Dallas' most iconic downtown building is adding the trendiest new amenity
One of the most, if not the most, iconic buildings in downtown Dallas is adding an exclusive new amenity: Fountain Place, the beautiful modernist skyscraper designed by I.M. Pei at 1445 Ross Ave. is opening an invitation-only private club called Cypress, designed to redefine the office experience. Private clubs are buzzy right now.
According to a release, it'll open in summer 2024.
The club will be open to Fountain Place’s office tenants but is also being conceived as a gathering ground of Dallas' elite impact makers and distinguished professionals. (CultureMap writers need not apply.)
Chris Hipps, Senior Managing Director at CBRE, says in a statement that it marks a watershed moment in the evolving landscape of office spaces and amenities.
"Cypress at Fountain Place is not just another ‘club,’ it's truly a groundbreaking creation,” Hipps says. "This is first-in class, first-in-market, and first-in-country. It sets Fountain Place apart and marks a new era of workplace luxury. Correspondingly, it will offer the companies that office at Fountain Place a significant advantage in their effort to recruit new employees, as well as to retain their existing high-performers."
The space will provide members a place to be productive while recharging their personal batteries with an array of facilities, including two Trackman golf simulators, for golf enthusiasts to play their favorite courses in between meetings, steps from their Class AA office.
There'll also be both indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, which is good, and the first hunting simulator in any office environment or urban club of its kind, which is not good. Come on, people, hunting, even fake-hunting, is lame.
Matt Frelich, Trackman Senior Vice President Sales & Business Development for the Americas. says that introducing a Trackman Golf Simulator into both a private club and as an office space amenity is "a groundbreaking fusion of leisure and productivity."
“What sets Cypress at Fountain Place apart is that no one else has ventured into this unique blend, making them pioneers in redefining the way we work, play, and achieve a perfect swing under one roof," Frelich says.
The club's ambiance will be adorned with one-of-a-kind creations from regional and international artists and a design by award-winning Kellie K. Sirna of Studio 11 that folds cutting-edge technology into an opulent atmosphere, with access to modern gadgets, state-of-the-art amenities, classic food dishes, and a lavish bar.
Fountain Place is the landmark 58-story glass prism designed by architects I.M. Pei and Harry Cobb and constructed in 1986. It recently completed an extensive $70 million renovation that updated all of the building interiors including a new lobby finished with one-of-a-kind artistic glass; a state-of-the-art fitness center with private showers and individual lockers; and the incomparable outdoor plaza with 1.7 acres of water, trees, and gathering places.