IHG has signed a franchise agreement with
Pro-invest that will see the first voco hotel in New Zealand open
in Auckland in 2021.
Located in the very heart of Aucklandís city centre,
on the corner of Albert and Wyndham Street, the property will be
dual-branded, as the 200-room voco Auckland City Centre will share
the site with the 294-room Holiday Inn Express Auckland City
Centre. The two hotels will have separate branding and guest
entrances, but will share facilities.
Ronald Barrott, CEO of Pro-invest, said, ďWe are
extremely excited to have the honour of opening New Zealandís
first voco. Such an iconic address demands a great brand, and when
IHG first launched voco in 2018, its sustainability focus really
struck a chord with me and I realised that it was a perfect fit
for us. Iím so excited to add voco to our portfolio of hotels,
complementing our growing estate of Holiday Inn Express hotels in
New Zealand and Australia, in partnership with IHG.Ē
The signing of voco Auckland City Centre continues
the rapid growth of the brand since it launched in June 2018,
complementing voco hotels in Australiaís Gold Coast, Yarra Valley,
Hunter Valley, Melbourne and Sydney.
IHG currently has 51 hotels operating under four
brands in Australasia, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza,
Holiday Inn, voco and Holiday Inn Express, with another 35 in the
pipeline, including Hotel Indigo.