Second Voco hotel to open in Edinburgh

The property, operated by Axcel Hospitality, features 150 rooms with an all-day dining venue The Blossom Restaurant & Bar, as well as a gym.

It will join the 230-room Voco Grand Central in Glasgow, which is attached to the Glasgow Central rail station. Both hotels will open in line with government regulations, with restrictions expected to ease for Scottish pubs, cafes and restaurants on April 26.

Oushan Deeljore, director at Axcel Hospitality, said: “We are thrilled to soon be opening Voco Edinburgh – Haymarket, an upscale hotel in a fantastic location. This is Axcel Hospitality’s eighth opening in the UK since 2012 and demonstrates our commitment to developing and managing hotels in key locations. It is our second IHG Hotels & Resorts property within the portfolio and our second hotel in Scotland.”

Karan Khanna, managing director UK and Ireland, IHG Hotels and Resorts, said: “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.”

In November 2020, IHG debuted the Voco brand in New York City. Voco has now officially reached 50 signed and open hotels in more than 20 countries, which according to IHG is the company’s fastest ever global expansion.

Earlier this year, IHG underwent a rebrand in which its 16 brands have been grouped in four collections: Luxury & Lifestyle, Premium, Essentials and Suites. The Voco brand falls under IHG’s Premium collection. 

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