IHG plans third Indigo for Texas

IHG has announced plans for a
91-room Hotel Indigo at the Alamo in the historical Gibbs Building in downtown San
Antonio.The conversion property, owned by 1909 Ltd, will be managed by IHG’s
Americas operations division, The Hotel Management Group, under a long term
management contract, effective June 27, 2006. The hotel is expected to open early
2008, making it the third Hotel Indigo in Texas; Houston and Dallas properties
opened in summer and fall 2006, respectively.

Hotel Indigo at the Alamo began renovations on the one-of-a-kind Gibbs Building in
October 2006, and the nearly 100-year-old building will retain all of its original
wood work and marble. Once the hotel is completed, guests will be just steps from
world famous Texas destinations: the Alamo and San Antonio River Walk-both within
walking distance from the hotel. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San
Antonio International Airport are also within close proximity of the hotel, making
it convenient for both leisure and business travelers.


“We are thrilled to announce plans for the third Hotel Indigo property in Texas,”
said Jim Anhut, senior vice president, Brand Development, the Americas,
InterContinental Hotels Group. “The Hotel Indigo at the Alamo will be a great
addition to our brand portfolio with its historical roots and ideal location. Hotel
Indigo’s 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.” 



Located at 105 Alamo Plaza, in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Hotel Indigo at
the Alamo will offer guests meeting space perfect for small meetings or events; full
fitness and business centers; 24-hour front desk service; express check-out and a
complimentary, daily USA Today.


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 at the Alamo will
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 new hotel will feature 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 will also offer meeting and function space as well as high-speed
Internet access in all guestrooms and wireless in the public spaces.