PORT LOUIS, Mauritius—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport on the island’s south east coast.
The 140-room hotel is surrounded by gardens carefully landscaped to preserve the natural botanic diversity. The names of the hotel’s food and beverage outlets pay tribute to the proximity to the country’s airport and the history of air trips and travel in Mauritius: its all-day dining restaurant, 1933, is named after the year the first international flight was made from the island and Piper Navajo, its bar lounge, is named after the first type of plane used to link Mauritius island to Rodrigues island in 1972.
In addition to leisure guests, Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport caters to Mauritius’ growing business travel community with 450 square meters of meeting space, including a boardroom and four meeting rooms with garden break-out access. Guests looking to unwind will enjoy the property’s gym and spa facilities. The hotel also features an infinity pool with pool terrace.
The hotel conversion was completed with historic and environmental considerations front of mind, using basalt rock from existing shacks and out-houses in its construction. In addition, the building features rainwater harvesting for irrigation and uses local timber in all public areas, to help reduce the property’s carbon footprint.
“We’ve been looking forward to bringing Holiday Inn to Mauritius,” said Pascal Gauvin, IHG’s chief operating officer, for India, Middle East, and Africa. “As the island’s popularity amongst holidaymakers and business travellers continues to increase, this Holiday Inn will provide an affordable, quality option on Mauritius’ scenic south east coast.”
This hotel is IHG’s second hotel in Mauritius, joining InterContinental Resort Mauritius at the Bay of Balaclava.