IHG Hotels Debuts Premium Voco Brand in Japan
IHG Hotels & Resorts will launch its popular voco Hotels brand in Japan for the first time, following the signing of a management agreement with NTT Urban Development Corporation that will see it open the flagship voco Osaka Central in 2023.
The 191-room voco Osaka Central will bring a fresh and reliably different offering to Osaka’s accommodation landscape in 2023, with character and style that hasn’t been seen before in the city, and our attentive hosts that make guests feel right at home.
Conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from Yodoyabashi, Honmachi and Higobashi stations, the hotel is surrounded by unique shops and the lush greenery of Utsubo Park.
Along with its great facilities that include a restaurant, café, fitness gym and meeting rooms, it will make a great choice for both leisure and business travelers who want to enjoy the best that Osaka has to offer.
The signing of voco Osaka Central marks the 75th signing for IHG in just over three years, with 35 high quality properties already open around the world.
As IHG experiences an unprecedented period of growth in Japan that’s recently seen it launch the Kimpton, Regent and Holiday Express brands into the market, it is now adding its lifestyle voco brand to its premium offering.
voco hotels combine individualized service and high-quality touches, from indulgent amenities to big, comfy beds. The voco name, originating from Latin ‘to invite’, represents the brand’s thoughtful, unstuffy and charming nature, where guests will always experience the brand’s charming touches, including a warm welcome, simple check-in, an arrival gift, lively social spaces, and guest rooms with thoughtful comforts like cosy bedding, luxury bathroom amenities and fast Wi-Fi.
voco Osaka Central will be IHG Hotels & Resorts’ sixth hotel in Osaka, complementing InterContinental Osaka, ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka, Holiday Inn & Suites Shin Osaka, Holiday Inn Osaka Namba and Holiday Inn Express Osaka City Centre Midosuji, as well as ANA Crowne Plaza hotels in nearby Kobe and Kyoto.