Bigger in Texas

by Becca Hensley

I’ve loved The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa for a month of Sundays—as they say in Texas. An urban oasis amid a boomtown’s swagger, the clubby hotel contrasts with surrounding skyscrapers and traffic-thronged streets as an inner-city haven of repose, set amid 18 acres of verdant Houston parkscape.

Its original Trellis Spa always drew me to sit for a spell in quietude. But that was the old Trellis Spa (bless its heart). Folks, hold onto your horses because the new Trellis Spa, reimagined by Blu Spas, Inc., can strut sitting down.

The largest spa in Texas, Trellis, at 26,500 square feet, also can boast about being the only spa in the United States to feature two exclusive Gharieni tables, MLX Dome (for light therapy) and CELLISS machine (for slimming)—both touch-free treatments. With a new dining area meant for socializing, beaucoup treatments (including vegan Orveda), Trellis’ coup de gras may well be the new 6,500-square-foot Soaking Pools and Garden, trademarked by a water circuit for contrast temperature soaking, a curative concept inspired by bathing cultures around the world. houstonian.com

—Becca Hensley

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