The hotels will rise on five acres at the intersection of Texas161 and Raspberry Road. The locally based Platinum's tag-teamproject is compliments of a new license agreement withInterContinental Hotels Group of Atlanta. Dallas-based PatriotHospitality will manage the duo, which are set to open in secondquarter 2010. The Hotel Indigo is penciled to open first and theCrowne Plaza will come on line a month later, an IHG spokeswomantells GlobeSt.com.

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Jim Anhut, senior vice president of IHG franchise development ofthe Americas, says "we feel that a community as unique as LasColinas should have a mainstream alternative like Hotel Indigo." Inthe past four years, the boutique chain has opened 15 locationsin the US. Hotel Indigo's signature features include spa-inspiredshowers, Phitness studio with cardio equipment, Phi Bar, businesscenter and wireless Internet throughout the hotel.

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According to an IHG press release, the hotels will be married asone structure "in order to preserve the aesthetic importance of LasColinas." To differentiate the brands, there will be separateentrances, but shared public areas, including the fitness centerand swimming pool. The Crowne Plaza will have more than 8,000 sf ofmeeting and banquet space, with the developer planning to build thechain's new prototype. Its features package includes a restaurant,lounge, business center and gift shop. Platinum's architect isSchon Design.

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