20 March 2019
New InterContinental® hotel in Houston brings internationally acclaimed hospitality to Texas Medical CenterInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the InterContinental® Houston - Medical Center. Developed by Medistar Corporation, the elegant and beautifully appointed 354-room luxury hotel is located next to the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. The hotel boasts unrivaled accommodations, amenities, guest services, and significant conference facilities and event space for both business and leisure travelers.
The striking 21-story hotel features124 deluxe king bed guest rooms, 193 deluxe double queen guest rooms, 37 stylish suites and the brand’s world-renowned Club InterContinental Lounge that combines highly personalized service and exclusive privileges. The outstanding hotel amenities include the new Mediterranean restaurant, Safina Restaurant & Bar, an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
The hotel includes expansive conference facilities designed to host large groups and conventions, with 18,000 square feet of meeting space, including board rooms and a 7,646-square foot grand ballroom. An additional 6,000 square feet of pre-function event space, an outdoor terrace mezzanine and supplementary outdoor pool terrace event space all combine to make the hotel the largest conference space of any building on the Texas Medical Center campus.
Elie Maalouf, Chief Executive Officer, Americas, IHG, said: “InterContinental Houston – Medical Center is an exceptional addition to this luxury brand’s portfolio. InterContinental’s deep global heritage and unique experience creates the ideal destination for guests and patients seeking luxury accommodations and high-touch hospitality next to world-class medical science and care. We are very pleased to work with Monzer Hourani and Medistar on this landmark project to host guests from all over the world.”
InterContinental Houston-Medical Center is owned by Medistar and managed by IHG. Medistar, one of the leading real estate development companies in the United States, specializes in the design, development, financing, acquisition and construction of healthcare, commercial, hospitality and mixed-use projects nationwide.
Monzer Hourani, Founder and CEO of Medistar, said: “In conjunction with IHG, we are delighted to open the InterContinental Houston - Medical Center next to the internationally recognized Texas Medical Center and welcome guests who are visiting or doing business with the world’s largest medical campus. This luxury hotel project is the result of a large team of people, and I’m proud to see this come to fruition.”
Nathalie Urban, General Manager of InterContinental Houston-Medical Center, said: “We look forward to welcoming business and leisure travelers to experience the personalized service, modern elegance and sophistication that are synonymous with the InterContinental brand, and becoming a landmark destination at the Texas Medical Center and the greater Houston area.”
Texas Medical Center (TMC), home to Texas Children’s Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is the largest medical complex in the world, and boasts 10 million patient encounters each year and 50 million square feet of developed space. TMC offers more than 9,200 patient beds and has $3 billion in construction projects underway.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the largest luxury hotel brand in the world, is experiencing exciting growth in the United States, with recent openings in Houston, San Diego, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis, and a new hotel under development in Bellevue. The brand also recently celebrated the opening of the 200th InterContinental hotel, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, an 18-story resort built in an abandoned quarry. With more than 200 InterContinental hotels open worldwide and 60 in the global development pipeline, IHG continues to expand the brand’s portfolio in the most sought-after destinations around the world.
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