Hotels

Holiday Inn Express opens its first Aussie airport hotel

Doors are now open for Holiday Inn Express’ Sydney Airport property, just in time for trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ arrivals and domestic travellers to ramp up again.

The 247-room, eight-storey hotel is on the doorstep of Sydney’s domestic airport terminal, only minutes away from the international terminal, providing hassle-free stays to business and leisure travellers with early departures or late arrivals.

Located in Mascot, the hotel is two train stops away from Sydney’s CBD providing easy access to many of Sydney’s sporting grounds like the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Randwick Racecourse.

The hotel is aeronautically themed with two large vintage propellers in the lobby, the backdrop of guest lifts is inspired by wayfinding signage in an airport terminal, the gym and meeting room walls are reminiscent of runways, and the hotel has its own ‘business lounge’.

The airport motifs continue throughout the hotel’s room designs, with bathroom shower screens printed with airport arrival and departure signage.

Each room features power showerheads to freshen up, a choice of pillows, black-out blinds and high-quality bedding for the perfect night’s sleep, and free uncapped WiFi.

Hotel facilities also include two meeting rooms, flexible workspaces, free business centre, self-service laundry and onsite car parking.

Ronald Barrott, CEO of Pro-invest Group, said the company’s first airport hotel was well-positioned for the return of international and domestic travel.

“With the trans-Tasman travel bubble established between Sydney and New Zealand, and international arrivals increasing, we expect demand for this type of accommodation to grow,” he said.

“Travellers need not be concerned about hygiene during their stay with us. We have been redesigning the guest experience in response to the current climate and consumer expectations of health and safety.

“Science-led protocols, as well as elevated cleaning and service measures, have been introduced at our Sydney Airport hotel, as they have at all Pro-invest Group properties.

“This includes deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants, possible face mask requirements, various ways to reduce contact throughout the hotel such as cashless payments, and social distancing measures within public spaces.”

As part of IHG, the property will also be a part of the hotel group’s Way of Clean program, refined in partnership with industry-leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey – including the IHG Clean Promise to give guests greater confidence and hotel teams the protection needed.

Holiday Inn Express Sydney Airport is the seventh Holiday Inn Express hotel opened by Pro-invest Group since 2016.


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Destinations

Qld closes border to NSW, WA reinstates hard border with SA, trans-Tasman bubble suspended, and Victoria calls for “ring of steel” around Sydney

Yes, we got a bit carried away with the headline, but there has been A LOT going in in the last 24 hours that you all should be fully aware of.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line’s longstanding Aussie VP exits, replacement named

Carnival’s Jennifer Vandekreeke has hailed herself a water taxi and headed back to shore. We’re going to assume the fare was pretty expensive.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

The Star pulls Crown merger proposal over Royal Commission “issues”

by Huntley Mitchell

The future of James Packer’s casino empire is looking bleaker by the minute, with The Star no longer interested in teaming up.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

New data reveals the COVID jab that will get you the most stamps on your vaccine passport

When it comes to international travel, it’s becoming clear that not all COVID-19 vaccines are created equal. However, this new data might just surprise you.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Domestic border restrictions force Rex to cut capacity

And, to make matters even more complicated, the airline is expecting a couple more aircraft to join its domestic fleet very soon.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

“Michelin Guide” of home sharing knocks back 97 per cent of hosts who apply

The homes listed on this new Airbnb competitor’s website are far more attractive than most people we know. Then again, we’ve not been getting out much lately.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Almost 75pc of Carnival’s fleet to be operational by end of 2021

The world’s largest cruise company is gradually getting some meat back on its bones, but it won’t quite have that pre-pandemic girth by the end of the year.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Helloworld agent wins appeal over COVID-19 refund worth over $9,000

by Ali Coulton

With a little help from her friends at AFTA, this agent managed to score a landmark win for the travel trade.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

AirlineRatings.com reveals the world’s best airline for 2021

Aussie airlines fared well in this year’s awards, but the accolade of top dog (or in this instance, top bird) went to an overseas carrier.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Travel industry reacts to Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics win

While Queensland’s capital was a shoo-in to snare the Games for 2032, it was still a bloody nice bit of news for Aussies to wake up to this morning.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Marriott makes “all-important” senior appointment

Sean Hunt has donned the overalls to install a vital new cog in Marriott’s revenue machine. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Globus and Cosmos break sales record with release of 2022 local trips

Get in quick, folks! One trip had already sold half of its departures within two days of its release!

Share

CommentComments