IHG announces elevated positioning of forthcoming Adelaide hotel

IHG Hotels & Resorts, Pelligra Group and ONE7 have raised the positioning of their 2024-opening Mawson Lakes property from Holiday Inn & Suites to a Crowne Plaza hotel.

The Adelaide property, which was originally announced as a 130-key Holiday Inn & Suites, has undergone a transformation during its development phase and will now fit the upscale space.

Elevated opening plans

On opening in 2024, Crowne Plaza Mawson Lakes will cater for the higher than anticipated demand seen for corporate, leisure and conference and event clientele.

Pelligra Group is currently the owner of Holiday Inn Werribee, Holiday Inn Dandenong and Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport IHG properties. Crowne Plaza Carlton, Crowne Plaza Mawson Lakes and Holiday Inn Richmond are soon to join the portfolio.

Ross Pelligra, Chairman of Pelligra Group, said: “We are already so proud to operate three amazing Holiday Inn hotels in Werribee, Dandenong and Melbourne Airport, with Crowne Plaza Carlton poised to open this year. Now we’re excited to be expanding our IHG brand portfolio to include our second Crowne Plaza in Adelaide.”

Matt Tripolone, Managing Director for IHG Hotels & Resorts Australasia & Pacific, commented: “IHG and Pelligra Group share a remarkable partnership, operating three hotels together with three more in the pipeline.”

“We are delighted that Ross and the Pelligra team envision such a positive outlook for the premium travel segment in Australia, leading them to invest in elevating this asset to the premium sector. This move brings exceptional iterations of the Crowne Plaza brand to Adelaide.”

A business and leisure hub

Crowne Plaza Mawson Lakes is on track to opening in the second half of 2024. Catering to both business and leisure travellers, the property will now feature 155 guest rooms, along with three meeting spaces, a fitness centre, bar and restaurant.

On the opening, Bruno Muscatello, Director of ONE7, commented: “We are immensely proud to announce the arrival of a globally renowned hotel brand to the vibrant Mawson Lakes precinct, Adelaide. This landmark addition not only signifies a momentous milestone for our company but is also a testament to our commitment to enhance the fabric of this thriving community.”

“Creating a fusion of world-class hospitality with the dynamic energy of Mawson Lakes is set to produce a synergy that will not only elevate the local business and leisure landscape, but also contribute to the flourishing growth of this exceptional precinct.”