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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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Comments (104)

  • nerd. says:

    OT Bits: Saw this yesterday and assumed there’d be a post here. Have I missed something or is it old news?

    https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/travel/no-show-clause-british-airways-virgin-atlantic-flybe-breaking-law/

    • @mkcol says:

      Cancelling the inbound if the outbound is missed is old news. Has been standard practice for decades (on most fare types).

  • Chris says:

    And so it begins…

    Getting bombarded with notifications about all my flights across northern Spain this week 🙂

    Already missed one today (oops) – got two more to miss today

    Glad I don’t have the Iberia app if it’s anything like as naggy as the Delta one!

    On topic: got the knee offer and an almost identical fixed 100pts offer. It is AP only and I assume lner only but just the job for me thanks for heads up – finally a way to get a large balance outta nectar!

    • Rob says:

      Check they depart in case any EU261 is due 🙂

      • Neil says:

        Ha – Great idea! How about an article on EU261 just in case any of our flights depart 3 hours late.

      • Chris says:

        I’m guessing it won’t be due if I’m not checked in for the flight though!?

        • Shoestring says:

          Correct

          • Rob says:

            Online check-in is available …

            You could also argue that you saw the flight was cancelled and chose not to check-in.

        • Shoestring says:

          And don’t forget it has been reported elsewhere that you may benefit from TPs & points by checking in, even if you don’t fly. Sounds unlikely but nothing to lose – & as above, you won’t get EC261 compo in the event of cancellation unless you check in.

  • Alex W says:

    Did anyone see the documentary the other night about the Sheikh kidnapping his own daughters. Makes me think twice about going back to Dubai!

  • Sam says:

    Think I know the answer to this but is there any chance the Gap £10 back on £30 spend offer is cumulative?

    Made a £31 order last week but just had an email to say a £2 pair of socks is unavailable, and I won’t be charged for it.

    • Victor says:

      With this and the feedback on the BPMe offer, I think we all need to give ourselves bigger error margins on these offers.

  • Jtz says:

    OT but I recently stayed at doubletree excel. OH is gold and was offered 2 of 3 options; free breakfast, extra points and an upgrade
    I thought free breakfast was a standard gold perk?

    • Gavin says:

      It’s either breakfast or extra points as the gold perk, plus an upgrade if available

  • AndyGWP says:

    OT – we’re nearly at the 2 week mark for the 5000 IHG points for an Insta / Twitter post:
    https://headforpoints.com/2018/11/29/get-5000-free-ihg-rewards-club-points-worth-c-20-for-sharing-a-photo/

    Any news of them posting yet, or is everyone being patient? 😀

    • AndyGWP says:

      And behold, the 5000 IHG points have landed!!!

      👍🏻

      As I’m obviously being watched, I’d be grateful for my missing Virgin credit card points now too please 😂

  • Alan says:

    OT – I get the 2 usual “Loung Club” passes for having a gold card and just wondered what the best way of using those would be if flying from Gatwick North? Thanks

  • Omar says:

    Hmmm, regarding nectar points I get better value redeeming for a Vue cinema ticket. 1000 points for a £15 Vue ticket.

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