InterContinental Hotels Group revealed plans to develop a new property in Houston by Medistar Corporation.
Set to open in late 2018, the 353-room hotel will be adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex with 50 million square feet of buildings on 1,345 acres, and comprising 21 hospitals.
“We are very enthused about working with our partners at Medistar Corporation to bring the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand to Houston and the Texas Medical Center, which serves patients and visitors from all around the world,” said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, The Americas, IHG.
The full-service luxury hotel is the first to be built in the immediate area in several decades and will provide modern accommodations, amenities and guest services for domestic and international travelers. At 21 stories tall, the new property will feature a signature InterContinental Club Lounge, 37 suites, restaurant and bar, outdoor pool and fitness center. The hotel will feature 11,800 square feet of meeting space, including seven meeting and board rooms and a 7,800-square-foot grand ballroom.
The InterContinental Houston Medical Center will be owned by Medistar and managed by IHG. Medistar, a real estate development company, specializes in the design, development, financing, acquisition and construction of healthcare, commercial, hospitality and mixed-use projects nationwide.
"The development of the InterContinental Houston Medical Center will serve a critical need for guests and business travelers to the Houston area, especially those visiting and doing business at the Texas Medical Center," said Monzer Hourani, founder and CEO, Medistar Corporation. "We are proud to partner with IHG."