IHG Hotels and Resorts is to open the first Voco property in Seoul, and the second signing for the brand in South Korea.

The 151-room Voco Gangnam will be located close to the city’s Sinsa subway station, and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2022.

Features will include an 85-seat cafe and bar, as well as a fitness centre and three meeting rooms totalling 600 sqm.

The Voco brand launched in 2018, and has around 20 properties open worldwide so far, with seven of these in the UK in locations including Oxford, Reading, Cardiff and Solihull.

There are now over 50 Voco hotels either open or under development – this summer the group announced plans for Voco Pyeongtaek City, a 280-room property located in South Korea’s Gyeonggi-do province.

IHG’s Voco brand to debut in South Korea

Commenting on the news Serena Lim, vice president, development, South East Asia and Korea, IHG, said:

“We’re delighted to continue our growth in South Korea with the signing of Voco Gangnam, which adds to the momentum we are building following our announcement of Voco Pyeongtaek City in July.

“This wonderful country is an important market for IHG, and we are proud to have added to our footprint with a great property in such an exciting location.

“Our partnership with Yongchang Industry Co Ltd, ensures we have the combined industry experience and powerful enterprise to support the success of our new hotel.

“We’re very excited to bring our premium Voco brand to the vibrant city of Seoul and look forward to sharing it with our guests who I know will enjoy the distinctive style of our signature Voco life from the moment they walk through our doors.”