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IHG announces the opening of voco St. Augustine – Historic Area

IHG has announced the opening of voco St. Augustine – Historic Area, its first premium hotel in United States’ oldest city.

Just a short walk to Downtown and area attractions, IHG expects voco St. Augustine-Historic Area to be a ‘top’ choice for destination travelers and locals alike.

Set on the peaceful Anastasia Island by the Bridge of Lions, voco St. Augustine-Historic Area is located near historic Old Town shopping, beaches and favorite attractions including Matanzas Bay, the Lightner Museum and the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Guests can enjoy strolls on the city’s 17th-century streets to explore the local boutiques, art galleries and eateries, or sightsee from a horse-drawn carriage or trolley.

Each of the 50 guest rooms feature thoughtful voco touches to make the most of me time, including indulgent beds dressed in sustainable linen, ‘high-end’ bath products and premium coffee.

The hotel perfectly captures voco’s expressive design that merges upscale touches with a laid-back spirit. The new bar, overlooking the rooftop pool, is a lobby focal point that entices guests to ‘come on in’ and enjoy the ‘voco life’. The bar features a stunning, locally hand-crafted countertop in deep navies, sea blues and shimmering hints of gold set in a striking pearlized background. The comfortable guestrooms are designed with a soothing color scheme of rich navy and crisp white, with a mix of local photography and colorful abstract artwork.

Scott Russom, General Manager, voco St. Augustine-Historic Area, said:

We are thrilled to host guests visiting St. Augustine and invite them to come on in and feel the voco difference. Together with IHG, we’ve created a hotel experience that’s unique to the market. Our elevated design and personalized service deliver a premium stay, while the unstuffy atmosphere allows guests to be themselves.

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Designed as an escape from the demands of the day, voco St. Augustine-Historic Area offers hosted service and amenities including a fitness center and pool with sun deck. The design-forward bar is perfect for living the ‘voco life’ and socializing, and the BLVD bistro offers delicious breakfast options and a tempting menu of local seafood dishes and small plates.

Bryan Greiner, President, Augustine Development Group, said:

The opportunity to reinvigorate a local property that celebrates this historic area while delivering a playful, trusted experience to our guests instantly attracted us to this unique project. As a St. Augustine company, we’re proud to bring the unique character and premier offerings of the voco brand to the local community under the trusted umbrella of the IHG Hotels & Resorts.

voco St. Augustine-Historic Area is the second location under the brand to open in the Americas. Other voco properties now open or coming soon are located in Chicago, New York City, New Orleans, Olympia, WA and Columbia, MO.

Meanwhile, IHG recently announced the signing of the first-voco hotel in South Korea, Regent Kyoto, Atwell Suites Austin Airport, Holiday Inn & Suites Ballarat, four Indigo-branded hotels in Egypt, Holiday Inn Resort Szklarska Poreba, dual branded voco and Holiday Inn hotel in Chicago, voco The Palm in Dubai, Holiday Inn Halong Bay, Vietnam, Intercontinental Riyadh King Fahed Road, Intercontinental Resort Amma, Canj – Montenegro, three hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jalandhar. IHG’s voco-brand has also opened its first hotel in Netherlands. The company has opened its first Intercontinental-branded hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City, Holiday Inn Goa Candolim, Australia’s first next-generation Holiday Inn in Melbourne’s West and Holiday Inn Dublin Airport.

Featured image by IHG

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