IHG Hotels & Resorts announces signing of new East Coast Crowne Plaza

With a $7.5 million investment dedicated to renovations throughout the property, the new Crowne Plaza Saint John Harbour View will join two other Crowne Plaza locations on the East Coast; Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook and Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown.


The Crowne  Plaza Saint John Harbour View, owned by Devansh Group of Hotels, is set to open in late 2023. Featuring 135 guest rooms, the hotel will offer guests access to a variety of amenities including an on-site restaurant, pool, arcade and meeting facilities overlooking the harbour. With the hotel conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Saint John, guests will be just minutes from local businesses, restaurants and amenities, with nearby leisure attractions including The New Brunswick Museum, Rockwood Park and Tin Can Beach.

“We are thrilled to partner with the  Crowne  Plaza brand and IHG Hotels & Resorts on this project. We selected IHG and the Crowne Plaza brand given their extensive IHG One Rewards loyalty program and global market presence. The premium brand is renowned worldwide and we’re confident we can deliver exceptional experiences for guests coming to explore Saint John,” says Dev Patel, founder & CEO at Devansh Group of Hotels.

According to Tourism New Brunswick, the province reported significant growth in tourism in July, with Canadian visits to the province increasing by 46 per cent over the previous month. Residents from British Columbia and Nova Scotia were responsible for a majority of the increase in visitation. New Brunswick also saw an increase of 41 per cent for American travellers visiting in July over the previous year. As New Brunswick continues to show strong signs of tourism growth, the signing of a new Crowne Plaza will provide visitors with increased access to premier accommodations in the area.

Jonathan Lund, regional vice president of operations company managed premium hotels and head of Canada, IHG Hotels & Resorts said: "This signing marks the beginning of a new era for the Crowne Plaza brand in Canada; to have introduced another hotel to this growing market is an exciting milestone, and we are so proud to be expanding Crowne Plaza to welcome a sixth Canadian property to the family. Renovations represent a growing proportion of IHG's portfolio of hotels and resorts, and we're excited to partner with Devansh Group of Hotels to bring another premier IHG property to the East Coast."

Crowne Plaza is a fast-growing global hotel brand, continuing to strengthen its position and perception around the world with 400 open hotels and a pipeline of 125 properties. The Crowne Plaza brand is known for combining empowered service, always-on connectivity, innovative rooms and flexible co-working spaces that enable guests to be productive, feel energized and build meaningful relationships with their clients and colleagues whilst travelling.

The hotels deliver an experience that's design-led, tech-enabled and culturally relevant to the world of modern business travel; meaning guests can recharge and be inspired to enhance their downtime and work time.

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