The Grand Opening!

 
Exterior rendering of Intercontinental Houston - Medical Center   photo courtesy of Intercontinental Houston - Medical Center

Exterior rendering of Intercontinental Houston - Medical Center
photo courtesy of Intercontinental Houston - Medical Center

Intercontinental Houston - Medical Center recently opened its doors to local dignitaries, business and civic leaders, and the Texas Medical Center executives for its official grand opening event. Guests enjoyed entertainment by Virtuosi of Houston, a first-look at the property with guided tours and Mediterranean inspired food provided by Safina, the newly-opened restaurant located inside the hotel.

Notable guests in attendance for the official ribbon cutting ceremony included Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas, InterContinental Hotels (IHG), Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack, Congressman Pete Olson, Senator Larry Taylor, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and hotel owner Monzer Hourani with Medistar Corporation. Also in attendance were Mary Ann and David McKeithan, Helen and Jim Shaffer, Roz and Alan Pactor and chief of staff to former George H. W. Bush, Jean Becker.

Hotel owner Monzer Hourani with Councilman Mike Knox   photo credit: Alexander’s Fine Portrait Designs

Hotel owner Monzer Hourani with Councilman Mike Knox
photo credit: Alexander’s Fine Portrait Designs

The striking 21-story hotel features 124 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 hotel also 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.