IHG has announced the signing of a management agreement with Satyadeo Hospitality Private Limited to convert Corbet Aamond Spa & Resort into India’s first voco hotel. The new voco Jim Corbett is scheduled to be rebranded by July 2024, adding 100 rooms to IHG’s premium portfolio in the country. The signing also marks introduction of the 7th brand from IHG’s global portfolio to the Indian market.
The distinctive, lifestyle brand, voco offers a premium experience to guests and combines the informality and charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. Since launching globally in 2018, voco has enjoyed rapid growth with multiple signings across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA), and the signing of voco Jim Corbett marks the brand’s debut in the South West Asia region.
A key part of voco’s offer for owners is the pace at which hotels are able to convert into IHG systems, helping them quickly benefit on a global scale and maximise their returns.
The new voco hotel will be located in the popular leisure gateway in North India, Jim Corbett which attracts high footfall from tourists. In addition to guest rooms, the hotel will feature an outdoor pool, a gymnasium, a spa beyond, an all-day dining restaurant and a bar. voco Jim Corbett’s indoor and outdoor banqueting spaces will cater to the demand from corporate and leisure guests, who are looking to benefit from the area’s excellent road connectivity with major cities in North India to host MICE including weddings and other occasions.
Located along the popular Dhikuli gate and within few minutes’ walk from the main market, voco Jim Corbett will have excellent visibility along the Kosi River and easy access to all major tourist spots in the area. The hotel is also strategically located in close proximity to the railway station and nearest airport in Pantnagar, positioning itself as the perfect destination for corporate and leisure guests.
IHG® currently has 44 hotels operating across five brands in SWA, including Six Senses, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Express®, and has a strong pipeline of 37 hotels due to open in the next 2-3 years.