Iconic Trellis Spa will reopen in February 2021 after multi-million-dollar renovation

by Megan Whitby | 18 Dec 2020
Credit: Kay Lang + Associates
Natural tones, stone textural elements, accent wood and glass will reflect back to nature
– Kay Lang

In early February 2021, Trellis Spa at the Houstonian will reopen as a 26,500sq ft facility – making it the largest spa in Texas – following an extensive refresh project.

Located on 27 wooded acres in the heart of Houston, a focal point of the refreshed facility will be a brand new 6,500sq ft Soaking Pools and Garden area, conceptualised by award-winning design firm Blu Spas.

The outdoor contrast bathing experience is being designed as a social haven inspired by global bathing cultures and will be completed with a vibrant floating art installation of butterflies.

New private cabanas will populate the pool area and be available to rent for parties of up to 10 for as little as three hours or the full day, each with a personal concierge service.

Visitors will be able to purchase day access to the Soaking Pools only and enjoy relaxing outdoors in rocking chairs under a pergola, seating areas around two fireplaces and a meditation garden with the sounds of a water feature nearby.

Interior designer Kay Lang of Kay Lang and Associates is ensuring every inch of the spa has had a top-to-bottom refresh, using soft details and a palette of natural colours.

“Natural tones, stone textural elements, accent wood and glass will reflect back to nature,” she explained.

An additional 3,000sq ft of space is being incorporated into the existing Trellis Spa, including a new dining room offering healthy cuisine, a makeup studio and pedicure bar.

The extension will also add an intimate Spa Two-gether suite, which allows two people to spa at once with all-new spa menu duo services.

Many of the treatment favourites from Trellis Spa will make a repeat performance on the new menu, along with new touchless therapies and new facials from ORVEDA and Natura Bissé.

Renae Cassam is continuing her role as GM at Trellis Spa, which will reopen as the first in America to feature Gharieni’s MLX i3 Dome and Cellis treatment tables.

The 21-treatment-room spa has also had its Tranquility Room expanded for relaxing pre-and post-treatment relaxation, as well as a completely redesigned Reflection Pool beneath custom chandeliers, a steamroom and hot tub areas in both the men’s and women’s locker rooms.

Construction began on the spa in 2019 and will also include a complete remodel of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, an enhanced arrival experience and an update to the hotel’s Great Room lobby.

In March 2020, Trellis Spa welcomed a sister-site called Solaya Spa and Salon which opened as an alternative spa offering during Trellis Spa's refurbishment.

Trellis Spa  Blu Spas  Kay Lang  Kay Lang and Associates  Gharieni  Orveda  Natura Bissé  Renae Cassam 
Related stories
16 Apr 2020

Gharieni’s therapist-free treatment concept wins innovation award

11 Mar 2020

Trellis Spa by The Houstonian Hotel gets a sister-site in Texas

02 Apr 2019

Houstonian’s 17,000sq ft Trellis Spa to get refurbishment

12 Jun 2003

New spa opens at The Houstonian

In early February 2021, Trellis Spa at the Houstonian will reopen as a 26,500sq ft facility – making it the largest spa in Texas – following an extensive refresh project. Located on 27 wooded acres in the heart of Houston, a focal point of the refreshed facility will be a brand new 6,500sq ft Soaking Pools and Garden area, conceptualised by award-winning design firm Blu Spas. The outdoor contrast bathing
The Tranquility Room has been expanded for relaxing pre- and post-treatment, with a completely redesigned Reflection Pool beneath custom chandeliers / Trellis Spa at The Houstonian Hotel
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7785     
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7785     
featured supplier
Featured Supplier: CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design.
company profile
Company profile: bbspa_Group
In an extremely competitive world where clients have ever increasing demands, creating a successful wellness and spa project is more and more complex. To help you differentiate yourself and protect your investments, we founded bbspa_Group, a global consulting company dedicated to wellness and spa projects, which puts the focus on your success.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
Polzin is one of eight firm leaders at CannonDesign. He has a special interest in community projects
David Polzin is executive director of design at CannonDesign. He studied at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
"We were able to create an ‘acoustic shadow’ cutting decibel levels nearly in half"

How to design the perfect community leisure centre 100 13th century pilgrimage The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods

Carsten Höller’s twisting Isomeric Slides: an ususal exit route
Carsten Höller artist
"It’s impossible to travel down a slide without smiling"

Playful installations from the Belgian artist

Vera Iconica recently merged with Longhi Architects, launched by Luis Longhi
Schreibeis Smith set up Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010
"Wellness is essentially an insurance policy to promote physical and mental long term health"

Raising the profile of wellness architecture

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
Family entrepreneurs: sister Samornpun Somnam (left) and brother Tanapong
"Looking back, local people knew how to live among the forest, using knowledge and resources to benefit their wellbeing"

Phuket’s entrepreneurial Somnam family decided they wanted to create a resort with a difference for the island Keemala was the result

The Ride Studio is able to cater for large classes, offering 64 of the latest ICG bikes
"We’re passionate about market disupters – companies with conviction and a will to change"

The founders of new microgym 1Rebel

The Comcast Center, US
Patrick Bellew, founder, Atelier Ten
"It’s a wonderful extension to the existing modernist MOMA museum by Snohetta"

Working with Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick and more, Atelier Ten helps create sustainable buildings. Patrick Bellew speaks out

Din has worked on a range of sustainability-focused projects
"It’s imperative the architecture profession takes a proactive approach to tackling the realities of climate change"

Perkins+Will’s new sustainability director

The masterplan for the reconstruction of Constitución includes the creation of public open space and forest
The Pritzker Prize jury commended Aravena’s dedication to improving urban environments
"Cities are measured by what you can do in them for free"

This year’s Pritzker Prize winner on the importance of leisure

SHL’s Monroe Blocks mixed development in Detroit, US
"Most clients are very focused on how buildings are used and experienced as the primary design driver"

The MD of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and the CEO of PerkinsWill tell us why their merger will help create smarter buildings driven by human behaviour

cladkit product news
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
cladkit product news
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
cladkit product news
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics for the Academy Museum
Magali Robathan
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates