voco Hotels Introduces Birdwatching Package for Travelers Seeking Mindful Relaxation

voco Hotels Introduces Birdwatching Package for Travelers Seeking Mindful Relaxation

Denham, UK, 2023-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Did you know birdwatching is linked to positive mental health? A study published in Scientific Reports found that seeing or hearing birds was associated with an improvement of mental well-being for up to eight hours. Another study provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that there are more than 45 million birdwatchers in the U.S., spending $41 billion on related trips annually. voco hotels is making it easy for seasoned birders and beginners to discover local species with a new birdwatching package.

IHG Hotels & Resorts’ fastest-growing premium brand, voco hotels, is rolling out a new birdwatching package in the U.S. and Singapore, curated for travelers looking for a relaxing, mindful activity. Available now, this limited-time feature encourages guests to enjoy “me time” by providing access to bird-watching equipment, as well as other premium amenities.

Guests who book the Find Your Flock package* may borrow voco-branded binoculars and will be given an eco-friendly packet of birdseed to help find nearby feathered friends. With additional children’s binoculars available upon request, the entire family can enjoy a relaxing bird-watching stroll. The offer also includes an early bird check-in* and complimentary breakfast bookable now through Sept. 30, with stays available through Oct. 15, 2023 – just in time for migratory season!

The package pays homage to voco hotels’ playful mascots – the finch, the owl and the flamingo – and is available across the U.S. and in Singapore at select hotels.

voco St. Augustine – Historic Area (St. Augustine, FL)

St. Augustine’s Anastasia State Park is home to some of the most colorful feathered friends. You’ll see bright pink roseate spoonbills standing in ponds and flocks of vivid green Monk’s parrots flying overhead. Further relax during your trip by visiting the park’s public beach access.

voco St. James Hotel – New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)

New Orleans is made up of a variety of habitats including swamps, marshes, bayous, and forests that support a wide range of bird species. Not far from the city’s center, New Orleans’ City Park is home to more than 280 species of birds. The park’s 1,300 acres of green space is home to 280 bird species including brown pelicans and red-bellied woodpeckers.

voco – The Cadence (Niagara Falls, NY)

Known as a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA), the Niagara River is famous for its gulls and other migrating birds. Just a two-minute drive from voco the Cadence, Goat Island is a must-see spot for birders visiting the area. Other nearby parks that a perfect for birdwatching include Whirlpool State Park, Artpark and Fort Niagara State Park.

voco -The Franklin New York & voco Times Square South New York (New York, NY)

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, New York’s Central Park welcomes more than 210 bird species each year. Look out for warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and other songbirds while exploring Central Park during your stay at these two voco locations.

voco Chicago Downtown (Chicago, IL)

While staying at voco Downtown Chicago, check out the Bill Jarvis Migratory Bird Sanctuary located in Lincoln Park. More than 150 different species of birds visit the 10-acre sanctuary each year. Depending on the season, you’ll be able to see herons, wood ducks, hawks, yellow-billed cuckoos, hummingbirds, thrushes, sparrows, and many more. The sanctuary is also home to many small mammals such as rabbit, raccoon, opossum, coyotes, and the occasional fox.

voco The Tiger Hotel (Columbia, MO)

Columbia is home to some of Missouri’s best bird watching spots. Gans Creek Wild Area Trail is just minutes away from The Tiger Hotel. With over 750 acres of land to explore, you’ll forget that a bustling city is only a few miles away. Birds to watch out for include killdeers, eastern kingbirds, eastern bluebirds, vesper and grasshopper sparrows, and American goldfinches.

voco The Orchard Singapore (Singapore)

The newly opened Bird Paradise Park is home to over 3,000 birds. Visitors can learn more about the birds through eight large walk-through aviaries reflecting different biomes of the world, namely African rainforests, South African wetlands, Southeast Asian paddy fields and the Australian dry eucalypt forest.

The brand’s three hallmarks – ‘come on in’, ‘me time’, and ‘voco life’ – are woven into the hotels’ DNA. From a swift check-in experience and a locally inspired welcome treat upon arrival, to big, comfy beds and vibrant bar and restaurants spaces, voco brings a distinctive charm to every stay. Ready to find your flock? To book your next stay and choose your location: vocohotels.com/birdwatching

* Terms and Conditions: Full breakfast for up to two adults sharing a room. Supplemental fee will be required for additional guests. Early bird check-in subject to availability. Access to complimentary birdwatching binoculars requires guest signature.

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