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IHG announces the opening of voco Orchard Singapore

IHG has announced the opening of voco Orchard Singapore. voco Orchard Singapore is the first hotel under the lifestyle brand to open in South East Asia.

The 51-year-old iconic property, from which the hotel has been rebranded, will continue to offer 423 guest rooms, 4 well-loved restaurants and
bars – Opus Bar & Grill, D9 Cakery, il Cielo and Iggy’s, and facilities including a rooftop swimming pool, a 24-hour gym and over 1,850 square meter of meeting and social event spaces.

In line with voco hotels’ celebration of the individual heritage and spirit of each hotel, voco Orchard Singapore celebrates the rich history of the land on which it stands; scents, sights and flavours of the past thread their way through the guest journey, emerging in rich stories intertwined with the present, calling together and inviting guests to a playful, thoughtful and dependably charming space that offers meaningful, authentic connection.

A far cry from the bustling shopping district of today, Orchard Road was previously home to pepper farms, nutmeg plantations, and the namesake fruit orchards. Tributes to this rich history will be layered throughout the guest experience – from the intoxicating citrus grapefruit and pink peppercorn fragrance of the hotel lobby as guests “come on in”, to homemade spiced cookies, which are offered to all guests.

Mark Winterton, General Manager, voco Orchard Singapore, said:

The spirit of voco Orchard Singapore is defined by its people – some of our long-serving staff have been working at the hotel for over 40 years. After months of preparation, my team and I are looking forward to welcoming guests to voco Orchard Singapore, where they can expect a comforting, yet exciting stay. Following the rebranding, we will be making subtle changes to the guest experience, enhancing both dining and stay experiences.

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Charming, unstuffy, and playful, voco’s first
hotel in South East Asia has launched ‘voco
Experience’, a staycation package to invite guests
for a taste of the voco life from 7th January 2022 to 28th February 2022. The ‘voco Experience’ package combines familiar touches and warm hospitality with playful twists. Guests are welcome to come on in’ and are greeted with a unique welcome treat – homemade spiced cookie and a swift check-in. ‘Me time’ beckons in guest-rooms with signature voco touches, such as
high-quality bedding made from 100% recycled
materials and eco-friendly large size bathroom
amenities from Apotheke, a plant-based organic
skincare company introduced in Singapore for the first time.

Guests can relax, be themselves and enjoy a slice of ‘voco life’ with D9 Cakery’s famed classic American cheesecake, and end their day with a voco-inspired cocktail at Opus Bar & Grill. Choices include the refreshing Rosella – Aperol, Roselle infusion, elderflower liquer, Prosecco, cranberry juice and lime juice; the fruity Spicy Martini – gin infused with chilli, passionfruit juice and Tiger beer or the bold and smokey Nutmeg Old Fashioned – Wild Turkey Bourbon, maple and Angostura bitters.

voco hotels continues to evolve as part of its global ambition to welcome guests at 200 voco hotels in leading urban and leisure locations in the next 10 years. Testament to the rising global prominence of the brand, another 2 hotels will open in the coming months including, voco Johannesburg Rosebank and voco Seoul Gangnam.

Recently, IHG announced the opening of voco Hotel Milan.

Meanwhile, IHG recently announced the opening of flagship Holiday Inn Hotel in Queenstown.

Featured image by IHG

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