UPGRADED OVERNIGHT GUEST ROOMSThe guest room accommodations at the Columbia Club are one of our key features. No room is exactly alike and that is one of the unique characteristics of our overnight rooms. However, we also know that as our beautiful building ages, so do the amenities and furnishings that overnight guests come across when they choose their Club as their destination getaway.
We are pleased to announce that we have several plans in motion for ways the Columbia Club can allocate funds toward a plan to renovate one of our treasured amenities, the overnight guest room accommodations.
It is our goal to have 2 overnight rooms renovated each quarter. The upgrades incorporate a plan to modernize the rooms but maintain the boutique charm our guests have come to expect. Each bathroom will be enhanced with new tile, fixtures, countertops and color palettes. The overall décor of the room will be upgraded and feature new carpeting, furnishings and design style.
We are fortunate to have a few Columbians recognize the importance of the overnight guest rooms as it pertains to our revenue streams. Several of these folks have graciously stepped up to donate funds to get this process started. A few rooms on the 6th floor have been earmarked to be our “spec” rooms so we can showcase the upgrades to fellow Columbians. Renderings are currently in the works to also share the vision for our completed project.
If you have an interest in spearheading a room renovation project, we encourage you to connect with Jim Rentschler, General Manager who can discuss more about naming rights for plaque recognition on the guest room doors.
One other avenue that will allocate funds toward the room remodeling project is the transaction fee. Both members and non-members who enjoy any Club services over $20 during a single visit will be billed $1.00. This fee will be directed to the renovation fund to raise the necessary capital dollars to ensure our overnight guest room viability for all future visitors.
UPGRADED WI-FI TO FIBER LINESIn today’s technology driven world, it is important to keep up! The Columbia Club’s reputation within the city as a haven for successful business professionals, is providing the tools necessary to keep our members connected personally and digitally. We all know that technology changes at a rapid pace, so the Club’s proactive approach for this upgrade will include fiber optic lines installed throughout the Clubhouse offering 1 gigabyte of speed. Previously, the Club had 25 megabytes, so this improvement will offer a significant increase on reliability and productivity when visiting your Club. The wireless infrastructure will also be upgraded to include 90 wireless access points around the Club when we previously had 25.
Five password protected access points will be dedicated to our Columbian community network. Columbians will have access to complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, but there are also opportunities for the Club to make this available to overnight guests and private banquet and event meetings for an additional charge. This is an appealing feature important to attracting business that generates good revenue for our Club. Features will include video conferencing capabilities with digital streaming for corporate or social gatherings as well as secure high-speed Wi-Fi for the weekday business traveler enjoying our overnight rooms.
One dedicated line will host the Club’s reservations system for restaurants and front desk services along with the website and mobile app.
A strategic initiative of the Columbia Club is to embrace the passion of our current and future members through offering enriched personalexperiences. The time is now to build on a new dynamic to ensure our Club remains relevant, viable and vibrant for future Columbian generations.
The Columbia Club is looking to add six new venues over the next two years including:
Second Floor Wine Mezzanine,
Fifth Floor Platinum Lounge
Fifth Floor Co-Working Space
Lower Level Expanded Locker Rooms
Rooftop Cigar Laze
To learn more or to find out how you can support these project contact