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Missouri opens its first voco hotel

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of voco The Tiger Hotel in Columbia, Missouri, the brand’s fourth location in the Americas and first in the Midwest region. Inside a building credited as the first skyscraper between Kansas City and St. Louis, the newly-updated property offers guests a stay filled with character, history and thoughtful touches, evoking 1920s glamour. Updated spaces include stylish guestrooms and the onsite restaurant, Glenn’s Café. Key elements of the original architecture, including the original stone floors and chandeliers, remain as familiar signature favorites for returning guests. The property features 62 rooms with thoughtful features, including sustainable bed linens, minibars, ergonomic workspaces, and Apotheke bath amenities. Guests may choose from multiple room types, including the unique Garden Suites, with private spacious balconies. “For decades, The Tiger Hotel has been a landmark in Columbia and an example of true Missouri hospitality. We are proud to continue that legacy elevated by the incredible quality and hosted service of voco hotels under the trusted care of IHG Hotels & Resorts,” said Glyn Laverick, Owner, voco The Tiger Hotel. “The expressive design and premium touches paired with the unstuffy, laid-back voco brand spirit create a unique experience entirely new to the market, but with all the familiarity returning guests have come to appreciate from our hotel.” To start the day, guests can enjoy the onsite coffee shop, Love Coffee, a local non-profit whose mission is to provide job skills training and employment for individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment. voco The Tiger Hotel has many amenities such as versatile meeting and event spaces, including the Black & Gold Room and the spectacular Grand Ballroom, as well as a 24/7 fitness center. In addition to upscale offerings and service, visitors have access to some of the area’s best dining and nightlife. Glenn’s Café, a Columbia favorite, offers a taste of the South in a sophisticated but relaxed environment. A swanky speakeasy, Vault, is known for its award-winning cocktails in an inviting lounge. Twain: Missouri Taproom offers guests the best brews, wines, and spirits of the Show-Me State. “As a premium boutique hotel, the marriage of the voco brand and The Tiger Hotel was an obvious alliance, and one that proudly cements the brand’s presence in the Midwest,” says Gina LaBarre, Regional Vice President, Americas Upscale Brand Growth/voco Americas. “We are confident that voco The Tiger Hotel will deliver an upscale, dazzling experience mirroring the culture and vibrancy of the surrounding city.” Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Columbia, guests can spot the hotel by its famous neon Tiger sign. Numerous boutiques, local businesses, and cafés line nearby streets in the District. Guests can take advantage of the MKT Trail, built on the old railbed of the MKT railroad for jogging or cycling, or one of the 7 state parks located within a 15-minute drive. The hotel is located steps from the University of Missouri campus, making it the perfect location for college sports fans, alumni and other Mizzou visitors.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I’m guessing that IHG have a lot of faith in the Voco concept. It’s certainly full-steam ahead with the roll out.

  2. The voco brand sounds a good match with what I expect from a hotel. I’ll keep an eye open for voco on my travels.

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