IHG continues voco’s expansion with new Gosford hotel

IHG continues voco’s expansion with new Gosford hotel
Edited by Travel Weekly


    IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has announced the signing of the seventh voco in Australasia, partnering with leading Sydney developer ALAND to open voco Gosford in regional New South Wales in early 2025.

    The brand-new voco Gosford will form part of Archibald by ALAND, a landmark mixed-use development precinct overlooking the magnificent Brisbane Water.

    Named after Archibald Acheson, the second Earl of Gosford, the development covers 5,656sqm and will include 320 residential apartments, a 130-room lifestyle hotel, a portfolio of impressive hospitality venues and a podium outdoor pool with swim-up bar.

    The design-focused hotel will feature guest rooms of up to 41sqm and executive suites of up to 54sqm.

    Guests will enjoy views over the Central Coast, a street level pub and pizzeria, a rooftop sky bar and lounge on level 28, a signature restaurant under celebrity chef Dany Karam (former executive chef at Black Bar and Grill in Pyrmont), a wellness centre and a total of 610sqm in conference and events facilities.

    Marking IHG’s continued expansion into regional Australia, the hotel will be the second voco in regional NSW. With a brilliant location in the heart of Gosford, just under one hour’s drive from Sydney’s CBD, guests can stroll to Gosford’s stunning waterfront, enjoy sport or entertainment at Industree Group Stadium, and walk to the University of Newcastle’s multimillion-dollar hi-tech campus.

    Cameron Burke, IHG Hotels & Resorts’ director of development for Australasia & Pacific said: “We’re thrilled to be making our foray into Gosford in our first partnership with ALAND and extending our reach across regional NSW with the voco brand.

    “This is an incredibly exciting development, and we are delighted to be part of a project that will transform the city of Gosford into a new lifestyle destination. I have no doubt the addition of voco to the city will help drive tourism across the region, and the adjacent hospitality amenity is sure to be a popular driver of patronage. We’re excited about the growth opportunities we see in regional Australia and are passionate about providing more choices for our loyalty members.”

     

    Andrew Hrsto, ALAND founder and director said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with IHG on this once-in-a-generation development in Gosford – one that will enliven the CBD and take this attractive regional city to the next level.

    “Archibald is set to reposition Gosford as a major destination for holidaymakers and corporate hospitality. The voco brand was the perfect fit for what is set to be a vibrant lifestyle destination on the Central Coast, at a time of significant growth and investment in Gosford.

    “By integrating the voco brand into our development, residents will benefit from the atmosphere and amenities of a world-class hotel right at their doorstep, creating a cohesive experience of luxury everyday living for anyone who resides at the Archibald or is visiting as a guest.”

    Launched in 2018 with the opening of voco Gold Coast in Australia, voco hotels has quickly grown within IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Premium collection with properties in 18 countries.

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