New Hotel Brand voco™ Makes Dubai Debut
The first voco in the Middle East is located on Sheikh Zayed Road
April 2019 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened voco Dubai, the latest addition to its portfolio. The unveiling of the hotel on the famed Sheikh Zayed road marks the first of one of its newest brands, voco™, in the Middle East.
voco, inspired by the meaning ‘to invite’ or ‘come together’ in Latin, focuses on the informality and charm of an individual hotel, with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. IHG launched voco in June of last year, with the first property opening on Australia’s Gold Coast, and subsequent hotels opened in Cardiff and Solihull, UK. Earlier this year, IHG also announced that voco Al Khobar is to open in Saudi Arabia later this year.
Strategically located on Sheikh Zayed Road, voco Dubai is 8km away from Dubai International Airport and close to the metro and World Trade Centre. Whether in town for business or pleasure, it is the perfect destination given its proximity to main attractions such as Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa and the city’s business hub.
All of the 471 well-appointed guestrooms have been recently refurbished with modern décor and come complete with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, offering sweeping views of Downtown Dubai. Designed with comfort and the planet in mind, guests can enjoy an invigorating aerated shower that helps to reduce water usage and lowers energy consumption without compromising the shower experience. Additionally, the voco bedding is from 100% recycled materials and the Aveda products in the bathrooms are in large-format bottles producing less waste than miniatures.
Commenting on the opening Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, said: “We are incredibly excited to be opening the very first voco in the Middle East as it brings a vibrant and dependable guest experience to the region that stands out from the crowd. We look forward to welcoming guests from around the world who are looking for something different from your usual stay.”
At voco, Dubai guests can take advantage of multiple distinctive recreational facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a gymnasium and the award-winning spa, Spa Zen is an oasis of calm and relaxation in the heart of the city. In addition, guests can enjoy the delicious diversity of cuisines including Lebanese, Indian and international in stunning surroundings. Located on the 51st floor, Bar 51 constitutes a secret hideaway offering the atmosphere of an exclusive private club.
Corporate guests can also take advantage of a practical workspace and four floors dedicated to meetings and events. The 21 meeting rooms are designed to increase productivity, with the latest connectivity, while maintaining a comfortable and hassle-free atmosphere.
IHG currently operates 92 hotels across six brands in the Middle East, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and voco with a further 36 in the development pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.
**Figures as of 31 December 2018
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,600 hotels and approximately 837,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with almost 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
In February 2019, IHG acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, adding 16 hotels (1,347 rooms) to its system and 18 hotels to its development pipeline.
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About voco™ hotels:
voco™ combines the reassurance of a big brand with the informality and charm of an individual hotel, providing guests with a dependably upscale experience. The name, voco, means ‘to invite’ and ‘call together’ originating from Latin, representing the brand’s thoughtful, unstuffy and charming nature. voco’s well put-together hotels combine memorable moments and high-quality touches, from indulgent amenities to big, comfy beds. Guests will always get a warm welcome during a swift check in, a comfy room perfect for unwinding and relaxing, and vibrant bar and restaurant spaces that provide plenty of opportunity to connect and socialise. For more information and to book, visit www.vocohotels.com, and stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/vocohotels, and Instagram www.instagram.com/vocohotels.