Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Marks Topping Off Milestone

Iconic Texas Hill Country resort to reopen in May 2019 following extraordinary $150-million transformation

AUSTIN (August 1, 2018)Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa has completed the topping off of construction on the resort’s new guestroom tower, a significant milestone in a $150-million transformation of this iconic Texas Hill Country retreat. The new tower will be a signature feature when Omni Barton Creek reopens as a 493-guestroom resort in May 2019.

“The evolution of Omni Barton Creek is our most highly anticipated project to debut in 2019 and it’s an unprecedented investment in our resort collection,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Upon completion, Omni Barton Creek will be a mecca for relaxation, golf, culinary and meeting and event experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming our guests and meeting planners to our new home in the Hill Country next year.”

Design-build firm The Beck Group is leading the resort’s evolution. The new Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa will feature:

  • New resort tower featuring a unique lobby bar experience and 180 luxurious guest rooms, including 50 suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows 
  • Seven new dining experiences throughout the resort
  • New conference center, ballroom and outdoor events pavilion
  • Canyons Clubhouse, a new golf clubhouse, which opened in 2018, at the acclaimed Fazio Canyons golf course
  • A new Mokara Spa and wellness center
  • Expanded poolscapes
  • New tennis complex
  • Updated décor and design in all existing guest rooms and meeting spaces

“We are pleased to be working well ahead of schedule in order to allow the new Omni Barton Creek to open and welcome guests in May 2019, a beautiful time of year to visit Austin,” said Bryan Smith, regional general superintendent for The Beck Group. “The Beck Group is both designing and building the new Omni Barton Creek, which keeps construction moving at an accelerated pace. The new tower and conference center’s view of and connection to the surrounding Hill Country is central to the design of the resort.”

The Design
Featuring panoramic views of the lush Hill Country landscape, the resort’s relaxed yet contemporary design blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. The new resort tower and lobby experience will emulate the feel of a luxurious Hill Country home, with a wraparound porch, fireplace and casual lobby bar lounge. Just beyond the lobby, a new multi-tiered pool deck will feature an infinity pool overlooking the 18th green of the Fazio Foothills golf course. An Austin oasis, guests will relax poolside in several hot tubs and private cabanas.

Culinary Experience

Omni Barton Creek will be its own culinary destination celebrating the diversity of food that Austin is known for. From fresh fish, grass-fed meat and Latin cuisine to a sports bar and Bob’s Steak & Chop House – seven new dining outlets will provide a variety of dining experiences authentic to the resort’s Austin location.

  • Texas Spice, a casual dining restaurant featuring the Art of Breakfast
  • Nopales, a Latin restaurant inspired by prickly pear cactus with a creative cocktail menu and dishes such as ceviche, asado and churrasco
  • Crossroads, a healthy-eating outlet with seafood and grass-fed beef
  • Bob’s Steak & Chop House, a traditional American steakhouse
  • Crenshaw’s, a draughtsman-inspired sports lounge paying homage to each of the resort’s famed golf course architects
  • Velvet Joe’s coffee market
  • Jim Bob’s Lounge, a gathering spot serving light bites and drinks
  • Canyons Grill, located at the new golf clubhouse near the Fazio Canyons golf course

Meetings and Events
To accommodate the growing demand for meetings and events at Omni Barton Creek, the resort will add a new event pavilion, grand ballroom, six meeting rooms and additional pre-function space in the new conference center. All existing meeting rooms will undergo an extensive refresh and once complete, groups will have access to a total of 76,192 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

Golf
Omni Barton Creek, one of the leading golf resorts in the country, has also kicked off a multi-year golf course improvement project. Home to four nationally acclaimed championship courses, Omni Barton Creek completed renovations to Fazio Foothills in Spring 2018. In late 2018 the resort will debut a newly enhanced Coore Crenshaw Cliffside course, and a renovation to Fazio Canyons course will be completed in October 2019.

Wellness
In addition to golf, Omni Barton Creek will be a wellness and fitness retreat. The new 13,000-square-foot Mokara Spa and adults-only pool will be a sanctuary of natural materials, water features and gardens. An expanded fitness center will feature state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor pool, and the latest workout classes. And, at the Barton Creek Country Club, a new championship tennis center will open with ten lighted courts, professional instructors and a pro shop.

For more information, visit http://www.omnihotels.com/bartoncreek or call 1-512-329-4000. Travelers or media also can follow Omni Barton Creek at Facebook.com/OmniBartonCreek and Twitter.com/OmniBartonCreek.

About Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Austin’s leading golf destination, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa treats active, discerning travelers to a welcoming and invigorating luxury experience set against a breathtaking Hill Country environment. Heralded as the #1 golf resort in Texas, Omni Barton Creek boasts four nationally acclaimed championship courses and the industry’s finest meeting and wedding facilities. For more information on Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, call 1-800-336-6158 or visit omnihotels.com/bartoncreek.

About The Beck Group
Founded in 1912, The Beck Group is a collaborative team of designers, builders and technology experts, offering planning, architecture, interior design, construction, sustainability and technology consulting services. By integrating architecture and construction, Beck provides a unique approach to projects that transforms the way organizations design and build. With 900+ employees in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Mexico City and Tampa, Beck’s pioneering use of mainstream and emerging technologies provides clients with solutions at every stage of their projects. For more information, visit beckgroup.com.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. Omni Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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