Renovation 2021

 Renovation Update

Click here for FAQ’s regarding Phase 3.

  •  Renovation Update 9.11.22:

    Phase 2 is Opening on Monday, Sept. 12!


    Dear Houstonian Club Members,

    We are very excited to share that we will be unveiling Phase 2 tomorrow! Phase 2 includes the new Main Lobby, Member Elevators, Rotunda, Atrium, The Next Level (Turf Space), The Shop, Refuel and the new Strong Studio. Our new restaurant, The Kitchen at The Houstonian Club, will open at a later date once our Kitchen team is trained and ready to provide you with the highest level of service in this beautiful new space. We will announce the official opening day and reservation information for The Kitchen in the next few weeks.

    A few reminders:

    • Phase 3, the final phase of our renovation, also begins tomorrow. This means that the southeast stairwell, the main stairwell used from the upper and lower levels of the Club garage, will be closed for this phase of the renovation. We have brand new elevators that will take you from both levels of the garage to the Main Lobby or to the Resident Lobby with a Resident access tag. Members may also take the path adjacent to the Club (pictured below) that leads you directly to the new entrance of the Club.

     

    • The new Strong Studio is now open. All Strong Studio classes take place in the new location, across from the Move Studio on the main level.
    • Refuel Café will be proudly serving Starbucks and will offer extended hours beginning tomorrow The new hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The new location for Refuel is in the Atrium adjacent to the Rotunda.
    • The new Surge Cycle Studio entrance is across from the Next Level turf space, adjacent to the Fitness Center.
    • For an effortless check-in experience, we have added turnstiles in the Main Lobby. Members will enter through the turnstiles by scanning their active access tag. If you don’t have your access tag, you will need to wait at the Welcome Desk for our Member Services team to manually check you in. Resident Members will need to scan their resident access tag in the elevators to reach the Resident level. Access tags should be brought and used to scan in every time you visit the Club. 
    • The ADA door leading to the service elevator will only be accessible to those with ADA needs beginning tomorrow. If you need ADA access, please stop by the Club Welcome Desk to fill out the ADA Access Application if you have not done so already.

  • Phase 1 of the renovation has officially opened as of October 18! Click here to see more information on what was completed during Phase 1. 

 

 

The Houstonian Club is getting a total renovation in 2022! These upgraded areas will enhance the warm and inviting atmosphere that inspires motivation, dedication and achievement. 

Enhancements include: 

Members will experience a spectacular, new entrance to the upstairs fitness center, via an expansive staircase lit by a new skylight from above and which enters onto an indoor, turfed performance zone approximately the size of a tennis court. This area will offer a wider variety of personal training options and will be available for Member use. Archways surrounding the upper fitness center area will allow visibility of this space from below.

The indoor basketball court will be relocated but will remain an indoor air-conditioned basketball court. We will be using the same type of neo-shock, wood flooring we have in the existing court and the basketball court will be approximately the same size as the current court and will have two viewing areas. (Completed and opened on October 18, 2021)

The Resident Fitness Center has been upgraded and relocated so Resident Members have a beautiful view of the outdoor pools and foliage. This was opened on July 28. 2021..

We will have indoor/outdoor separate adult and family-friendly dining in a beautiful, relaxed environment overlooking the pools. The adult area will include a fully appointed, indoor bar, and adult outdoor deck and the family dining will allow access to our family-friendly deck and the Resort Pool.

A new grab-n-go juice bar will open with seating next to the brilliantly lit atrium and will proudly serve Starbucks®.

The Club will offer Members a larger, luxurious shopping experience in the newly appointed Shop and pop-up structure adjacent to the restaurant.

We’re excited to have a comfortable gathering place for socializing and relaxation with fellow Members, with a variety of multi-purpose seating options under the skylight of the atrium.

The three larger custom-designed studios equipped with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, surfaces, and storage will greatly enhance the group exercise experience. Yogis will be able to relieve stress and connect to their senses, as they gaze upon nature through the beautiful outdoor window. Our group exercise participants will have designated spaces to gather and socialize before and after classes.(Completed and opened on October 18, 2021) The new cycle studio, Surge, opened on January 10, 2022 and creates an all-encompassing cycle experience. Surge is now located off of the main fitness center adjacent to the indoor track.

The Kid’s Gym will be surrounded by windows, and adjoin the newly modernized Bungalow space providing an open and visible span between both play spaces. A custom-designed Ninja-warrior fitness structure is planned for the newly appointed Kids’ Gym space. Added convenience with dual check-in stations for both areas and a designated stroller parking area. (The Bungalow opened on March 23, 2022 and The Houstonian Hideout opened on May 25, 2022)

Attractively designed gathering spaces, including a card room, will be updated and reappointed. 

Two superbly appointed, brand new meeting rooms opened on January 10, 2022. Our two new meeting rooms are named after the Lantana flower and the Monarch butterfly that inhabit the beautiful butterfly garden that both rooms overlook. Natural light filters through both rooms creating an inviting and inspiring space for your next private meeting or small gathering.

Aesthetic and inspiring common areas such as the Lobby, Welcome Desk, and reception areas will welcome you each day with more seating and get-together areas. Light will pour into the entrance and flow into the existing Rotunda, designed to preserve the history of the Club with updated flooring, lighting, paint colors and furnishings. Please click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage for additional information.

Green Initiatives:

 

Forney Construction is proud to be the General Contractor performing the renovation at the Houstonian Club. With a project of this magnitude, there are many opportunities to provide sustainable materials, as well as making environmentally conscious design choices. This starts right from the beginning, with demolition, and continues throughout the remainder of the project.
During demolition, any materials that can be recycled are removed and taken to the proper recycling facility. 
Throughout the redesign of the Club, LED lighting technology is replacing incandescent lighting, which drastically increases the longevity of each lamp (bulb) by more than 25 years. The use of occupancy sensors and dimmable fixtures throughout the building takes that lifespan even further. These components reduce the amount of energy these fixtures are using by about 75% when the room is unoccupied, further contributing to the sustainable considerations made for the project. 

The use of recycled materials is yet another way sustainability has been thoughtfully considered in the Club’s transformation. For example, the new flooring at the Kid’s Gym, Resident Fitness, Multi-Purpose and other areas.  This flooring material is constructed using recycled rubber flooring materials, while still providing a multifunctional high-performance floor that is durable and provides improved ergonomics, acoustical benefits, and shock absorption. All key qualities to making it the perfect application for The Houstonian Club. 

The exterior modifications to the Club include the Dining Deck and lush landscaping. All landscapes will match the look and feel of the Houstonian Campus, highlighting mature trees and creating beautiful green areas. The addition of plants and trees means more than just beautifying an area. The Earth benefits from this foliage as oxygen is produced and pollutants are filtered to clean the air.

 

Curious about the new layout? Check out a few of the areas that will get a refresh in 2021. Keep in mind that these images are architectural renderings, and may not be final colors, full design scope or exact furniture. 

Aesthetic and inspiring common areas such as the Lobby, Welcome Desk, and reception areas will greet you each day with more seating and get-together areas.

Members will be welcomed by a new, open and airy atrium. 

The newly modernized Bungalow space will provide an open and visible span between the Bungalow and Kid's Gym. This new space will come with added convenience dual check-in stations and designated stroller parking will be available for both childcare areas

The Kid’s Gym will be surrounded by windows and will feature a custom-designed Ninja-warrior fitness structure for our six-to-twelve-year-olds.

There will be new, spaced social areas outside of the group exercise studios to work, relax or socialize before/after classes.

The three larger custom-designed studios equipped with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, surfaces, and storage will greatly enhance the group exercise experience.

The three larger custom-designed studios equipped with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, surfaces, and storage will greatly enhance the group exercise experience.

A renovated cycle studio will have new enhancements with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, surfaces, and environment.


A Starbucks and grab-n-go bar will be located next to the brilliantly lit atrium for Members to enjoy coffee, work remotely or socialize.

Our new indoor/outdoor restaurant with separate adult and family-friendly dining will overlook the beautiful, relaxed environment of the pools.

The adult area will include a fully appointed indoor bar and outdoor deck overlooking the tranquil Sports Pool.

An indoor turned performance zone will extend the use of the fitness floor and provide additional space for personal training and functional exercise.

Two superbly appointed, brand new meeting rooms will overlook the outdoors on the east side of the Club. 

The indoor/outdoor restaurant with separate adult and family-friendly dining extends out onto separate decks overlooking the pools.

The new outdoor dining experience on the adult-only deck side of the restaurant overlooks the beautiful foliage and Sports Pool.

The new outdoor dining experience on the family deck side of the restaurant overlooks the beautiful foliage and Resort Pool.

 Level One Floorplan After Renovation

Level Two Floorplan After Renovation