IHG is set to give its stunning Kirkton Park property in the NSW wine region a fresh revamp as voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, making it the fourth signing in Australia since the brand’s launch in June 2018.
With 70 sleek rooms, the property was one of the first Hunter Valley Hotels established in the prestigious wine region. In June 2017 IHG took over management of the hotel under the banner of Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, with a mission to rebuild a reputation for being one of the wine region’s most desirable destinations.
A secluded escape in the heart of Pokolbin, this beautiful property is just minutes away from the region’s most popular wineries (hic) and is further complemented by 70 acres of rural surroundings including manicured gardens, a wholesome vegetable garden and picturesque walking trails.
Luxury with an environmental edge, the newest of voco hotels will have a genuine, sustainable and paddock-to-plate focused mindset. Guests can expect a focus on embracing local surroundings. As part of its eco-luxury approach, the hotel will make upgrades to the owned vegetable garden, minimise food waste with on-property animals, install a panel Solar Farm 100 KW system, serve filtered water to conferencing guests, consciously reduce plastic usage and install sustainable In-Room amenities and shower concepts.
The sustainable experience doesn’t end there. Guests will also be able to collect their own eggs, help the staff feed the on-site farm animals and learn about the vegetables from the chef.
As part of the rebrand, voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley will also make several aesthetic upgrades with the distinctive and luxurious voco™ brand hallmarks: ‘Come on in’, ‘Me time’, and ‘voco life’. The boutique hotel will once again join forces with luxury interior designer, Greg Natale, to bring the interior design concept to life in a new and inventive way that celebrates its location and surroundings.
Once checked in, elements of the voco™ hotels will be on offer, including tennis courts, billiards room, indoor heated pool, sauna and spa, and gymnasium. Guests will also be able to enjoy access to the welcome lounge, open-fire library, 24-hour reception and room-service and on-site restaurants and bars, adding to the vibrant voco™ experience.
Penny Crossley, General Manager of Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, said: “The Hunter Valley is famous for local wineries and produce growers. voco is the perfect fit for us to deliver genuine, passionate service every day. Our approach is personalised, friendly and charming and we want to ensure every stay is memorable. As a hotel, we are connected with the local community, so can offer a truly localised experience as our beautiful country estate serves as the perfect spot to unwind.”
To find out more and make a booking, please visit kirktonparkhuntervalley.com.au.