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Seven-Story Crowne Plaza Hotel to Go Up in Katy

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Crowne Plaza Hotel by Opal Hospitality Group

Illustration by Momentum of the proposed Crown Plaza Hotel at 19291 Park Row Drive, Katy.

 

Posted: 5-10-2017, 4:54 p.m.

by Adolfo Pesquera

Katy (Harris County) - Sugar Land-based Opal Hospitality Group Inc. is expected to begin construction this summer on a seven-story Crowne Plaza Hotel on the east side of Katy.

According to the architectural and civil documents, this is estimated to be a $15.8 million project, and the hotel will include 181 guest rooms. It is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Park Row Drive and Greenhouse Road, or about two blocks east of the Katy Campus of the Houston Community College.

Hotel amenities will include indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a ballroom and meeting rooms. There will also be a dining room, club lounge.

According to the site plan, there will be an outdoor dining area to the left of the main lobby entrance.

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Other standard facilities include public restrooms, associated administrative office space, a commercial kitchen and laundry, and a mechanical room.

This project site is just under 3.3 acres on vacant land. Surface parking will be provided sufficient to handle 181 vehicles, of which 14 are marked for the handicapped. 

The hotel is designed with a roof height of 93 feet. Including the parapet, the height appears to be 100 feet, and a centered tower section rises to 108 feet.

The bid process is by invited general contractors only, and their proposals have a May 15 deadline.

The construction phase is estimated to take about 16 months. If the project starts by July, it could be finished by the end of 2018.

Momentum, a minority-owned Houston architecture and engineering firm, prepared the architectural designs. Evergreen Design Group is the landscape consultant. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing was by MEP Green Design & Build PLLC. Mushtaq and Bilal Consulting Engineers prepared the structural, and InnVision Hospitality Design of Atlanta is the interior designer.

Crowne Plaza Hotel - locator map

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Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.