Hines Reveals Interiors of La Colombe d’Or Hotel & Residences

Rottet Studio’s Vision Blends Contemporary Architecture with Old-World Charm

(HOUSTON, TX) – Hines, the international real estate firm, has released a set of renderings for the La Colombe d’Or Hotel & Residences, revealing the interiors of the 34-story tower for the first time. The 285-unit high‐rise luxury multifamily project broke ground in February 2018 next to the historic La Colombe d’Or Hotel in the Montrose/Museum District neighborhood of Houston.

“The interiors of the La Colombe d’Or Hotel & Residences combine the charm of old-world Houston with the grace and elegance of new contemporary design,” said Lauren Rottet, Principal of Rottet Studio, interior architect for the project. “Keeping in mind the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of Mediterranean architecture, of which the original La Colombe d’Or mansion was fashioned, the interior views are focused out to the lush greenery of the neighborhood and the landscaped courtyard in between the new tower and the existing mansion.”

New renderings reveal interiors reflective of Rottet Studio’s signature style, with clean lines, warm materials and an abundance of natural light taking center stage. A two-story lobby offers parlor seating by the concierge desk, a well-crafted mailroom in which residents can socialize while checking their mail, and a comfortable living room with fireplace and views of the surrounding live oaks. A dynamic light-filled corridor with faceted ceilings, walls for art, and a long shelf for decorative objects and books leads from the new tower lobby to the existing hotel.

Drawing people into the relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle of La Colombe d’Or, the 10th-floor amenity deck features a resort-style pool, private dining area, well-appointed display kitchen, private meeting rooms, social lounge with complimentary coffee bar, state-of-the-art gym and spa-like relaxation zone. The ground level will feature exclusive courtyards with sculptures, fountains, a cigar bar and a fireplace centerpiece, as well as a 14,000-square-foot private park. Additional luxury amenities will include a 24-hour concierge, valet, and access to the hotel’s room service and poolside service. The new building will also provide 18 additional luxury rooms for guests of La Colombe d’Or Hotel.

While contemporary in its origins, La Colombe d’Or Hotel & Residences will depart from the strict rigor of modernism to create undeniably welcoming and livable spaces. Residences will span from one-bedroom to three-bedrooms, ranging between 740 and 3,100 square feet, with 10 penthouses split between the tower’s top two floors. Each single-level floorplan will be spacious and light-filled, featuring flexible living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize views of the property’s lush greenery. Natural materials and finishes will create the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional styles with Quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances and wide-planked wood flooring complimenting Italian-made custom cabinetry throughout.

“La Colombe d’Or Hotel & Residences will evoke an elegant, stylish and sophisticated lifestyle reflective of the landmark property,” said Kevin Batchelor, senior managing director, Hines. “Hines is committed to delivering a superior product and we are thrilled to be a part of the next chapter in the legacy of La Colombe d’Or.”

The project is within walking distance to Houston’s Museum District – currently home to 19 museums, world-class restaurants and night life and the Upper Kirby District. The Montrose neighborhood also provides future residents with direct access to major transit arteries and public transportation.

The Zimmerman family, owners of the one-acre site, have owned and operated the adjacent La Colombe d’Or Hotel for 36 years. Built in 1923, the landmark property serves as one of the world’s premier luxury boutique hotels. The building’s historic structure will remain, and an extensive renovation and expansion is underway in alignment with the character and standards of the new future multifamily project.

La Colombe d’Or Hotel & Residences is a joint venture with Hines, TIAA Global Asset Management and the Zimmerman family. Construction on the residential building is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2020. Pre-leasing will begin October 2019. For more information and rental rates, visit www.livelacolombedor.com.

Renderings: https://bit.ly/2TJhVec

About Hines

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 214 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $120.6 billion of assets under management, including $66.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $54.1 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 128 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,348 properties, totaling over 444 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 512 properties, representing over 223 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.

About The Zimmerman Family

Montrose champion and luxury hotelier Steve Zimmerman has been shaping the development of his favorite Houston neighborhood since he opened Zimm’s, the city’s first wine bar and sidewalk cafe, in the ’70s. A few years later, he transformed the nearby historic Fondren Mansion into the opulent boutique hotel, La Colombe d’Or. The hotel, which is soon beginning a major renovation and expansion, is also home to Steve’s much lauded French restaurant, Cinq.

About TIAA Global Asset Management

TIAA Global Asset Management provides investment advice and portfolio management through Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) and more than a dozen affiliated registered investment advisers. Collectively managing $889 billion in assets, the business provides access to innovative investment strategies through expertise that spans traditional and alternative asset classes, generating new investment opportunities for clients through a wide array of vehicles including funds, customized strategies and solutions. TIAA Global Asset Management is committed to TIAA’s legacy of helping individuals and institutional clients achieve long-term investment success and financial well-being.

La Colombe d'Or Hotel & Residences Lobby level Fireplace and Seating Area; Rendering Courtesy of Rottet Studio
Caption La Colombe d'Or Hotel & Residences Lobby level Fireplace and Seating Area; Rendering Courtesy of Rottet Studio