The 26,500-square-foot Trellis Spa, purportedly the largest spa in Texas, has reopened at the 289-room Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa following an upgrade and expansion.
Among the improvements are the new 6,500-square-foot Soaking Pools and Garden, a social space inspired by bathing cultures found around the world. Guests are able to purchase day access to the Soaking Pools, and the experience is also included with a minimum purchase of services. Private cabanas can be rented for up to 10 people.
Also added was a dining room that overlooks the treetops of the surrounding oaks and features healthy cuisine conceptualized by the property's executive chef, Neal Cox. A new light-filled makeup studio and foliage-facing pedicure bar brings the outdoors in, and the Tranquility Room that hosts patrons before and after treatment has been expanded, and the Reflection Pool, above, has been redesigned.
The hotel, which offers 28,969 square feet of event space, just completed a rooms renovation on Feb. 1. Using a base of blues, creams and golds, designers Kay Lang + Associates chose custom furnishings for comfort, such as plump sofas, and chair and ottoman combination. New executive guest rooms feature roomier seating areas with club chairs in lieu of sofas, and convenient in-room printers for the working traveler. Artwork throughout celebrates the woods on the Houstonian's 27 acres.
A $23.5 million project at the Houstonian Club will begin in March. A new indoor/outdoor restaurant overlooking the resort- and sports-pool areas is in the plans, as well as the redesign and expansion of multiple group-exercise studios. The renovation will take place in three phases over 18 to 24 months in order to minimize the disruption to programs, services and members’ experience.