voco Hotels Make Its Italian Debut In Milan
September 23, 2021 // Franchising.com // IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened voco Milan – Fiere the first voco property in Italy. The hotel is a short distance from the capital’s main airports, Linate and Malpensa, has great access to Milan city centre, and some of Milan’s key business hubs including the Milano Innovation District (MIND), the Milan Exhibition Center and Milano Convention Centre (MiCo).
voco Milan-Fiere has 280 rooms and suites, each with a sleek and modern design embodying the voco brand’s bold, contemporary, and charming style. The interior design plays on alternating shades of grey and blue, variations of the voco brand colours, combined with bright and warm pops of yellow, through decorative elements such as soft furnishings to give voco its distinct identity. The use of greenery and natural wood characterize the hotel’s public areas and play a fundamental role in creating a dialogue between the interior and exterior.
The brand is designed with sustainability at its core and guests at voco Milan-Fiere can sleep easy knowing that rooms include signature voco touches, such as high-quality bedding made from 100% recycled materials, and eco-friendly large size bathroom amenities from Antipodes, an award-winning plant - based organic skincare company. The hotel also opts for glass instead of plastic, digital menus, and a 100% electric heating system.
All guests at voco Hotels are greeted with a unique welcome treat. At voco Milan-Fiere guests will enjoy a delicious homemade Saronno Biscuit. Made of flour, butter, sugar and almond essence, the welcome treat represents the famous Italian Amaretto liqueur that originated from Saronno, an area near Milan.
For those looking for a wide variety of meeting and events spaces, voco Milan-Fiere has its own onsite Congress Centre that includes seven modular meeting spaces, all benefiting from natural light, high-tech equipment, and free Wi-Fi. With the ability to host up to 630 people, the centre has a grand foyer and an 812-sq-m terrace for outdoor events with ample parking. With IHG’s Meet With Confidence programme, guests have the flexibility to book future meetings and events with zero cancellation fees, pick a complimentary perk* and earn IHG Business Rewards points at participating hotels.
Paolo Tirelli, Hotel Manager, voco Milan-Fiere, commented: “We are excited to be the first voco hotel in Italy and bring a new hotel offering to Milan. Originating from Latin, the name ‘voco’ means ‘to invite’ or ‘call together’ and that is exactly what our hotel offers guests – access to an abundance of work and meeting spaces at the same time as an array of onsite facilities and amenities for that much needed me time.”
voco Milan-Fiere has two vibrant restaurant and bar outlets on the ground floor where guests can relax, be themselves, feel the warmth of the voco hosts and enjoy a slice of ‘voco life’. The OnFire Grill & Lounge focuses on locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, cooked on an open grill – the main focal point of the restaurant. Ludico Drinks, Food & Play is a lounge area with an all-day menu, an excellent cocktail menu and a gaming area complete with a pool table, electronic dartboards, multi-game video machines and much more, allowing guests to wind down after a long day. For those in need of some much needed ‘me time’, the hotel has a fully equipped fitness room, a wellness area with an indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath.
As part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, guests at voco Milan-Fiere can stay with confidence thanks to the IHG Clean Promise and enhanced IHG Way of Clean procedures using science-led protocols and service measures in partnership with industry leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey.
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SOURCE IHG Hotels & Resorts
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