First Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Papua New Guinea Opens in Port Moresby

April 14, 2015 // // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has welcomed Holiday Inn Express Port Moresby to its portfolio, located in the heart of the government district in the Papua New Guinean capital. Situated in a secure compound, the hotel is set in the middle of 12 acres of landscaped gardens with a variety of recreational facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

The 199-room hotel, which is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Papua New Guinea, offers a choice of modern queen and twin rooms, as well as free on-site undercover parking and a complimentary airport bus for international travellers.

Access to the hotel is via a modern four-lane highway, only 6km from Jacksons International Airport and 8km away from the Port Moresby CBD. For business travellers, the Papua New Guinean Parliament, as well as many government departments and diplomatic offices are situated close by. Travellers keen for a bit of downtime can enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Royal Port Moresby Golf Club, native flora and fauna in the Port Moresby Nature Park or, for culture buffs, art and historic artefacts at the National Museum and Art Gallery.

Within the compound the hotel offers a variety of modern facilities, including a gym with two squash courts, a jogging track and a fully equipped weights room; the gym also offers daily classes.

As with the over 2,300 Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world, guests can expect a hassle-free stay with the consistency and reliability of a global hotel brand, including:

  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel to ensure connectivity to the ones who matter.
  • Free Express Start™ Breakfast or a Grab & Go option for a smart start to the day.
  • A choice of firm or soft pillows for a comfortable and restful night’s sleep.
  • Refreshing power showers with a three-function massage showerhead and fluffy towels to keep travellers rejuvenated.

Karin Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer for Australasia, Japan, Korea & Franchise, IHG commented: “Holiday Inn Express is our fastest growing brand globally so it’s great to see it launching in new markets across the region. It’s the ideal option for the today’s on-the-go traveller, offering them everything they need and nothing they don’t for a reasonable rate. Papua New Guinea is a unique market and it’s an important step to now have three of our great brands, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, available to guests in the city.

“The first Holiday Inn Express hotel in South East Asia launched in 2012 and since then, we’ve already grown to a total of 12 hotels across Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. We’re looking forward to the launch of the brand in Australia next year too,” she added.

The opening of the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Papua New Guinea follows the successful expansion of the brand across South East Asia and preludes the launch of the brand in Australia next year. IHG has partnered with Pro Invest Group who has established a $150 million fund to develop a portfolio of 15 Holiday Inn Express hotels in Australia.

Holiday Inn Express Port Moresby will be offering a special opening rate of PGK540.00++for bookings from now until June 30th 2015. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels globally, please visit

IHG’s Best Price Guarantee promises that guests will always find the lowest rate by booking direct - find a qualifying, lower price elsewhere online and your first night is free and the rest of the stay will match the price.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. In January 2015, IHG acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the world's leading boutique hotel business.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 84 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,800 hotels and more than 710,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices worldwide.

In January 2015 we completed the acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, adding 62 hotels (11,300 rooms) to our system size and 16 hotels to our development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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