Hay St Tower Guest Room Refurbishment Complete

Hay St Tower Guest Room Refurbishment Complete

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Hay St Tower Refurbishment Complete

Part of the $12 million renovation is complete and Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

begins to welcome guests to experience its new rooms

21 August 2015: Holiday Inn Perth City Centre has completed stage 1 of its $12 million dollar makeover and begun to welcome guests to its new refreshed rooms. Work on the Hay St tower guestrooms commenced late January with all 84 rooms completed and fully operational on 18 August 2015.

The wing offers 84 newly refurbished guest rooms, 21 of which are King Deluxe offering complimentary Vittoria Espresso Machine, 2 bottles of water and internet, located on the upper level of the tower.

Each room has a different combination of colours, fabrics, furniture and artwork all derived from a central complementary palette of colours, the rooms are vibrant and comfortable for the contemporary traveller. The guest room ensuite upgrade boasts style and functionality. A vibrant patterned glass splashback offers great contrast to the warm wood and stone top vanity. Guests who have experienced the newly refurbished room have praised the new design: “very fresh modern look, the upgrade has done wonders, well designed”.

Edwin Bollig, Senior Architect of Bollig Design Group, stated: “The hotel encompasses a slight boutique feel but in a contemporary manner with a homely feel and a touch of chic.”

The next stage of the new look Holiday Inn Perth City Centre includes refurbishment of the remaining guestrooms, ground floor lobby, restaurant and upgraded façade, all designed to offer a reinvigorated guest experience. Work on the ground floor will commence in early September with completion by the end of the year.

JAXON Construction who is heading up the project will continue to work closely in consultation with hotel management to minimise the impact on the everyday hotel operations and guest journey.

Deane Palmer, General Manager of Holiday Inn Perth City Centre said; “We trust our guests will be delighted by the modern and contemporary lobby experience and innovative dining facilities”.


The History of Holiday Inn

The History of Holiday Inn

About our brand and the changes along the way

Kemmons Wilson’s insightfulness changed everything. In 1952 he created a brand of affordable hotels where everyday families could enjoy a consistently clean and friendly environment. From then on Holiday Inn celebrated many successes.

1952: First Holiday Inn hotel opened in Memphis, TN, USA by Kemmons Wilson.

1965: Holiday Inn embraced technological innovation during its expansion, contracting IBM to design and implement the chain’s Holidex system.

Today Holidex is the enabler for all of our booking channels handling over 800,000 reservations every day… That’s nearly 300 million reservations per year.Holiday Inn Perth Refurbishment

1967: Holiday Inn Leiden opens in the Netherlands, the first Holiday inn to open in Europe.

1983: Holiday Inn introduces ‘Priority Club Rewards’ loyalty programme.

1993: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts becomes the largest hotel brand in the world with 365,000 rooms.

1995: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts Worldwide goes live on the internet. It’s the first hotel company to enable guests to book directly online.

2007: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts brand announces a $1 billion face lift in Dallas. During the project, hotel owners refurbished interiors, furnished rooms with new bedding and shower heads, and raised customer service standards. More than 3000 hotels now operate under new standard, making it the biggest relaunch in history.

2009: Holiday Inn Pudong Nanpu opens as the 100th Holiday Inn in Asia Pacific.

2012: Holiday Inn Hotels celebrates 60 years of innovation and welcoming guests.

Holiday Inn Brand Family is the official hotel provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our colleagues run the Athletes’ village and our teams around the world share our pride through initiatives including ‘Race Around the World’ and our global search for IHG’s Torch Relay Runners.


How the Holiday Inn brand fits in with IHG?

It all began in 1777 when William Bass opened a brewery in Burton-on-Trent in the UK. Bass made his first significant move into the holiday industry in 1988, buying Holiday Inn International. By 2003 the business had changed from domestic brewer to an international hospitality retailer and on 15 April InterContinental Hotel Group PLC became a stand alone hotel company listed on the London and New york stock exchanges. See the full story click here.


Where the story begins

Where the story begins

How Holiday Inn came to be

We are very excited to share our Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Refurbishment journey with you but first we need to take a step back in time and see where the story beings.

In the beginning… BeginningBlog

In 1951, Kemmons Wilson set out by car on a family vacation with his wife and 5 kids. When he reached his destination he was unhappy with the facilities and amenities they had to offer a family and they charged him an extra $2 for each of his children – the room rate was $8.

He realised he could make a difference in America and within a year he’d opened his first Holiday Inn hotel in Memphis Tennessee to fix what was missing in hotels in America. Within 10 years, there were 400. The rest they say is history.

In the early 50s vacations were beyond the means of most families. Kemmons Wilson’s insightfulness changed all that. In 1952 he created a brand of affordable hotels where everyday families could enjoy a consistently clean and friendly environment.


Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Refurbishment

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Refurbishment

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Set to Have a Modern Makeover

$12 million renovation to include updated guest rooms, public spaces and a new al fresco dining area

2 December, 2014: Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is set to have a modern makeover with plans for a $12 million dollar refurbishment. The work, which will commence early January 2015 and is set to be completed by the end of the same year, will give the hotel a completely revitalised look with planned refurbishment of the hotel’s guest rooms, public areas and food and beverage outlets.

As part of the refurbishment, all room furnishings will be upgraded to create a light, airy and contemporary feel with a high quality finish, promising to provide guests with a fresh and comfortable stay. In addition, each room will receive an en-suite upgrade which will provide a heightened guest room experience upon completion.

The new look hotel will also provide guests with fresh new food and beverage outlets and re-energised dining facilities, including a new al fresco dining area directly on the street level, helping guests to get a feel for the excitement and buzz of the city centre. The new dining area will also provide guests with a more intimate dining and lounge experience.

Exterior scaffolding will be erected in early January to facilitate the access to guest floors from the exterior of the hotel from Hay Street, while the main entry and street access to the hotel will be screened to provide easy access to the lobby and reception.

Hotel guests will experience minimal disruption during the renovation period, as work will take place Monday to Saturday between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 to ensure little disturbance. The guest room program will be completed one tower at a time, enabling the hotel to operate with little disruption to guests.

Deane Palmer, General Manager at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, said: “The Holiday Inn brand is renowned for making guests feel comfortable by providing a familiar yet modern and fresh experience. Holiday Inn Perth City Centre has been part of Perth’s business community since the re-branding of the Town House Hotel in the late 1970s, and that’s what we will continue to deliver.

“We’re looking forward to being able to debut the hotel’s new, freshened up look next year, which will help to cement our hotel as the preferred choice for locals and visitors to Perth for many more years to come.”