IHG reveals new voco hotels across Europe

IHG Hotels & Resorts has revealed a slate of voco hotels properties across its European markets as the brand’s growth continues.

With recent signings and openings in France, Spain, the UK&I, Austria, Portugal and Belgium, these additions take Europe’s voco hotels total number of opened and signed properties to 37, up from 28 at the end of 2022, marking more than a 25% increase in 10 months.

First launched in 2018, voco hotels is one of IHG’s fastest-growing brands with more than 100 properties signed and opened globally. The incoming properties will bring the brand closer to its global ambition of reaching 200 properties in leading urban and leisure locations by 2028.

Willemijn Geels, VP, development, Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said, “Each voco hotels property that gets added to our portfolio is a real sign of the confidence from our owners across multiple markets in the brand. voco hotels proves popular due to its design and operational framework conducive to conversion, empowering owners to carry through their own unique visions for their property. Guests enjoy the individual character and local charm of each hotel, and the speed at which the brand is growing in these popular markets is great proof of its successful formula.”


voco Belfast, UK: Marking a milestone in the brand’s expansion, voco Belfast will be a brand debut into Northern Ireland. The hotel is scheduled to open its doors in early 2024 in partnership with Cliste Hospitality. voco Belfast will feature 120 rooms and enjoys a prime location in the city center. voco Belfast is set to be perfectly positioned for a break in the city, with quick access to Belfast’s historic landmarks, museums, shopping and entertainment venues.

voco Letchworth Hall, UK: Said to have been built by Sir William Lytton around the year 1620 and set across eight acres of grounds overlooking Letchworth Golf Club in the Hertfordshire countryside, the 87 key property promises a breathtaking stay in the British countryside. Opening in 2024, voco Letchworth Hall will be the perfect home for staycations, spa breaks or special occasions.

voco Zeal Exeter Science Park, UK: IHG’s first lifecycle net zero carbon hotel is scheduled to open in early 2025. voco Zeal Exeter Science Park has been designed to align with the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework Definition of the UK Green Building Council—the membership-led industry network. The 142-key hotel will be situated close to the picturesque southwest English city of Exeter and offer leisure and business guests facilities including a restaurant, bar, gym, gardens, meeting space and numerous car charging points.

voco Granada, Spain: Opening in late 2025, this hotel is set to be a top choice for travelers owing to its location. Adjacent to the Convention Centre of Granada, the communication highway and the city’s largest shopping mall, the 166-key hotel will be the perfect basecamp for guests to explore the nearby Alhambra, the Generalife Gardens and the Albayzin, while enjoying food and beverage on-site.


voco Brussels City North, Belgium: Located in the innovation campus of Living Tomorrow and close to city center, the newly opened Brussels City North hotel offers guests panoramic view of the city skyline in high-tech rooms— complete with luggage robots, a bar, restaurant, gym and a terrace. Having opened in September, the hotel will offer 92 guestrooms and meeting space.

voco Vienna Prater, Austria: Set in the multicultural Brigittenau district, guests can expect a diverse offer of shops, restaurants and bars closeby, with the nearby traditional Vindobona theatre offering a host of comedy performances. This 141-room hotel offers a full-service restaurant, a raised bar and three meeting rooms suitable for an array of events. This will be IHG’s second voco hotel in Austria, having opened this month.

voco Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa, UK: Opened in May, this historic country house hotel set on 22 acres of picturesque countryside just an hour from central London. Guests can relax and unwind with comfort zone treatments or opt to rejuvenate in the leisure facilities. The hotel boasts two dining options with the on-site La Collina Pizzeria offering a true taste of Italy with authentic Italian pizza’s cooked in the open plan kitchen, and the modern British cuisine in The Tudor Restaurant overlooking the Surrey Hills.

voco Madrid Retiro, Spain: Opened in this month, this hotel is situated close to Retiro Park. The 197 guestrooms reflect the history and cultural richness of Madrid, as well as in the hybrid meeting rooms, tapas bar and the private rooftop.

voco Paris – Porte de Clichy, France: A newly opened hotel located in Clichy-Batignolles, in a residential, modern and dynamic eco-district in the northwest area of Paris. The hotel has 264 well-equipped bedrooms, a restaurant called Romcoco and its rum bar. In addition, there are 11 meeting rooms, a peaceful conservatory with a large terrace and a co-working space allowing guests to celebrate, work and get together the way they want to.

voco Algarve Formosa Park, Portugal: Set to open by the end of this year, this hotel marks the voco hotels brand’s debut property in Portugal and promises an idyllic getaway on the Algarve. Guests can expect a full-service restaurant, bar, exclusive access to two golf courses and an outdoor pool. Set within the Ria Formosa Nature Park, and next to the white sand Ancão Beach, guests will wake in one of the 61 suites to views and the soothing sounds of the Atlantic Ocean.