Pacific.
“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.”