IHG to grow voco brand presence in India with new opening

Imagery of Arpora courtesy of Frederick FN Noronh on Flickr.
IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Ginger Tree Goveia for a new voco hotel in Goa, with an expected opening date of January 2025.

The signing of the 110-key voco Goa Arpora aligns with IHG’s growth strategy for the premium voco brand in the Indian market.

Brand growth

This new voco hotel will cater to the growing demand for premium and unique accommodation options in the popular coastal destination. 

Signifying continued growth across India for the brand, this announcement follows the signing of voco hotels in Jim Corbett and Gurugram. The brand is known for pairing the informality and charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global name.

Sudeep Jain, MD, South West Asia, IHG, said: “We are delighted to bring our voco brand to Goa in partnership with Ginger Tree Goveia. Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and there is a constant demand for quality branded accommodations.

“We are confident that voco Goa Arpora, with its distinct premium hospitality experience, will be a preferred stay option for leisure travellers. We look forward to delivering exceptional hospitality and creating memorable experiences for our guests in Goa. We are committed to expanding our presence in the country and are collaborating with the right partners to bring our global brands to the right markets.”

A vibrant new stay

The forthcoming voco hotel will provide a vibrant base for getting to know the beaches, nightlife, temples and other World Heritage listed architecture Goa is known for. The hotel will be centrally located in North Goa, close to boutique shopping, dining experiences, night markets and the beaches of Baga and Calangute.

Here, this new property will offer guests a modern and comfortable hospitality experience that also reflects its locale. The hotel’s accommodation will be complemented by a wealth of amenities including an outdoor pool, gym and spa, event space and three dining options including a bar and lobby lounge.

Sagar Wadhwani, partner, Ginger Tree Goveia, commented: “We are pleased to join the IHG family and bring the voco brand to Goa. This partnership aligns with our vision of offering upscale hospitality experiences in Goa.

“The hotel’s prime location combined with outstanding facilities, fresh, vibrant and colourful designs, voco Goa Arpora is set to become a preferred destination for both domestic and international travellers seeking a premium hotel experience in the heart of Goa.”