IHG Hotels and Resorts is taking its Voco brand to the New South Wales Central Coast with the signing of a Gosford hotel in partnership with Sydney developer Aland.

Opening in early 2025, the 130-room Voco Gosford will offer a contemporary lifestyle hotel as part of a landmark mixed-use development precinct, Archibald by Aland, which will overlook Brisbane Water.

The latest signing represents IHG’s seventh Voco hotel in Australasia and its second in regional New South Wales.

IHG’s Director of Development for Australasia and Pacific, Cameron Burke, expects the design-focused hotel to act as a driver of tourism to the area.  

“This is an incredibly exciting development, and we are delighted to be part of a project that will transform the city of Gosford into a new lifestyle destination,” said Burke.

“I have no doubt the addition of Voco to the city will help drive tourism across the region, and the adjacent hospitality amenity is sure to be a popular driver of patronage. We’re excited about the growth opportunities we see in regional Australia and are passionate about providing more choices for our loyalty members.”

The new hotel will feature a street level pub and pizzeria, a rooftop sky bar and lounge on level 28, a signature restaurant under celebrity chef Dany Karam, a wellness centre and a total of 610sqm in conference and events facilities.

The 5,656sqm Archibald by Aland development will also include 320 residential apartments, hospitality venues and a podium outdoor pool with swim-up bar.

Aland Founder and Director, Andrew Hrsto, described the project as a “once-in-a-generation development in Gosford”, saying it will take the city “to the next level”.

“Archibald is set to reposition Gosford as a major destination for holidaymakers and corporate hospitality,” he said.

“The Voco brand was the perfect fit for what is set to be a vibrant lifestyle destination on the Central Coast, at a time of significant growth and investment in Gosford.

“By integrating the Voco brand into our development, residents will benefit from the atmosphere and amenities of a world-class hotel right at their doorstep, creating a cohesive experience of luxury everyday living for anyone who resides at the Archibald or is visiting as a guest.”