IHG Announces Signing of New voco Hotel in Goa, India, Expanding its Premium Brand Portfolio in the Country
IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with Ginger Tree Goveia to bring a new hotel to Goa, India. voco Goa Arpora is set to open its doors in January 2025 as the next stride forward in IHG’s ambitious regional growth strategy for the premium brand. Earlier this year, IHG announced the signing of two voco hotels in the country across Jim Corbett and Gurugram. The latest signing marks the rapid expansion of – voco – IHG’s seventh brand in the country in a prime leisure destination and further strengthens IHG’s footprint in the country.
The distinctive 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), including markets such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Egypt and India.
Complementing Goa’s white-sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, sacred temples, and World Heritage-listed European-influenced architecture, a premium hotel, voco Goa Arpora will be a great fitment to the destination. Often referred to as a fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, Goa draws in leisure travellers from across the globe throughout the year. Once opened, voco Goa Arpora will cater to the growing demand for quality and unique accommodation requirements in Goa, catering to the needs of discerning travellers seeking a modern and comfortable hospitality experience.
Centrally located in prominent North Goa, voco Goa Arpora will offer proximity to popular night markets, high-quality dining experiences, boutique shopping and the prominent beaches of Baga & Calangute. In addition to best-in-class guest rooms, the hotel will feature an outdoor pool, a rejuvenating spa and a well-equipped gym for guests looking to unwind. voco Goa Arpora will also house meeting rooms spread across two venues and a banqueting space. For guests looking to indulge in exceptional culinary experiences, the new hotel will offer three dining options including a bar and lobby lounge, catering to diverse guest preferences.
Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts said, “We are delighted to bring our voco brand to Goa in partnership with Ginger Tree Goveia. Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and there is a constant demand for quality branded accommodations. We are confident that voco Goa Arpora, with its distinct premium hospitality experience, will be a preferred stay option for leisure travellers. We look forward to delivering exceptional hospitality and creating memorable experiences for our guests in Goa.
He further added, “We are committed to expanding our presence in the country and are collaborating with the right partners to bring our global brands to the right markets.”
Mr. Sagar Wadhwani, Partner, Ginger Tree Goveia added, “We are pleased to join the IHG family and bring the voco brand to Goa. This partnership aligns with our vision of offering upscale hospitality experiences in Goa. The hotel’s prime location combined with outstanding facilities, fresh, vibrant and colorful designs, voco Goa Arpora is set to become a preferred destination for both domestic and international travelers seeking a premium hotel experience in the heart of Goa.”
IHG® currently has 45 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 39 hotels due to open in the next 2-3 years.
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