Full details and exclusive insights into The Houstonian Club facility’s $23.5 million renovation plan.
The Houstonian Club in Houston, Texas, has embarked on a $23.5 million renovation plan that will take place in three phases over the course of 18 to 24 months, with plans to finish by October 2022.
The renovation will include the addition of a new indoor and outdoor restaurant overlooking the pool areas, new indoor turfed performance zone, plus the redesign and expansion of multiple group exercise studios and renovation of the club’s childcare area.
These plans follow the recent renovation of The Houstonian Hotel’s guestrooms and suites, and the renovation of the award-winning Trellis Spa, which now includes an outdoor soaking pool and garden therapeutic experience.
According to Cher Harris, the general manager of The Houstonian Club, the renovation is a significant one that will bring the facility up to date and pave the way for the future.
“It’s going to transform the club completely,” said Harris. “Right now there are a lot of hallways and you can’t see everything when you walk in the building. This renovation opens everything ups and makes the wayfinding so much easier. We’ll have much more open space. We’re touching every aspect of the building except for the locker rooms, so this renovation will really take us into the next 20 years and make us more current.”
One of the aspects of the plan Harris is most excited about is the outdoor restaurant, which will feature a full bar and look over the pool. “The outdoor restaurant is really an important addition for us,” she said. “That is something that we have lacked, so it’s really going to elevate that experience for our members.”
In addition, The Houstonian has partnered with Starbucks to serve its products to customers. “I’m particularly excited about that,” said Harris. “That will be unique, and so we’re excited about the partnership with them.”
The Houstonian Club has partnered with Rudy Fabiano as project director, in addition to Huitt-Zollars Inc. as the architect of record for the Houstonian Campus. Forney Construction will fill the role of construction manager and general contractor.