IHG’s new voco brand to open in Dubai, rebranding the Nassima Royal Hotel

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voco is IHG’s latest hotel brandWe discussed it in this article when it launched.

Voco is to be an ‘upscale conversion’ brand, allowing existing luxury hotels to switch to IHG without needing to undertake expensive changes to meet the brand standards demanded by Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc.  It only seems to require the hotel to put in a lot of yellow furnishings 🙂  You can learn more about the brand here.

One of the first voco hotels is the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff, which IHG acquired when it bought Principal Hotels recently.  Here is the voco St David’s website.

voci has just added a new property in Dubai.  It isn’t one I’d ever heard of, although keeping track of Dubai’s ever-changing hotel scene is beyond the ability of mere mortals.  The Nassima Royal Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road will soon be voco Dubai.

Looking at the Nassima website, the hotel looks very smart and very funky.  Don’t get too excited by the mention of beach views – that is mainly due to the fact that it is 51 stories high and not because it is near the beach!

voco Dubai is not yet bookable, and IHG is saying that rooms will be available from 1st April.  The voco Dubai website is here but, with little information, you should use the Nassima site instead for now.

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  1. I have a xmas party ticket I can’t use tonight unfortunately. Happy to forward it to someone for free, as long as you can attend!

  2. What are the options of ‘transferring’ my wife’s Amex points to my hotel scheme account? Usually I transfer them as Avios to her BA account, which is part of our family BA account, but this time I am thinking if there are other options. Is something like Amex>Her Hilton>My Hilton possible? Or via SPG?

    • 200K per year for Hilton, 100K a year for SPG/Marriott

      • Are there any downsides to doing this? And are transfers in from Membership Rewards eligible to be transferred out to another member like this? Could be very useful if so

        • Transfers from MR points are irrevocable.
          Once transferred they are the same as any other points.

        • Yes, but if the names don’t match it might trigger an audit from the said programme. I am going through similar with Krisflyer at the moment. Nothing worrying, they just said that the points will be transferred back to the original collector (had to provide the MR number to them). It does take a bit of time though for it to be completed. It’s now been 5 days and they are still not back. At least I have plan B and have left plenty of buffer time before I need to make my desired redemption.

        • Hilton and Marriott allow transfers to any other account.

  3. Any spare ticket for tonight please email me – [email protected]

  4. OT:

    Just a heads up that there may be some dodgy adverts being displayed on your site (or other issue)

    I just go put through a forwarding frenzy that ended up on a fake “Please update your flash player” website…

  5. filipino_chino says:

    Thanks for the head’s up about lner, as i am based in York, it would be nice to have a trip to london town…. £70 worth of Nectar points exchanged.. they are valid until 31st of January 2020… so lots of time to use them…

  6. Shoestring says:

    BA’s targeted Xmas offer on lounge access is back when you fly between 14 December 2018 and 6 January 2019 – if you get included (emailed), you can invite 5 guests into the lounge with you. Don’t get your hopes up if you don’t have decent status: it’s for ‘our most valued Executive Club Members’.

  7. OT – looks like my Marriott “29 Ways” points have posted. 13X50 points and 1X500 which is a bit more than I thought I’d won. Partner’s account hasn’t updated yet.

    (Sorry if this is old news but haven’t seen it mentioned).

    • Yep, mentioned it a day or so ago 😀 Seems to be a bit variable but I think more folks have got them than not.

  8. OT, just noticed that it’s not only economy passengers who have to pay more to take carry on inside the cabin, now some airline’s like Air Brussels, CSA, Aeroflot’s business class passengers have to pay the extra to. I must have been out the office when imitative came in.

  9. 5000 IHG points credited for the social media post promo

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