InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the first hotel for its new upscale hotel brand, voco.
Owned by Australian property investment firm SB&G Group and located on the shores of the Gold Coast, voco Gold Coast is now open for guests to soak up the sun, sand and sea in Australia’s beloved surfer’s paradise.
voco, inspired by the meaning ‘to invite’ or to ‘come together’ in Latin, will combine the informality and charm of an individual hotel, with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand.
The public spaces of voco Gold Coast emphasise this social element, fittingly named Social House Café, which collectively houses a bar and lounge within the venue, offering a space for everyone.
With 389 rooms, the hotel offers all the features that guests can expect from the upscale voco brand including two swimming pools, gym facilities, L’Aqua Day Spa, 800sqm of meeting space and expansive views of both the ocean and hinterland.
Multiple dining options are also available in the hotel’s three unique restaurants – Waves, Clifford’s Grill & Lounge and Social House.
The voco Gold Coast signing was announced by IHG and owners SB&G Group in June 2018, coinciding with the global launch of the brand.
With six signings to date, in addition to the four properties that will rebrand as part of the UK portfolio deal, there are expected to be more than fifteen signings in total for the brand by the end of 2018.
Kenneth Macpherson, chief executive, EMEAA, IHG, said: “IHG launched the voco brand in June in Australia, we are so pleased to see the brand’s momentum continue here with the first opening in the iconic Gold Coast with long standing partner, SB&G Group.
“voco delivers a guest experience that stands out, with touches of charm and memorable, distinctive and dependable hallmarks.”