The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas has reopened following an extensive $150 million renovation and expansion that began in November 2017.
Omni Hotels & Resorts celebrated the grand reopening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Robert Rowling, chairman of TRT Holdings, Inc. (owner Omni Hotels & Resorts) and Barton Creek General Manager Todd Raessler also attended and spoke at the event.
“Barton Creek is a treasured resort within the Omni brand. This newly transformed destination represents our commitment to reinvesting in our portfolio, allowing us to provide exceptional service to our guests,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “With championship golf, premier spa amenities, elevated cuisine and superb meeting spaces, we are poised to offer our guests experiences that match the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.”
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests were invited to tour the resort and then enjoyed a tasting menu inspired by restaurants across the property including Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Jim Bob’s Lobby Lounge and Nopales. Live performances by Austin-based musicians James Parker, Rodney Overturff and The Zach Carney Duo provided entertainment, while guests enjoyed a cocktail demonstration in Crenshaw’s Bar & Eatery and complimentary hand massages and cleansing hand scrubs at the resort’s signature Mokara Spa.
Design-build firm The Beck Group were the main architect and construction firm leading the renovation, while Looney & Associates led the interior design. Inspiration for the redesign was taken from the landscape and history of the Texas Hill Country, and every effort was made by the team to bring the essence of the outdoors inside.
New Meeting Spaces
This design aesthetic informed the resort’s new arrival and lobby experience, as well as its 493 freshly designed guest rooms and suites. The resort has also added a new conference center with a 14,500-sf Brazos Ballroom and a redesigned 8,200-sf Darrell K Royal Ballroom, as well as a new 5,500-sf outdoor event pavilion and 23,900-sf of sweeping event lawns. There are seven new dining outlets at the resort, as well as an expansive, multi-tiered poolscape with an infinity edge pool, and the brand new Mokara Spa with a private adults-only rooftop pool and light cuisine from the Spa Creek Café. The resort also offers a redesigned tennis complex featuring 10 courts with LED lighting for evening play, and four newly renovated, championship golf courses.