Dandy in Dandenong: A New Inn-vasion of Comfort and Class!

By Our Reporter
Holiday Inn Dandenong public spaces // Pic supplied

IHG Hotels & Resorts has proudly unveiled its newest creation, the splendid 124-room Holiday Inn Dandenong. Situated at 50-52 McCrae Street, in the dynamic heart of the business and entertainment district, Holiday Inn Dandenong opens its doors, emerging as a burgeoning hotspot for local enthusiasts and global wanderers alike. Whether for business connections, leisurely dining, or a craving for cultural experiences, this chic destination offers an exquisite blend of unpretentious Melburnian design with a touch of elegance. Welcome to Destination Dandenong—where modern sophistication meets warm hospitality.

Invested with an impressive $12 million by hotel owner Pelligra Group, the transformation and build have given life to a next-generation Holiday Inn. It’s a vibrant space filled with innovative features such as the brand’s signature Open Lobby concept, conference rooms, and the alluring Dandelion Lounge + Eatery, where the essence of Melbourne’s rich culinary tradition is ready to be explored. Experience the new era of invigorated elegance and allure in Dandenong!

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Innovation with a Touch of Elegance

Fully revamped with 16 new build rooms, configurations range from King Suites to Double Premium and Queen Standard, catering to corporate and leisure travellers as well as families. With amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness centre, secure underground parking, and same-day laundry services, guests can revel in comfort and convenience.

In a nod to Melbourne’s unpretentious design ethos, the interiors flaunt polished concrete looks, exposed ceilings, black metal features, and natural oak battens. The vibrant colours, curated feature lighting pieces, delightful décor, and greenery conjure a welcoming and slightly whimsical ambiance.

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A New Hub for a Revitalised Dandenong

The hotel’s General Manager, Scott Schaefer, envisions Holiday Inn Dandenong as a hub for visitors and locals alike to conduct business and connect. Schaefer expressed enthusiasm about the project, highlighting the hotel’s warm and welcoming environment at an affordable price point.

Central Dandenong’s evolution continues to blossom, with a $290m commitment from the Victorian Government to transform the suburban centre into an economic powerhouse. With the opening of Holiday Inn, the area is set to attract various workforces, including manufacturing, construction, education, and health services.

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Destination Dandenong: A Taste of Tourism

With attractions like the 154-year-old Dandenong Market and the thrilling Melbourne Cable Park & Aqua Fun Park, Greater Dandenong holds an allure for tourists. Proximity to landmarks such as Dandenong Stadium, Ladbrokes Park/Sandown Raceway, Drum Theatre, and Armada Dandenong Plaza further enhances the appeal.

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Painting the Town ‘Med’: A Culinary Adventure

The new Dandelion Lounge + Eatery brings ‘Itali-fusion’ to the food scene of Dandenong, offering delicacies ranging from wood-fired pizza to house-made pasta, available seven days a week. With award-winning Executive Chef Atish Chaudhuri at the helm, the culinary options also feature quirky delights like Breakfast Pizza and Coconut Bircher with strawberry compote.

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A Commitment to Community and Sustainability

Focusing on engaging with and supporting the local community, Holiday Inn Dandenong has fostered connections with local business groups and even partnered with social enterprise SisterWorks’ Dandenong Empowerment Hub to employ three migrant women. The hotel’s participation in IHG’s Green Engage™ System and the inclusion of 5 EV charging stations underline a commitment to sustainability.

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Conclusion: A Dandy Experience in Dandenong

With a combination of innovative design, culinary wonders, and community connection, Holiday Inn Dandenong heralds a new era of comfort and class. From business functions to leisurely stays, this hotel stands as a testament to the revitalisation and vibrant future of Dandenong.

For special offers and further information, visit holidayinn.com/dandenong.

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