IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has announced the signing of the second Holiday Inn & Suites in Australasia, partnering for the first time with Felix Capital to open Holiday Inn & Suites Caloundra Sunshine Coast in early 2028.

Overlooking the beaches and coastal town of Caloundra, this new hotel will form part of a mixed-use development in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

The 160-room hotel will include 33 suites and feature a signature rooftop restaurant and sky bar, an open lobby, all-day dining restaurant and lobby cafe, meeting spaces, fitness centre, outdoor pool and kids club.

Located on Bulcock Street in Caloundra, the property will be a 90-minute drive from Brisbane, and 35 minutes from Maroochydore airport. Plus, a light rail with connectivity from Brisbane airport was recently announced by the Queensland State Government, to be completed in advance of the 2032 Summer Olympics in Brisbane.

Holiday Inn & Suites Caloundra, Sunshine Coast is the latest signing in IHG’s Essentials portfolio and will be the group’s 10th hotel in Queensland.

“Balancing a desired location and outstanding aspect, with convenient accessibility to a myriad of diverse recreational activities, we expect Holiday Inn & Suites Caloundra Sunshine Coast to be a popular destination for leisure and business travellers alike, particularly with families,” said Cameron Burke, director of development, Australasia & Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts.