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voco-hotel-logoIHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Satyadeo Hospitality Private Limited to convert Corbet Aamond Spa & Resort into India’s first voco hotel.

The distinctive lifestyle brand voco offers guests a premium experience and combines an individual hotel’s informality and charm with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand.

voco Jim Corbett’s indoor and outdoor banqueting spaces will cater to corporate and leisure guests looking to benefit from the area’s excellent road connectivity with major cities in North India to host MICE, including weddings and other occasions.

Since launching globally in 2018, voco has enjoyed rapid growth with multiple signings across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA). The signing of voco Jim Corbett marks the brand’s debut in the South West Asia region. voco has been one of IHG’s most successful brand launches due to its refreshed guest offering, as well as interest from hotel owners who appreciate the brand’s flexibility and returns.

Pankaj Kashyap, Managing Director, Satyadeo Hospitality Private Limited, added, “We are thrilled to partner with an internationally and locally trusted hospitality company like IHG to launch the voco brand in the country.

Located along the famous Dhikuli gate and within a few minutes walk from the primary market, voco Jim Corbett will have excellent visibility along the Kosi River and easy access to all major tourist spots in the area.

Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, SouthWest Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts, commented on the signing, saying, “We are delighted to partner with and welcome Satyadeo Hospitality Private Limited to the IHG family as we introduce the voco brand in India.”

The new voco hotel will be located in the popular leisure gateway in North India, Jim Corbett, which attracts high tourist footfall.

A crucial part of voco’s offer for owners is the pace at which hotels can convert into IHG systems, helping them quickly benefit on a global scale and maximise their returns. We are excited about the opening of voco Jim Corbett in 2024 and are confident that our guests will appreciate and enjoy the hotel.

The new voco Jim Corbett is scheduled to be rebranded by July 2024, adding 100 rooms to IHG’s premium portfolio in the country. The hotel is also strategically located near the railway station, and the nearest airport is Pantnagar, positioning itself as the perfect destination for corporate and leisure guests.

We are pleased with our owners’ confidence in our business and brands, and we look forward to further strengthening our portfolio in the country to offer exceptional hospitality to our guests.” We are confident that once opened, voco Jim Corbett with its excellent location and exceptional proposition, will be a great success.”

He added, “This latest development is a testament to our continued commitment to growing our footprint in India by bringing the right brands to the right markets.”

The signing also marks the introduction of the 7th brand from IHG’s global portfolio to the Indian market. With easy access from major cities such as Delhi NCR, Dehradun, and Agra, there is a very high demand for quality hotels in the Jim Corbett area for leisure and MICE. In addition to guest rooms, the hotel will feature an outdoor pool, a gymnasium, a spa beyond, an all-day dining restaurant and a bar.



Written by: Matthew Thomas