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Montrose Combination Rising: La Colombe d’Or; Hines; NewForm Real Estate and the 97-Year-Old Fondren Mansion

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The Zimmermans, represented by NewForm Real Estate, in a joint venture with Hines, disclosed additional details for its La Colombe d’Or Hotel renovation in the Montrose area. 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 project is located on Montrose Boulevard, a couple of blocks south of Westheimer Road, near a key intersection in Houston’s Inner Loop. Originally built in 1923 as a residence for Houston’s Fondren family, the La Colombe d’Or Mansion was acquired in 1979 and transformed into a hotel. An iconic property owned by The Zimmermans for 40 years, La Colombe d’Or Hotel has served as a distinctive boutique hotel for the city of Houston.

“La Colombe d’Or Hotel has served as a unique hospitality experience for guests traveling to the city of Houston and locals seeking an elevated dining ambiance for four decades,” said Dan Zimmerman, President of NewForm Real Estate. “The renovations and additions gracefully merge the history and grandeur of the mansion while modernizing the overall aesthetic.”

Features of redevelopment include: The Mansion, classified as a historical landmark, is undergoing a full renovation and restoration La Colombe d’Or.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 from the Mansion. The Garden Bungalows, a collection of 9 suites grouped around a charming courtyard, are accessed via a walkway from the new tower.