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La Colombe d’Or Hotel to get facelift with luxury residential tower

Development will feature a modernization of the historic building, art gallery and open greenspaces
  • La Colombe d'Or Hotel was built in 1923 and has been a Museum District staple as a premier luxury hotel and restaurant.
  • Hotel owners, TIAA Global Asset Management and Hines, an international real estate firm, are going into a joint venture to develop residential units at La Colombe d'Or.
  • The development will include a $10 million renovation of the restaurant and hotel and a 34-story residential tower with 285 units.

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La Colombe d'Or Hotel A staple in Houston's Museum District will soon be adding to its appeal for locals. The current owners of La Colombe d'Or Hotel, Hines real estate firm and TIAA Global Asset Management are working together to develop the Residences at La Colombe d'Or, a luxury residence tower. “La Colombe d’Or is one of those unique Houston gems that makes our city so special,” Hines founder and chairman Gerald D. Hines said in a statement. “We look forward to working hand-in-hand with the Zimmerman family to be a part of the next chapter in the legacy of this celebration of enriched living.” The hotel and restaurant sits on a one-acre plot, and the historic structure will stay as-is, developers say. The landmark property was built in 1923 and is slated to undergo a $10 million renovation and expansion. Climbing 34 stories, the planned residential tower will feature 285 units. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and be completed by 2020. Like t...