IHG® Hotels & Resorts has announced the debut of voco Hotels™ into the Scottish hotel market. Marked with the upcoming opening of voco Grand Central in Glasgow and voco Edinburgh – Haymarket, IHG has always been a prime player in the city break market for which Glasgow and Edinburgh are widely recognised. Following recent Government guidelines announcing the expected re-opening of Scottish hospitality in April/May, the upcoming openings signal a welcome return to leisure travel. Showcasing 230 rooms, extensive meeting & event spaces, a locally inspired welcome treat upon arrival, and dedicated resident experts known as voco™ hosts, the new voco Grand Central in Glasgow will be a stand-out for leisure and corporate guests alike.
The second Scottish opening, voco Edinburgh – Haymarket, will mark IHG’s seventh voco hotel, and it’s first new-build, to open in the UK. Located in the West End of Edinburgh, the hotel will offer 150 rooms and suites, an all-day restaurant The Blossom and a destination-led bar; Edinburgh at the Bar.
Karan Khanna, Managing Director UK & Ireland, IHG Hotels & Resorts commented: “We are delighted to see our voco brand enter the Scottish hotel market. Both properties reflect the voco brand proposition, being reliably different while celebrating each hotel’s individual spirit and character. Since launching in 2018, voco has seen extraordinary growth and is proving popular with owners and developers alike given its strong conversion appeal. After launching the brand in China and the US just a few months ago, I am truly delighted that we’re now also entering a new market a little closer to home. We are all hopeful for a safe and continued lifting of lockdown restrictions so we can fully open the doors to these wonderful hotels for our guests to enjoy.”