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IHG to introduce its voco brand in India with a resort in Jim Corbett

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that it will introduce its voco brand in India with a resort in Jim Corbett.

IHG has signed a management agreement with Satyadeo Hospitality Private Limited to convert Corbet Aamod Spa & Resort into India’s first voco hotel.

voco Jim Corbett will be located in the popular leisure gateway in North India, Jim Corbett which attracts high footfall from tourists. Located along the popular Dhikuli gate and within few minutes’ walk from the main market, the property will have excellent visibility along the Kosi River and easy access to all major tourist spots in the area. The hotel is also strategically located in close proximity to the railway station. Nearest airport is in the city of Pantnagar.

Scheduled to open in 2024, the resort will feature 100 guest rooms and suites. In addition to guest rooms, the hotel will feature an outdoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, a spa, an all-day dining restaurant and a bar. For hosting events, the also will also have indoor and outdoor banqueting spaces.

We are delighted to partner with and welcome Satyadeo Hospitality Private Limited to the IHG family as we introduce the voco brand in India. voco has been one of IHG’s most successful brand launches, due to its refreshed guest offering, as well as interest from hotel owners who appreciate the brand’s flexibility and returns. We are excited for the opening of voco Jim Corbett in 2024 and are confident that the hotel will be much appreciated and enjoyed by our guests. This latest development is testament to our continued commitment to grow our footprint in India by bringing the right brands to the right markets. We are pleased with the confidence our owners have placed in our business and brands, and we look forward to further strengthening our portfolio in the country to offer exceptional hospitality to our guests.

said Sudeep Jain, Managing Director – Southwest Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

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The distinctive, lifestyle 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).

We are thrilled to partner with an internationally and locally trusted hospitality company like IHG to launch the voco brand in the country. With easy access from major cities such as Delhi NCR, Dehradun, and Agra, there is a very high demand for quality hotels in the Jim Corbett area for leisure as well as MICE. We are confident that once opened, voco Jim Corbett with its excellent location and exceptional proposition will be a great success.

said Pankaj Kashyap, Managing Director, Satyadeo Hospitality Private Limited.

Related: IHG to introduce voco brand in Japan with a hotel in Osaka

The signing of voco Jim Corbett marks the brand’s debut in the Southwest Asia region. The signing also marks introduction of the 7th brand from IHG’s global portfolio to the Indian market.

Presently, IHG operates hotels under the following six brands in the country:

  • Six Senses
  • Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Resorts

IHG has a pipeline of 37 hotels due to open in the next 2-3 years in Southwest Asia.

Jim Corbett is seeing a much needed competition in terms of premium hotels in the area. Until now, under a major hospitality group, there was only Taj Corbett Resort and Spa in the area. Recently, ITC opened WelcomHotel by ITC Hotels Jim Corbett, representing a fresh competition in the area. With the arrival of voco Jim Corbett, the area will have at least three premium hotels.

Meanwhile, IHG recently signed a strategic alliance with Iberostar Hotels and Resorts.

Featured image by IHG

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