InterConti completes fifth Indigo

11th Sep 2006

InterContinental has announced that its
fifth Hotel Indigo will open this week deep in the heart of downtown Dallas.This
hotel is the second of three Hotel Indigo properties scheduled to open in Texas,
Houston opened earlier this summer and a property in San Antonio is under

A conversion from a Holiday Inn hotel, the 14-story property is owned by Bijoy LLC
and managed by Sandhu Management & Investments, LLC, under a license agreement with
a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.


Hotel Indigo Dallas, a one-of-a-kind hotel built in 1925 by Conrad Hilton and the
first to bear his name, is located at 1933 Main Street, within the central business
district in the heart of exciting downtown Dallas. Today, faithfully restored, the
building is a nationally registered landmark characterized by a wealth of
architectural detail and unmistakable luxury and tradition. Hotel Indigo Dallas will
proudly display its National Register of Historic Places, the City of Dallas
Landmark and the prestigious Texas Historical Marker upon its opening this month.



“The Dallas Aristocrat property is a tremendous addition to the brand portfolio,”
said Jim Anhut, senior vice president, Brand Development, the Americas,
InterContinental Hotels Group.  “The Hotel Indigo branded boutique concept, is a
perfect fit for this property, as it allowed us to harness the uniqueness of this
historical building, while implementing refreshing elements exclusive to the Hotel
Indigo brand.” 


The soul of Hotel Indigo’s retail-inspired concept is renewal - thoughtful changes
that are made throughout the year to keep the hotel fresh, similar to the way
retailers change their window displays. The renewal concept provides even the most
frequent guest a unique experience with every stay. Hotel Indigo Dallas houses 170
guestrooms that feature renewable elements such as vivid murals, area rugs, plush
duvets and slip covers that will change periodically.  Public spaces will be
transformed seasonally through changing artwork, music, flora, murals and
directional signage. 


The Hotel Indigo Dallas features signature design elements including oversized lobby
chairs, which create a personal work or dining space within the public areas of the
hotel; cozy, airy and inviting guestrooms with plush bedding, hardwood-style
flooring and spa-style showers; a “phi"tness studio with cardio equipment and free
weights.  The hotel also offers 3,300 sq.-ft. of meeting and function space and
high-speed internet access in all guestrooms and wireless in the public spaces.


The hotel’s bistro-style restaurant, the Golden Bean offers seasonal,
health-conscious fare and Starbucks coffee. The evening menu includes fresh salads,
pizzettas, Panini sandwiches, and other trend forward entrees. Food is prepared
quickly for the time-conscious traveler who wishes to eat in their room or relax in
one of the hotel’s signature oversized lobby chairs. At Phi Bar, a fundamental
departure from the norm, guests can enjoy their favorite beverage in casual


“We believe Dallas is a good fit for a lifestyle boutique hotel as unique as Hotel
Indigo,” said Paul Sandhu, president, Bijoy LLC.  “We are proud to introduce this
exciting concept to Dallas and believe it will quickly become a centerpiece of the

InterContinental has also been nominated this year for a


World Travel Award as World’s Leading Hotel Brand.



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