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voco Bangkok Surawong facadeIHG Hotels & Resorts, a global hospitality giant, has announced its second signing of a voco-branded property in Thailand. voco Bangkok Surawong will be opened in 2025 after a full renovation by Tawanna Property Company Limited, a leading real estate investor and developer in Thailand. The signing ceremony was led by Chansamorn Wattanavekin, Chairman of Tawanna Property Company Limited. The 242-room voco Bangkok Surawong will be converted from the former Tawanna Bangkok hotel and will offer travellers the unique and distinctive lifestyle experience that voco hotels are renowned for.

Bangkok is a city that attracts over 25 million visitors annually and has historically been a hub for IHG to launch new brands such as Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and the Vignette Collection. The success of these brand launches has led to multiple signings and openings across Thailand and Asia. The addition of voco Bangkok Surawong to the voco brand portfolio is a testament to the brand’s continued growth in the premium segment.

voco Bangkok Surawong will open in 2025 following a full renovation

From left to right – Supatchara Wattanavekin, Director, Tawanna Property Company Limited, Supol Wattanavekin, Director, Tawanna Property Company Limited, Panida Thepkanjana, Director, Tawanna Property Company Limited, Piriya Thepkanjana, Director, Tawanna Property Company Limited, Chansamorn Wattanavekin, Chairwoman, Tawanna Property Company Limited, Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, SEAK, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Patrick Finn, Vice President, Development, SEAK, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Saowarin Chanprakaisi, Director, Development, SEAK, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Joff Romoff, Vice President, Commercial, SEAK, IHG Hotels & Resorts

voco hotels are designed to offer guests a distinct and unique experience that combines the charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global brand. Since its global launch in 2018, voco hotels have experienced rapid growth, with 41 open hotels and 34 more in the pipeline. The voco brand’s thoughtful, unstuffy, and charming nature, reflecting its Latin meaning “to invite” and “call together,” is quickly gaining popularity among travellers worldwide.

Saowarin Chanprakaisi, Director of Development, South East Asia and Korea, IHG, expressed her excitement at partnering with Tawanna Property Company Limited for the second signing of voco hotels in Thailand. She also highlighted the conversion opportunities and how owners benefit from the pace at which voco hotels convert into IHG systems, allowing them to quickly expand on a global scale and maximize returns.

Piriya Thepkanjana, Board of Director, Tawanna Property Company Limited, stated that the new voco property will add to their portfolio of well-loved, quality hotels that offer unique experiences to guests. The partnership with IHG has enabled the development of strong local expertise combined with the best-in-class global enterprise, ensuring the new property’s success.

voco Bangkok Surawong is located in the heart of Surawong, near Silom and Sathorn. Guests can enjoy popular restaurants, shopping, and entertainment attractions nearby and are within walking distance of Lumphini Park. The hotel offers two restaurants and bars, more than 500 square metres of meeting rooms, an outdoor pool, a gym and a Kids Club. The hotel is just a 40-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, making it convenient for travellers.

Thailand is a strong growth market for IHG, with 30 hotels across nine brands in the country and 36 more in the pipeline. The company is meeting demand and aims to double its estate across all its brands in Thailand by 2026. With the second signing of voco Bangkok Surawong, IHG is expanding its presence in this key market and offering travellers a unique and exceptional experience that they will remember for years to come.





Written by: Supaporn  Pholrach (Joom)