History lovers and architecture aficionados, rejoice. Montrose's revamped and revived La Colombe d’Or Mansion Hotel will soon open its doors to travelers once more.
The 1923 former home of the Houston royalty Fondren family—which was bought by Dan and Steve Zimmerman in 1978—now spans about two city blocks in Houston's most artistic neighborhood with a new 34-story luxury tower by Hines attached, dubbed The Residences at La Colombe d’Or.
Inside, the boutique landmark (overhauled by Rottet Studio) displays a menagerie of international artwork layered upon a dramatic architectural design that blends modern features with the mansion's old-world character to create a moody vintage-inspired vibe.
Starting on March 29, guests can stay in one of three distinct luxury room-types that span the property.
The original layout of the mansion is home to five one-bedroom suites, also designed by Rottet Studios, that are filled with more artwork in a posh, but homey setting.
There are 18 hotel suites on the ground level of the residential tower, which is home to 265 luxury full-time residences above, accessible via an art gallery and outdoor plaza. The tower, designed by Munoz + Albin, is intentionally meant to contrast the historic mansion below with sleek, modern lines and a 45-foot-tall mural by French street artist Blek Le Rat on the exterior.
Across the street from the tower are nine additional suites that marry the design elements of the mansion and tower, situated around a courtyard for extended stays with a full kitchen, living room, and patio and up to two bedrooms and bathrooms.
Lush gardens and a private park, a resort style pool, and the emerald-green art-deco-inspired Tonight & Tomorrow restaurant and bar round out the glamorous new staycation spot. And for those who just can't get enough, there's always the option to move in upstairs—starting at about $2,365 per month.