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IHG Hotels & Resorts has debuted its upscale brand voco in Africa with the opening of a new property at The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa’s Johannesburg.

voco The Bank Johannesburg Rosebank occupies six floors of a mixed-used building in Rosebank.

The property is situated at a short distance from the Gautrain Metro Express.

The hotel has 131 rooms featuring amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi, Smart TVs, executive desks, and in-room refreshments.

Other guest amenities include all-day dining at Proud Mary, which serves small plates, salads, grills, and a selection of boutique wines, as well as a fully equipped gym.

Private Workshop17, which is located on the first floor, can be booked for meetings and events.

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IHG India, Middle East and Africa managing director Haitham Mattar 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.”

In a separate development, IHG opened the 62-room voco The Tiger Hotel in Columbia, Missouri, US.

Recently, the company debuted voco brand in Germany with the opening of voco Dusseldorf Seestern in the Lörick district of Dusseldorf.