IHG has opened its first hotel under the Voco brand in Africa, located in Johannesburg’s Rosebank suburb.

Voco The Bank Johannesburg Rosebank occupies six floors of a mixed-used building in the international business hub of Rosebank. It is located less than 100 metres from the Gautrain Station (Metro Express), and close to the Rosebank Mall and The Zone shopping districts.

The hotel’s 131 rooms and suites feature a colour palette of pink or navy, along with chic modern bathrooms, and the property also offers double-height ceilings and original local artwork.

The accommodations include bedding made from 100 per cent recycled materials, organic Antipodes toiletries in large dispenser bottles, high-speed wifi, smart TVs, and in-room refreshments.

Business travellers can also make use of the in-room handheld clothes steamers and large workspace with international adaptors and USB ports.

Guests will receive a locally inspired welcome treat, and can dine at the modern mid-century-inspired all-day eatery Proud Mary on the ground floor, which also offers an in-room menu of small plates, salads, grills and a wine list.

Meanwhile Workshop17 on the first floor is designed for remote working, and there are private meeting and event spaces that can be booked via the hotel.

The hotel also offers valet parking and a 24-hour fully equipped gym.

Haitham Mattar, managing director of India, Middle East and Africa at IHG said:

“As part of our growth strategy in Africa we have partnered with Valor to expand our footprint on the Continent. Valor has been our long-term partner in the United States and the United Kingdom, and we are delighted to open our first voco hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Voco The Bank Johannesburg Rosebank is a best in class property and a great entry to market for IHG. voco The Bank is a distinct hotel with an individual character in the buzzing “walk-work-play” district of Rosebank and will be a great addition to the destination. This new opening in the trendy hub of Rosebank adds to the momentum we are building in the IMEA region with six voco hotels openings in key cities.”

The Voco brand launched in 2018, and has 23 hotels around the world, with a further 33 in the pipeline. IHG recently debuted the brand in Germany:

IHG debuts Voco brand in Germany