The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal that will see the Holiday Inn name return to Cairns. IHG has has signed a management agreement with Taisei Kanko Australia Pty Limited for the 173-room Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside.
The hotel currently operates as the Mercure Cairns Harbourside and will undergo a refurbishment before opening as a Holiday Inn later this year. It will become the eleventh Holiday Inn hotel in the country.
The hotel is located at the northern end of The Esplanade in Cairns, and is in close proximity to Cairns Airport, and a short distance from the Cairns waterfront and harbour. It is a 10 minute walk from the Cairns CBD. As a result of its location, IHG are spruiking its benefits for both the leisure and business traveller.