IHG’s Voco will debut in New Zealand next month

IHG Hotels and Resorts is set to expand its voco brand this quarter with the opening of three new hotels across ANZ in just over a month.

Later this month, on April 28, voco Melbourne Central is set to open, followed by voco Auckland City Center on May 12 and voco Brisbane City Center on May 27.

The latest destinations come four years after the world’s first voco hotel, voco Gold Coast, opened in 2018 and follows the opening of voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley in 2019, bringing the total number of hotels in the region to five. Peaceful.

“Voco Hotels has really carved out a place for itself in the market as a different and reliable brand; an environment not stuffy and informal, but backed by the assurance of IHG Hotels & Resorts business,” said Matthew Tripolone, Managing Director of IHG Australasia and Pacific. SM exclusively.

“This growth is a testament to the strong partnership with our owners. Not only do we continue to launch the brand into new markets, but we are also pushing the boundaries of the voco experience with Australia’s first new build, voco Melbourne Central, which is sure to become a flagship for the region. The opportunity and momentum behind voco has been extremely promising and will be one to watch. »

Globally, the sustainable-minded brand now has 31 locations in the UK, France, Austria, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Greater China.

Voco Melbourne Central will be the first newly built Voco hotel in Australia and a flagship property for the brand.

Voco Melbourne Central guest bathroom

Located on Lonsdale Street and part of the city’s new ‘380 Melbourne’ skyscraper, the hotel will embody the brand’s ‘tread light’ ethos with large green spaces – cultivated through a partnership with the eco-garden specialists , Phytogreen. Each of the 252 rooms has at least one window that guests can open to reduce reliance on air conditioning, which should reduce the property’s energy consumption.

Across Tasmania, voco will make its New Zealand debut with the opening of voco Auckland City Centre. The new hotel features the city’s tallest rooftop bar, Bar Albert, as well as an all-day trattoria, Mozzarella & Co., where Italian pizza, pasta and cocktails will be served as well as takeaway meals and a la carte breakfast.

Kraft & Co. restaurant at voco Brisbane City Center

For voco’s second hotel in Queensland, voco Brisbane City Center will offer 194 rooms with smart technology, a rooftop swimming pool and over 1,200m² of reception space, while the lobby dining area , Kraft & Co., serves craft beers, local wines and cocktails seven days a week.

Sustainability is a key aim for the voco brand, even when it comes to the finer details such as bedding made from recycled materials, while voco linen is produced in accordance with the Better Cotton Initiative, which supports the harvest sustainability of cotton. To date, more than half a million bottles have been recycled to make Voco bedding in hotels.

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