IHG has signed a management agreement that will
see it take over management of Hayman Island resort in the
Whitsunday Islands, rebranding it as Hayman Island, by
Hayman Island, by InterContinental will open in
2019 following a refurbishment. The resort previously operated as
the One&Only Hayman Island Resort but was closed after Tropical
Cyclone Debbie hit the island. The property is currently accepting
reservations from 1 March 2019 but is hoping to start welcoming
guests from late 2018 - early 2019.
The 166-room hotel, the only property on the
400-hectare island, is accessible
via Hamilton Island and then by either boat or
In addition to the resort, Mulpha Australia Limited
will offer a bespoke collection of homes for sale to those who
want to own a piece of heaven on Hayman Island.
agreement with Mulpha Australia Limited also sees IHG continue
with a long-term agreement to manage both InterContinental Sydney
and InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.
refurbishment project will take place at InterContinental Sydney over
the coming years. It will be the first major
upgrade since opening, and it is anticipated to add event spaces,
including a grand ballroom, that will show off the Sydney Harbour
Bridge and Opera House panoramas to anyone fortunate enough to
Under the new agreement,
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove will also get a refurbishment that
will see it continue its legacy as one of Queensland’s most
Leanne Harwood, Managing Director,
Australasia and Japan, IHG said, “Luxury travellers have long had
an affinity with InterContinental Sydney and InterContinental
Sanctuary Cove Resort, so we are thrilled to continue their legacy
for many years to come. What is particularly special is to now
welcome Hayman Island to the IHG family. We could not be more
delighted to continue, and strengthen, our partnership with Mulpha
Australia as we pursue our expansion plans in Australasia.”
IHG currently has 47 hotels operating
under four brands across Australasia: InterContinental, Crowne
Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express with a further 19 in
the pipeline including Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels.
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