Inter Continental Hotels Group has recently signed a management agreement with B&G Park Company Limited for their new convenient hotel in Sukhumvit, a new property in Bangkok, Thailand, part of the recently launched voco brand; the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Set to open in 2021, the voco Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 will have 300 guest rooms, as well as offering a wide range of food and entertainment options, on top of granting easy access to the city itself via the nearby Nana BTS Station, located nearby.
Other facilities include a swimming pool with poolside bar, as well as a fitness centre, among others. There’ll also be meeting facilities in the property, able to hold up to 400 guests, with the largest meeting room accounting for half of that capacity.
The voco brand, taken from the Latin word meaning ‘to invite’, was launched in June 2018. It’s a global brand with the backing that means, sporting the informality and charm of individual hotels. The signing of the new convenient hotel in Sukhumvit follows the recent opening of the first voco property in the world; voco Gold Coast in Australia, which opened in November.
Managing Director Southeast Asia & Korea IHG, Clarence Tan, made a statement on the matter, saying that, being the world’s most visited destination, Bangkok is a great launch market for the voco brand, one of their newest additions to their portfolio. The signing, he says, will continue the growth the brand since its launch, and that IHG is excited to bring its offerings to travellers.
The local Bangkok company that’ll handle the property, B&G Estate Co., Ltd. owns and operates retail and corporate properties, like Interchange 21, and has plans to expand its hospitality portfolio.
Managing Director for B&G Estate Co., Ltd. commented on the new partnership, saying that the company is excited to work with IHG, a trusted partner, in order to launch the first voco property in Southeast Asia. They say that they believe that the new brand will appeal to both professionals and leisure-seekers, particularly those who’re looking for a vibrant, sustainable and dependable choice, and they are confident that voco Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 will be warmly received when it finally opens in 2021.