We know the Gold Coast is a must-see destination for travellers but in a massive boost for the local Hotel offerings, InterContinental Hotels Group has opened their first hotel globally for its new upscale hotel brand voco™.
Just five months after the brand was launched the Australian property owned by SB&G Group located on the shores of the Gold Coast the hotel is now open for guests to soak up the sun, sand and sea in Surfers Paradise.
Inspired by the meaning ‘to invite’ or to ‘come together’ in Latin, voco 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.
Kenneth Macpherson, CEO 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.”
With 389 rooms, the property is situated in the heart of Australia’s iconic Surfers Paradise precinct and steps away from Queensland’s famous beaches. 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 – all designed to offer vibrant social experiences for voco™ guests to enjoy.
Brenden van Blerk, voco™ Gold Coast General Manager, said: “As one of Australia’s all-time favourite holiday destinations, we are very excited to be introducing the voco brand across the much-loved Gold Coast. Quintessentially Australian, the Gold Coast offers travellers the ultimate getaway with warm weather, amazing beaches and several great ways to have fun. This perfectly aligns with the new voco hotel – a fun, spirited, upscale offering.”
voco Gold Coast also offers several exclusive features that set it apart from existing hotels, starting with their onsite beehives, producing honey for various uses throughout the hotel. The strong sustainability focus also promises refillable dispensers for products such as soap, along with a high-end Aveda amenity and an initiative with Gold Coast City Council to ensure all kitchen waste is recycled.
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