Intercontinental Hotels Group has signed the fifth Australian hotel under its growing Voco brand, with a 301 room property scheduled to open in Sydney in 2020.

The hotel will be housed within a 17 storey tower featuring a sloping roof with “green waterfalls”.

As previously reported by Business Traveller back in 2017, the mixed use building at 430 Pitt Street in Sydney’s central business district had originally been slated to house a Holiday Inn hotel.

But IHG said that “as the growing precinct continues to develop and there is more of a need for quality accommodation options for business and leisure travellers in Sydney CBD, it became clear that it was taking shape as an upscale hotel with a very distinctive character”.

Facilities will include a gym, and an all-day dining restaurant and bar.

The building is located opposite Sydney’s Belmore park and the Capital Theatre, and is being developed by Linzhu Australia.

Commenting on the news Linzhu’s chairman Jinwen Lin said:

“After attending the Voco launch event in Sydney, I immediately fell in love with the brand. I realised that Voco was a perfect fit for the property in Sydney Central.

We look forward to adding another memorable and distinctive property to the Voco portfolio. We are delighted to be able to add upscale, indulgent room features and facilities to the property for our guests for the complete Voco experience.”

Voco hotels are currently open in the Australian destinations of the Gold Coast and Hunter Valley, with forthcoming locations including the Yarra Valley and Melbourne.

The Voco brand launched in 2018, with properties currently open in Dubai, Cardiff, Solihull, the Gold Coast and Hunter Valley. An Oxford property is also set to open this month.

For a review of Voco St David’s Cardiff, see:

Hotel review: Voco St David’s Cardiff