La Colombe d'Or

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If you want to stay in bed all day with a box of chocolate truffles and your lover, this is the perfect place to do it. In the heart of the Museum District, this early-twentieth-century mansion was originally built by the founder of Humble Oil (now ExxonMobil). This Texas historical landmark is imbued with the elegance, warmth and sensuality of a French villa, with seven suites individually decorated as if you are, indeed, a house guest in the country estate of some pre-Napoleonic aristocrat. There are also nine apartments clustered around a lush courtyard and the whole of the place provides a graceful backdrop to the collection of art and antiques collected by the hotel’s proprietor, Steve Zimmerman. Restaurant Cinq provides a sublime setting in which to indulge in sensuous delights.

Also on the premises: Le Grand Salon, a magnificently restored ballroom from the French country estate of the Count and Countess Greffulhe, with oak panels carved in 1715 for French royalty. Le Grand Salon was a setting of the highest fin de siècle society, hosting guests including Czar Nicholas II of Russia, Enrico Caruso, Marie Curie, Richard Wagner and Marcel Proust.


La Colombe d'Or
3410 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

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  • Editors' Pick
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