IHG Hotels & Resorts
’ premium collection brand, voco Hotels, has opened its very first hotel in the Netherlands. Based in the city’s Royal Quarter, this striking former bank building is located near the city’s shops, museums, and heritage sites, plus the embassy quarter and Peace Palace are within walking distance. The historic building, which dates back to 1923, has undergone a complete transformation with bank offices and ATMs making way for 204 elegantly furnished rooms, spread over the hotel’s 7 floors. By tram guests can reach Central Station in 10 minutes and head to the seaside in 15 minutes. The hotel’s Botanica Kitchen Bar & Lounge
is a destination in itself serving fresh local ingredients with an 80% vegetable-based menu, whilst offering tranquillity in an extraordinary space that blurs the boundaries between the inside and outside. Standout dishes include the grilled vegetable platters and proteins cooked in a Josper charcoal oven.
General Manager, Inge van Weert commented: “This iconic building on the Kneuterdijk has been transformed to be the first voco hotel in the Netherlands, nodding to the brand’s diverse portfolio of hotels located in new and heritage buildings. “voco” means ‘to 'invite' or call together', originating from Latin. This is exactly what we hope guests will do at voco The Hague. From their first cup of coffee in the morning in our butterfly garden to locals coming for lunch in restaurant Botanica, or ending their day with a cocktail in gastrobar Ultramarijn, we hope to bring people together to enjoy a slice of voco life.”