The 245-room new build hotel will be situated in Adelaide’s Central Business District (CBD).
Australia’s largest hotel operator has named new GMs in the country across its Novotel, Pullman, ibis, ibis Styles, Mercure and MGallery brands.
The announcement marks the AVANI brand’s entry into the Australian market with an investment of more than AUD $110 million.
In his new role, Ruwan will be responsible for the management of thirteen IHG hotels, the National Convention Centre Canberra and Parliament House Catering by IHG.
The apartments are appointed with a range of efficient features such as fully equipped kitchens, laundries and comfortable living spaces.
There is unprecedented foreign interest in the Australian hotel market at present, with Singapore groups leading the investment charge.
The announcement increases the number of Mercure hotels across Australia and New Zealand to 49.