Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa began with the goal of turning the beauty of 4,000 acres of untamed Texas wilderness into one of the most sought after resort destinations in Texas. With the aid of former Texas Governor John Connally, Ben Barnes created a joint venture with Kindred & Company and laid the groundwork for the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in June of 1985. Two years later, the resort opened and immediately met praise from vacationers and locals alike.
From the beginning, however, the resort constantly sought to expand and increase its hospitality—after all, as the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. Under new management, the Austin resort gained another golf course, as well as acquired Lakeside Golf Course, designed by golfing legend Arnold Palmer. Over the next decade, the resort expanded again and again, adding a new tower for additional guests, improving the tennis complex, adding a $1.2 million swimming pool, and expanding space for meetings and events.
In 2006, KSL Resort purchased the property and continued the legacy of constantly improving the Austin resort experience. Guest rooms were redesigned to feature more space and amenities, while the spa received an upgrade to help guests relax even more. Now known as Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, the legendary Texas Hill Country Resort invites treavelers to come and experience unrivaled hospitality in a breath-taking environment.