As the world slowly emerges from a pandemic, mental health and physical touch has never been more important. Loneliness, isolation, and illness have affected our communities both mentally and physically and the opening of the reimagined Houston getaway couldn't come at a better time.
At a spacious 26,500-square feet, the opportunities to relax will be abundant when the Trellis Spa at the Houstonian – soon to be the largest spa in Texas – reopens in early February 2021.
The new 6,500-square foot Soaking Pools and Garden will be the only of its kind in the Lone Star State. Conceptualized by the award-winning design firm, Blu Spas Inc., the social space was inspired by bathing cultures found around the world – time-honored therapies in a circuit format that are simple to follow and results in science-backed health benefits including increased circulation, cardiovascular strength, stress relief, and a boosted immunity.
Guests can purchase day access to the Soaking Pools only and the experience will also be included with a minimum purchase of services. Private cabanas within the pool area are available to rent for parties of up to ten for as little as three hours or the full day – advance reservations are required, and each cabana comes with a personal concierge offering fruit-infused waters, cool towels, and food and beverage service. In addition, there are rocking chairs under the arbor, seating areas around two fireplaces and a meditation garden with the sounds of a water feature nearby.
An additional 3,000-square feet of space was incorporated into the existing facility, and one spot that return guests are sure to enjoy is the new dining room, overlooking the treetops of the towering oaks and featuring healthy cuisine conceptualized by Neal Cox, Executive Chef at The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa.
In addition to dining, a new light filled makeup studio and foliage facing pedicure bar brings the outdoors in – connecting to nature and the trees that this urban oasis is so well-known for. An expanded Tranquility Room for relaxing pre and post-treatment awaits guests, as well as a completely redesigned Reflection Pool beneath custom chandeliers, steam room and hot tub area in both the men's and women's locker rooms.
A new Spa Two-gether suite allows two people to spa at once and the new menu features duo services to do with a friend, family member or loved one. Interior designer Kay Lang of Kay Lang and Associates created all new color palates for the reception area, hallways, treatment rooms, every inch of Trellis has been upgraded in some way and Lang's thoughtful design underscores the sophistication of the spa's reputation as well as the importance of nature in her selected color schemes.
The Soaking Pools and Garden will also be home to a butterfly collection – a floating art installation commissioned by featured artist, Casey Parlette. Each butterfly is made by hand and will be a vibrant focal point for guests enjoying this outdoor space.
Many of the favorites from the Trellis Spa menu will make a repeat performance at the new spa, along with new touchless therapies and new facials from ORVEDA and Natura Bissé. ORVEDA skincare is a French luxury skincare line rich in prebiotics and postbiotics. Clean, green and vegan, the Problematic Solution + Pre-Biotic Facial by ORVEDA is purifying and detoxing and designed to cleanse without stripping.
A truly indulgent 100-minute facial by Natura Bissé, the Youthful Radiance was created to give special attention to the face, neck and décolleté. The delicate areas of the neck and décolleté are largely neglected in many skincare rituals. LED light therapy is used to improve a variety of different skin concerns. This facial instantly firms, brightens and transforms the complexion just after one treatment.
New Touchless Therapies at Trellis are slated to be offered post-opening, in Spring 2021.
The new spa will feature two exclusive treatment tables that no other spa in America has - the MLX Dome and Cellis Machine. Gharieni tables have been called the “Rolls Royce” of spa equipment with science and engineering at the forefront of their innovation.
Cellis Slimming is a non-invasive, no-touch therapy that can be done in just 30 minutes per session and has the power to redesign your silhouette, smooth your skin's texture and rejuvenate your body's complexion, making the appearance of cellulite a thing of the past. Thighs, buttocks, hips and abdominals benefit from this one of a kind machine, only available in the US at the Trellis Spa.
The MLX Dome incorporates three pieces of innovative technology: Far Infrared, Plasma and Light Therapy which all together increases metabolism, energy levels, promotes natural detoxification, reduces inflammation and promotes facial rejuvenation through negative ion therapy and red, green and blue light – each with different benefits to one's complexion. This head-to-toe service uses safe infrared light to create a sauna-like experience on the table. Trellis Spa is the only spa in the US to have this brand new high-tech, results driven table by Gharieni.
photo courtesy of The Houstonian