When it comes to doing things over the top, nearly no one holds a candle to the unstoppable force that is Tilman Fertitta. The mega-developer has left an indelible stamp on the hospitality industry, and he upped the ante on his own high standards when he opened The Post Oak Hotel late last year.
The luxury property quickly became an urban oasis. And soon, so did its centerpiece, the The Spa at The Post Oak, an opulent palace of indulgence, meandering across 20,000 square feet and offering everything from massages to one-of-a-kind facial treatments — including a $1,000 package.
All that indulgence drew raves from guests, and now it’s garnering national attention. In just a few months, the spa has received a five-star rating on the Forbes Travel Guide 2019 Star Award Winners List — the only spa in Texas to earn the honor.
“Being the only Forbes Five Star spa in the state is an incredible honor,” said Daisy Tepper, spa director at The Post Oak Hotel, in a statement. “Tilman had a boundless vision for this spa, and our team worked hard to deliver an over-the-top wellness menu with revolutionary experiences that reflected the diverse cultures of Houston.”
The Forbes “inspectors” who visited the property noted how “every aspect of the facility was meticulously selected and made,” and gave high praise for its “eco-friendly and socially conscious products,” and for “[a spa menu that tells] a story as diverse as Houston itself, focusing on specialty treatments (the personalized Prescriptive Scrub Bar) and cultured rituals (the Balinese or Royal Lomi massage) from around the world.”
The Post Oak Spa is one of 31 spas in the U.S. to receive the top-ranked designation, and this award is the latest for a property that has already several in its first year in operation. Since opening in March 2018, The Post Oak Hotel has received numerous accolades, becoming Houston’s only AAA Five-Diamond hotel, as well as its posh Bloom and Bee restaurant, receiving the AAA Four-Diamond award.
The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes, and CNN have listed The Post Oak Hotel as a place to visit in 2019. All have found it an unrivaled property, serving as a glittering beacon of Houston’s standing as a key destination in the Southwest.