Step back in time to old world Europe at La Colombre D’or, a boutique hotel and four star restaurant that truly caters to those seeking to feel like royalty. What was once the historic Fondren Mansion, built in 1923 as a private residence for the founder of Humble Oil, now serves as one of the world’s smallest luxury hotels.
The mansion itself houses five, one-bedroom suites. For a longer term stay with all the convenience of home, the Villas at the Court of Colombe provide nine, residential-style one-and two bedroom apartment suites with living areas and kitchens. Step outside to enjoy the central courtyard.
La Colombe D’or is conveniently located in the heart of Houston, serving as the gateway to the Houston Museum District. Guests are within walking distance from an array of boutiques, cafes, entertainment and galleries, and within close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, Rice Village, downtown, River Oaks and Greenway Plaza.
But guests need not travel far to enjoy fine dining. Restaurant Cinq, inside the boutique Montrose hotel La Colombe d'Or, is home to chef German Mosquera who whips up culinary treats which combine modern European cuisine with Texas Creole accents. There are classics aplenty on the menu, such as filet mignon and foie gras. But you’ll want to try different selections, such as the braised octopus, the three chili-rubbed pork tenderloin and the red snapper with lump crabmeat and tomato compote.