October 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // Sydney, Australia - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the 146-room Holiday Inn Warwick Farm in south west Sydney. The previously-named Sunnybrook Hotel has benefited from a multimillion-dollar makeover and refurbishment to become Holiday Inn Warwick Farm.
Located at 355 Hume Highway Warwick Farm, the hotel is within easy access to a number of commercial and business park precincts and will meet the needs of the growing commercial and leisure based industries of south west Sydney. The hotel facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, gymnasium, meetings and events centre, heated outdoor swimming pool, a tavern adjacent to the hotel with gaming facilities, and generous onsite parking.
The hotel’s guest rooms and restaurant, which were fully refurbished in the last 12 months, feature classic décor and comfortable furnishings. The hotel gymnasium and swimming pool have been upgraded, and work is commencing on upgrading the adjoining Oscars Tavern and the meeting and events centre (both due for completion in mid-2014).
The hotel’s event facilities will include three new conference rooms and will be able to provide meetings and ballroom space for both the local corporate and leisure markets. The adjacent event centre will be completely refurbished and will be able to host up to 700 people for banquets and entertainment.
A key benefit for guests of the hotel is its proximity to the suburbs of Liverpool, Chipping Norton, Cabramatta and Moorebank, as well as to the leisure attractions of Warwick Farm Racecourse and Warwick Farm Polo Fields.
Alan Watts, Australasia Chief Operating Officer, IHG said, "The opening of Holiday Inn Warwick Farm is the next step in Holiday Inn hotels’ growth in New South Wales – this is the sixth of our Holiday Inn hotels in Sydney. The Liverpool local government area has been earmarked by the state as a major regional centre in Sydney, and Holiday Inn Warwick Farm will be ideally positioned to cater to growing demand for hotel accommodation there, offering a great guest experience."
Dimitri Karam, General Manager, Holiday Inn Warwick Farm said: "This is a very exciting day for the hotel team, and for south west Sydney and surrounds. Holiday Inn Warwick Farm offers the service, comfort and value synonymous with the Holiday Inn brand, including quality facilities, business amenities and the Kids Eat & Stay Free programme.
"We’re confident that business and leisure travellers will appreciate the new hotel offerings, and in particular the soon-to-open Oscars Tavern and event centre."
Holiday Inn Warwick Farm has joined the family of 11 Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts currently operating across Australia.
Guests can book rooms at great rates at Holiday Inn Warwick Farm by visiting www.holidayinn.com.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 74 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 678,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
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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