The brand new 200-room Crowne Plaza Geelong will open in 2026 and is part of the Geelong Convention and Exhibition Centre precinct development project.
IHG Hotels & Resorts has some exciting plans for Geelong, and they’re not holding back on the wow factor! Get ready for the arrival of Crowne Plaza Geelong, set to open its doors in 2026 as part of the Geelong Convention and Exhibition Centre precinct development project which was unveiled last week.
With a stunning 1,000-seat venue, exhibition spaces, meeting rooms, and flexible event spaces, the exhibition centre will host the new 200-room Crowne Plaza, which will be a game-changer for Geelong.
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The striking Crowne Plaza Geelong will feature spacious rooms, an extensive restaurant and bar offering, a pool, and a gym. It will be perfectly connected to the convention and exhibition center, making it the go-to destination for event attendees looking for the ultimate experience.
This exciting venture is part of IHG’s expansion across regional Victoria, cementing its position as the largest global hotel operator in Geelong. With the imminent opening of the 180-room Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong, IHG is making waves in the hospitality scene, adding to their impressive portfolio of hotels in the region. This includes the Holiday Inn Dandenong, Holiday Inn Werribee and InterContinental Sorrento in 2022.
Cameron Burke, IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Director of Development for Australasia and Pacific, couldn’t be more thrilled about the partnership with Plenary Group and the growth opportunities it brings.
“This is an incredibly exciting development, and we will be delighted to be part of a precinct that will become a crown jewel for the city of Geelong. The addition of Crowne Plaza to Geelong would help capture visitation from both corporate and leisure travellers alike and serve as a strong endorsement to the pipeline of growth opportunities we’re currently experiencing throughout metropolitan and regional markets. With the opening of Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong also imminent, we’re excited at the prospect of becoming the largest global operator in Geelong and to maintaining our accelerated growth trajectory across Australia.”
The Victorian Minister for Regional Development, Harriet Shing, also expressed excitement about the project, highlighting the positive impact it will have on the local economy and job opportunities in the region.
Crowne Plaza has been enjoying a renaissance in Australia, with top-notch properties like Crowne Plaza Adelaide, Crowne Plaza Hobart, and more, showcasing the brand’s true potential. The upcoming Crowne Plaza properties, including Crowne Plaza Melbourne Carlton and Crowne Plaza Shell Cove Marina, promise to keep the momentum going.
So, mark your calendars for 2026, when Crowne Plaza Geelong is set to take the city by storm. With its world-class amenities and IHG’s commitment to True Hospitality for Good, this hotel will undoubtedly be a top pick for travelers seeking a memorable experience.
Stay tuned for more updates and prepare to be wowed by Crowne Plaza Geelong!