IHG Hotels & Resorts’ upscale brand voco has revealed plans to open two new properties in New Orleans, Louisiana and Olympia, Washington, US.

The two hotels will be known as voco St. James Hotel New Orleans in Louisiana and voco Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake in Washington state.

Located within walking distance from the French Quarter in the landmark Banks Arcade, the voco St. James Hotel New Orleans is owned by BM Hotels and managed by NOLA Hotel Group.

The voco Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake is managed by A-1 Hospitality Group and is in proximity with local attractions like the Puget Sound Estuarium, Marathon Park, and the Olympic Flight Museum.

IHG Development senior vice-president Julienne Smith said: “The voco brand enhances already remarkable hotel properties, combining the strength of IHG while cultivating each hotel’s individual spirit and character.

“Both the voco St. James Hotel and the voco Olympia Hotel are well-known landmark properties offering unique experiences to guests from around the world. Completely different in style and location, these are excellent illustrations of the flexibility of voco. We look forward to working with NOLA Hotel Group and A-1 Hospitality Group to bring these hotels to life as voco hotels.”

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The voco brand debuted in the Americas region last year and opened voco St. Augustine – Historic Area and voco The Franklin New York.

In July this year, IHG announced plans for the first dual-branded voco Hotel in the US in downtown Chicago.

Globally, the brand has more than 50 hotels now open or under development.