Houston family the Zimmermans, represented by NewForm Real Estate, in a joint venture withHines, announced the full details for the La Colombe d’Or Hotel renovation in Houston.In addition to the 34-story the Residences at La Colombe d’Or developed and previously announced by Hines, La Colombe d’Or Hotel’s footprint will grow to a total of 32 hotel rooms across the Mansion, Tower and Garden Bungalows.
The Mansion, classified as a historical landmark, is undergoing a full renovation and restoration. Led by Rottet Studio, the design polishes and refreshes the traditional elegance of the historic 1920s mansion and layers in modern notes to add drama and depth to the hotel. The renovation revolves around the expanded restaurant and bar which are draped in rich colors and patterns. The revitalization includes the restoration of the original parquet flooring and woodwork, windows, and green glazed Ludowici roof tile. The Mansion suites will receive all new soft-good materials, lighting, and bathrooms. The first floor of the Mansion and the existing La Colombe d’Or Hotel will serve as the reception point for the overall hotel experience and will feature a reception living room, a coffee and libations bar, and a full-service restaurant. The Mansion’s second floor, accessed by a central winding grand staircase, houses all five suites ranging from 470 to 721 square feet.
The Tower includes 18 hotel suites on the lower level of the Residences at La Colombe d’Or and is accessed by a pass-through garden. With architecture by Muniz + Albin and interiors by Rottet Studio, the design creates the feel of a modern and open pavilion with flowing spaces to showcase art in a gallery-like setting. This modern expansion of the hotel deliberately contrasts the historic mansion to amplify the beauty inherent in each architectural era.
The Garden Bungalows, a collection of nine suites grouped around a courtyard, are accessed via a walkway from the new tower. Designed by gin design group, the experience offers a whimsical nod to the Mansion. Textured walls of bone-white chiseled stone, artisan wallcoverings and antique tiles serve as a backdrop to sculptural custom furnishings upholstered with velvets and boucles in mossy green and earthy rust tones. The flats range from 840 to 1540 square feet and feature one or two bedrooms and baths, each with a full kitchen and living room.
Photo: Courtesy of La Colombe d’Or Hotel