Pipeline26 March 2019

Australia’s Dandenong to welcome a brand new Holiday Inn & Suites in 2021

Scheduled for 2021 – 160 Rooms

Martyn Barnes has signed his third IHG®-branded hotel, bringing Holiday Inn & Suites to Dandenong, the so-called ‘capital’ of Melbourne’s south-east.

Headlining a mixed-use development that includes two levels of office space, the 160-room, design-led Holiday Inn & Suites Dandenong will rise to 11 levels when it opens in 2021, affording great views of the city. It will offer guests an all-day dining and bar experience, a gym, conference and meeting facilities, and retail shopping via separate access. It will also feature a long stay suite component targeting the corporate traveller who is looking to stay for extended periods.

The hotel will boast the ideal location, a short stroll from Dandenong train station and the business district, which will enjoy a boost from the State Government’s $290-million ‘Revitalising Central Dandenong’ (RCD), creating demand for a world-class hotel to cater to growing business travel.

Dandenong is already considered by many to be Melbourne’s second city and the gateway to Gippsland. It’s a key employment cluster in Victoria, with its industrial precinct in Dandenong South one of Australia’s most significant, employing almost 30,000 people and accounting for around 77% of employment in the area. It is already home to Amazon’s first Australian distribution centre, the Australian Tax Office (ATO), Salvation Army regional headquarters, Dandenong Hospital, Chisholm 5 Institute of TAFE and a number of industrial, manufacturing and government offices.