IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed its first local management contract to open voco Hiroshima in mid 2027.

Part of an urban development next to Hiroshima station, the 301-room new-build hotel promises to incorporate a design that will allow visitors to feel the history of the area, including a space that embraces Saigoku Kaido, the famous Edo Period highway (1603-1868) on which the hotel stands.

voco Hiroshima will be IHG’s second voco hotel in Japan, following voco Osaka which opened in 2023.

The hotel will be located within walking distance of the Atomic Bomb Dome, a World Heritage Site, and the downtown area in the center of Hiroshima City.

IHG currently operates 47 hotels in Japan under seven brands: InterContinental, Kimpton, ANA Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, and voco. In addition, eight more hotels are scheduled to open by 2025 which include three luxury brands – Regent, Six Senses, and the Vignette Collection as well as Garner, a midscale conversion brand.

The hotel group launched voco in 2018, and now has 62 hotels worldwide, with another 74 scheduled to open in the coming years.