Hotel Indigo, a boutique brand within InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), is the latest addition announced for Grace Community Church’s mixed-use development called Cathedral Lakes.
The midrise hotel, operated by Suryam Hospitality, is expected to start construction in December and be open for business by the first quarter of 2019, according to a press release.
Some features of the hotel will include murals and other art, an on-site bar and restaurant with locally inspired menu and traditional favorites, neighborhood guides, spa-inspired bathrooms and showers, modern guest rooms, and open public spaces.
Tim Cox with Meister-Cox Architects in Pennsylvania is the architect, and Tiffany Cooper with Muse Design Inc. in Virginia also is working on the hotel’s design, Suryam President Arun Magia told the Houston Business Journal. Beaumont-based Excel Enterprise Inc. is the construction contractor.
The Hotel Indigo brand is focused on reflecting the local culture and character of the surrounding neighborhood, so no two locations are the same. That mission is well suited for Cathedral Lakes, which has a specific design aesthetic. Different portions of the Cathedral Lakes Development have their own set of contractors working on their projects, but the entire development will incorporate an Old World Mediterranean style of architecture.
Grace Community Church’s Woodlands campus is creating the development on more than 100 acres of land it’s owned for several years along Interstate 45. The development is located between Spring Hill Drive and Spring Creek. The hotel will be on the lake located toward the back of the development. Northside Lexus will relocate to a 22-acre portion of the development that fronts I-45, while The Medical Resort at The Woodlands will occupy a 5-acre site. Energy Capital Credit Union also has a branch in Cathedral Lakes.
Moving forward, the church hopes to add office buildings, restaurants, other businesses and residential components, Senior Pastor Steve Riggle and Stu Johnson, who are working on Cathedral Lakes, told the Houston Business Journal in July. At that time, the hotel was expected to close on its land purchase in August, but other details were not disclosed.
Scott Covington, president of real estate services firm S.E. Covington & Co., is the broker representing Cathedral Lakes.
An announcement ceremony for the Hotel Indigo Spring/The Woodlands was held Sept. 28. Attendees included Arun Magia, president of Suryam Hospitality LLC; Steve Riggle, the Cathedral Lakes Developer and senior pastor of Grace Community Church’s Woodlands Campus; Todd Stephens, district chief for Congressman Kevin Brady; former state Rep. Steve Toth; several Suryam Hospitality attendees; Dave Holland, vice president of Kinghorn, Driver, Hough, & Co.; Stu Johnson, Kevin Hayes and Blake Jakovich from the Cathedral Lakes Development and Grace Community Church; and Scott Covington, the development broker.