IHG Hotels & Resorts launches premium voco brand in Japan with Osaka signature

  • IHG Launches “Reliably Different” voco Brand in Japan with Osaka Flagship Opening in 2023
  • voco Osaka Central is IHG’s 75e Voco signs worldwide since its launch in 2018

IHG Hotels and Resorts (UK Headquarters; IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Abhijay Sandilya) will launch its famous voco Hotels brand in Japan for the first time, following the signing of a management agreement with NTT Urban Development Corporation (which will be represented through its subsidiary UD Hospitality Management Corporation) which will allow it to open the flagship voco Central Osaka to 2023.

The voco brand has enjoyed phenomenal success since its global launch in 2018, and voco’s signature Osaka Central marks the 75e signing for IHG in just over three years, with 35 high-quality properties already open around the world. While IHG is experiencing an unprecedented period of growth in Japan which has recently seen it launch the Kimpton, Regent and Holiday Express brands into the market, it is now adding its lifestyle brand voco to its premium offering.

With a new brand comes a flagship opening, and the 191-room voco Osaka Central will bring a new and reliable offering to Osaka’s accommodation landscape in 2023, with character and style that has never been seen before in the city, and our attentive hosts who make guests feel at home.

voco hotels combine personalized service and high-quality touches, from thoughtful amenities to large, comfortable beds. The name voco, originating from the Latin “to invite”, represents the thoughtful, gentle and charming nature of the brand, where customers will always experience the charming touches of the brand, including warm welcome, simple check-in, arrival gift , lively social spaces, and rooms with thoughtful comforts like plush bedding, luxury toiletries, and fast Wi-Fi.

Conveniently located within walking distance of Yodoyabashi, Honmachi and Higobashi stations, the hotel is surrounded by unique shops and the lush greenery of Utsubo Park. Apart from its excellent facilities including a restaurant, cafe, gym and meeting rooms, it will be an excellent choice for holidaymakers and business travelers who want to experience the best of Osaka.

voco Osaka Central will also suit sustainability-conscious guests, with the hotel’s “tread light” philosophy meaning it is committed to caring for the planet with the same care that it takes care of people. customers – from biodegradable coffee cups to energy-efficient soft drinks. shower heads and bulk toiletries. It supports IHG’s 10-year responsible business plan Journey to Tomorrow to help shape the future of responsible travel with those who stay, work and associate with its hotels.

voco Osaka Central will be IHG Hotels & Resorts’ sixth hotel in Osaka, joining InterContinental Osaka, ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka, Holiday Inn & Suites Shin Osaka, Holiday Inn Osaka Namba and Holiday Inn Express Osaka City Center Midosuji, as well as ANA Crowne Plaza hotels in nearby Kobe and Kyoto.

IHG Hotels & Resorts has 50 hotels open or in pipeline across six brands, including (ANA) InterContinental, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, ANA Crowne Plaza, (ANA) Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express. It has a strong focus on growth in Japan, which has materialized in recent years during some of its biggest growth years, including key openings such as ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, ANA Holiday Inn Shinano-Omachi Kuroyon, InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo, Holiday Inn Osaka City Center Midosuji and 3 Hotel Indigo hotels including Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, Hotel Indigo Karuizawa, Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden, as well as its biggest signature in one decade with the 1,000-room Appi Kogen resort, which includes an ANA InterContinental, ANA Crowne Plaza and ANA Holiday Inn.

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