IHG EXPANDS IN REGIONAL NSW
THE InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has expanded its portfolio in NSW with the addition of two high-profile properties outside Sydney.
The former Sebel Resort & Spa Hawkesbury Valley (pictured), one of the most popular conference properties at the foot of the Blue Mountains, will from this week operate as the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley.
It has been joined in the IHG stable by the Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, an upmarket estate suited to corporate retreats which has also worn the Sebel brand until now.
Both properties have long targeted the Sydney corporate markets for out-of-town events, as well as interstate and overseas guests able to travel within 1-2 hours of the city.
“We are delighted to welcome these two stunning hotels to the growing IHG family,” said the group’s chief operating officer Australasia Karin Sheppard.
“Just a short drive from Sydney, both properties offer worldclass facilities and an oasis of calm sophistication,” she said.
The 105-room Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley is set among 8ha of gardens outside Windsor, with eight formal and five informal meeting rooms, two restaurants and leisure facilities including tennis courts, adjacent golf courses and the Villa Thalgo Day Spa.
The 70-room Kirkton Park Hunter Valley has five meeting rooms and four breakout rooms, situated on 28ha of rolling countryside with mountain views near Cessnock.