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Geelong Welcomes Its First Major Hotel in 20 Years: Holiday Inn & Suites Opens Doors!

Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong

IHG Hotels & Resorts, in collaboration with Franzé Developments, have launched a new Holiday Inn & Suites in Geelong, Australia.

This establishment is the first major new-build hotel in the region in nearly two decades, bringing the globally renowned Holiday Inn brand to Geelong.

Situated within the sprawling $200 million Geelong Quarter by Franzé Developments, the hotel stands as the largest in the Geelong and Bellarine area. It boasts 180 elegantly designed rooms, including 23 suites, and introduces Holiday Inn’s innovative Open Lobby concept. This unique design merges the reception, restaurant, lounge, and business centre into a cohesive space, offering guests a versatile experience.



The hotel's restaurant, Maestro, curated by the acclaimed Australian chef Adrian Richardson, showcases a menu inspired by local ingredients. For those always on the go, the hotel ensures seamless connectivity with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and a dedicated e-bar. The property also caters to events, with spaces designed to host social gatherings, conferences, and more.

Guests can relish breathtaking views of the Geelong waterfront from many rooms, and the hotel's commitment to sustainability is evident in features like rainwater harvesting and energy-efficient amenities.



Paul Franze, Founder & Director of Franzé Developments, expressed his enthusiasm about the project, emphasizing its potential to drive Geelong's growth. Matt Tripolone, Managing Director at IHG Hotels & Resorts Australasia & Pacific, echoed this sentiment, praising the collaboration with Franzé Developments.

Daniel Payne, General Manager of Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong, highlighted the hotel's role in Geelong's transformation into a hub for business, culture, and leisure, and its contribution to the local economy with the creation of 68 jobs.

Strategically located just an hour from Melbourne's central business district, the hotel is poised to attract both local and international visitors, offering a gateway to explore the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road.


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