InterContinental Hotels Group opened Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside at The Esplanade last week. Each of its 173 rooms comes with a private balcony and city, tropical gardens or ocean views.
The family-friendly hotel offers a free stay for those aged 19 and younger when they share their parents' room, and up to four children aged 12 and younger can eat for free at any time of the day at the hotel's restaurant.
The beachside hotel is less than a 10-minute drive from Cairns Airport and minutes from departure ports for tours to the Great Barrier Reef. There is also a free shuttle to the central business district.
For more information, go to www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/cnshb/hoteldetail.
This article was first published on September 13, 2015. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.