You’ll go loco for voco!

September 10, 2019 / Posted by Cheryl Brunwin / in Event planning / 3153 Views

We love learning all about new brands here at First Choice Conference & Events and we would like to tell you all about the exciting new member of the IHG portfolio, voco!

Sitting as an upscale brand in the IHG group voco provides corporate guests with a quality modern and functional yet comfortable option for their meeting, events and accommodation which the brand calls unstuffy and welcoming. voco offers all the contemporary features and technology required, meaning that delegates have everything they need at their fingertips, including charging and USB sockets next to all beds, as we all know there is nothing worse that charging your phone on the other side of the room! The meeting space is also modern, with inbuilt AV in most spaces. It’s also worth mentioning sustainability, as voco are taking a very eco friendly approach to their hotels!

voco is not only a modern, corporate brand, it also provides corporates with a comfortable atmosphere. The grey, blue and yellow colour scheme consistent across all properties is calming and fresh, the staff are very personable, the restaurant offers a menu that is informal yet tasty, and the beds are super comfortable with soft throws for comfort and none of the fuss of un-tucking the duvet from all the way around the bed as you try to squeeze yourself in. In short, voco, inspired by the meaning ‘to invite’ or to ‘come together’ in Latin, will combine the informality and charm of an individual hotel, with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand.

voco uses 3 birds to describe their brand, and you are likely to see these pinned on the staff’s uniform (which again is smart, yet not overly formal!)

The Finch

This bird represents ‘Come on in’ which voco highlights represents their swift and simple check in process including a local inspired treat, all provided with a friendly and personal approach from staff.

The Owl

This bird represents ‘Me time’ which encourages guests to enjoy the extra comfy beds, quality bathroom products and facilities and the smart technology in their room.

The Flamingo

This bird represents ‘voco life’ which highlights their comfortable, sociable and vibrant bar, restaurant and lounge areas where guests can relax and enjoy their time around the hotel.

So where are these Voco Hotels? So far the following locations are re-branded and operating under the voco brand: Solhull, Cardiff Bay, Oxford Thames, Dubai and Australia

Will there be more? Yes! There are 10 more currently in the pipeline included Glasgow and Oxford Spires!

Would you like to use voco for your next event? Just get in touch with First Choice Conference & Events and we will be happy to get you more information and a proposal!