Hotel Lucine set to open in Galveston next summer
Nov 17, 2021
Hotel Lucine

The Hotel Lucine will open in Galveston next summer. Photo courtesy Hotel Lucine

Hotel Lucine, a classic beachfront hotel with a funky mid-century flair, will open its doors next summer in Galveston.

Galveston old-timers will remember the space as the Treasure Isle Motel, built in 1963 at the corner of 10th Street and Seawall Boulevard. The Pearl Inn later occupied the spot.

Hotel Lucine will retain some of Treasure Isle’s cozy old vibe, with a classed U-shaped courtyard, a swimming pool and patio, a rooftop bar, and a restaurant anchored by some of Houston’s top culinary talent. The 61-room boutique hotel will also have a den area where guests can get coffee, grab lunch or sip a  cocktail.

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The team behind Hotel Lucine

Hotel Lucine partners include Dave Jacoby, a finance and hospitality development professional and president of the board of the Galveston Historical Foundation; Robert Marcus, a real estate and hotel professional; and Keath Jacoby, a marketing and branding executive. Additional partners include Shawn Ullman and Jeffrey Solomon.

“No other town on the Texas coast has the assets, charm, history or weirdness to pull this off,” said Keath Jacoby. “Galveston has a unique vibe that you can’t build new or recreate in another coastal town. She’s a complicated woman and this property will fully embrace that.”

Justin Yu, a James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Theodore Rex, Better Luck Tomorrow and Squable in Houston, and Bobby Heugel, who created Anvil Bar & Refuge and Tongue-Cat Sparrow in Houston, will head up Hotel Lucerne’s restaurant operations.

Kartwheel Studio in Austin is designing the property. They’ll use white brick, bleached oak and native greenery, with aged bronze, antique mirrors and reeded glass accents.

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