Three clubs debut modern makeovers
Columbia Tower Club
On the 76th floor of the Columbia Center overlooking Puget Sound, take in panoramic city views at the upgraded bar. Using the new automated wine-serving system, pour yourself a glass of wine near the media lounge’s 103-inch television and catch up with friends around the guitar-pick-shaped, iPad-topped communal table. Decorative floor-to-ceiling wall coverings — a striking vineyard image, a downtown aerial, and various pictorials representing local industries such as logging and technology — give unassuming spaces character.
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Adjacent to the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Center Club now has a jazzy new look befitting its musical surroundings. Behind a chain-link curtain, take a seat in the VIP lounge. Grab a cocktail at the sophisticated bar, accented by custom geometric lighting. Birdcage chandeliers cast a soft glow in the formal dining room, which showcases musical instruments as wall art. The media room pops with plush purple couches and a vinyl-record-inspired table, which features iPads. Three boardrooms — designated Earth, Wind, and Fire — provide contemporary workspaces.
The Hills of Lakeway
Dressed up with dark wood beams and rustic orange, red, and yellow tones, the Hills of Lakeway’s dining areas exude Southwest chic. Just steps away from the media room’s 80-inch, leather-panel-flanked television, stop by for drinks or a meal in the new bar and lounge, or head to the new outdoor patio with its two rectangular fire pits and golf-course view. The expanded men’s locker room now includes a large card-playing area, shuffleboard table, and four televisions.