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voco Opens Second Hotel in South Korea

The 151-key hotel – scheduled to open in Q2 2022 – is the second voco property IHG has signed in South Korea this year, following voco Pyeongtaek City. voco Gangnam will be the first voco to open and it further supplements a portfolio of nine hotels in the country which strongly reinforces the company’s continued expansion in South East Asia & Korea.

voco Gangnam is perfectly located at the heart of Seoul’s energetic Gangnam district – one of its main tourist areas and economic hubs, renowned for its trendy restaurants, upscale and designer-brand shopping malls and vibrant nightlife.

Facilities at the hotel include an 85-seat café & bar, three meeting rooms totalling 600 square metres, and a fitness centre. Guests can look forward to a stay brightened by a bold, contemporary and inviting design that uniquely showcases a reinterpretation of traditional Korean styles.

Close to key cultural, entertainment, shopping and commercial areas, voco Gangnam boasts easy access to the Han River, Coex Convention & Exhibition Center, museums, contemporary arts, and the Hyundai Department Store. Located within 50 minutes’ drive from Incheon International Airport and a few minutes’ walk from Sinsa subway station, it is surrounded by some of Seoul’s most celebrated local attractions including K Star Road, Garosugil, Apgujeong-dong and Hangang Park.

Launched in 2018, the voco brand marked IHG’s fastest-ever global expansion with more than 50 signed and open hotels in more than 20 countries. Originating from Latin, voco means ‘to invite’ and ‘call together’ which perfectly represents its thoughtful and playful nature, and ability to offer meaningful connections.

The voco brand offers flexibility with its design concepts making it suitable for a broad range of asset types including new-build and conversion projects. This flexible approach and its unique sense of style means it is attracting widespread interest from owners looking to convert hotels, maximise returns and quickly benefit from IHG’s global scale, technology platforms and one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programmes – IHG® Rewards.

With the signing of voco Gangnam, IHG has 19 signed and open voco hotels in Asia Pacific, including two open properties in Hunter Valley and the Gold Coast in Australia, and Hangzhou in China with further openings set for Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, New Zealand and Saipan.

The entry of the voco brand marks the fourth brand entity within IHG’s portfolio in South Korea alongside InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

Iuliia Tore