First Voco Hotel in the Americas Opens in Manhattan’s Upper East Side

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the first voco hotel in the Americas – voco – The Franklin New York. Following an extensive renovation, the 50-room hotel, originally built in 1930, is now a reimagined classic with contemporary touches. Located in Manhattan's Upper East Side, the hotel is near top attractions like Museum Mile, Central Park and Madison Avenue shopping.

Hilton Garden Inn Flint Downtown Opens in Michigan

The historic building underwent a transformation from Genesee County Savings Bank to the new Hilton Garden Inn. The original Italian Renaissance Revival design of the banking hall and base of the tower was completed in 1920, and a streamlined and elegant Art Deco style was incorporated in 1947.

Surety Hotel Opens in Des Moines, Iowa

A adaptive reuse of the historic century-old Hippee building, the soon-to-debut 137-key hotel marks a revival of a Beaux-Arts Classicism-style architectural gem, built for The Iowa Loan & Trust Company in 1913 as Iowa's tallest building at the time.