SOUTH AFRICA – IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened voco The Bank Johannesburg Rosebank – the first voco property in Africa.
As one of IHG’s newest hotel brands, voco combines the reassurance of a global brand with the informality and charm of an individual hotel.
The new-build hotel is located a short distance from the Gautrain (Metro Express) and is surrounded by the buzzing walk-work-play district of Rosebank, one of the Johannesburg’s trendiest districts.
Occupying six floors of this mixed-used development, voco The Bank Johannesburg Rosebank shares the building with signature tenants such as Rand Merchant Investments, Bespoken Man Barbers and Tailor Me, with the Rosebank Mall, The Firs and The Zone shopping districts being right on its doorstep.
Superior Room at the voco The Bank Johannesburg Rosebank. Click to enlarge.Superior Room at the voco The Bank Johannesburg Rosebank
“As part of our growth strategy in Africa we have partnered with Valor to expand our footprint on the Continent. Valor has been our long-term partner in the United States and the United Kingdom, and we are delighted to open our first voco hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa,” said Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG.
“This new opening in the trendy hub of Rosebank adds to the momentum we are building in the IMEA region, with six voco hotels openings in key cities.”
The 131 rooms at the hotel feature bedding made from 100% recycled materials, in-room hand-held clothes steamers, Antipodes organic amenities in larger dispenser bottles, high-speed Wi-Fi, Smart TVs, executive desks with international adaptors and USB ports, and in-room refreshments.
“We know that nowadays guests like to feel that they are making a difference,” said Jessica Redinger, General Manager of voco The Bank Johannesburg.
“We’ve gone out of our way to minimise the impact of our hotel on the environment, using best-practice sustainable guidelines where-ever we can.
“But it is just important for us to look after our guests while also looking after the planet. So, we have not sacrificed our world-class amenities and the comfortable and friendly guest experience that people have come to expect from voco.”
Facilities include valet parking, an all-day restaurant, a remote working area with a choice of meeting and event spaces, in-room dining and a gym.
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