Omni Barton Creek Resort and Barton Creek Country Club Announce New Executive Appointments

The No. 1 Golf Resort in Texas Appoints Director of Finance and Barton Creek Country Club Introduces Director of Operations

AUSTIN, Texas (April 5, 2017)Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa announced today the appointment of Tom Chagnon as director of finance and Barton Creek Country Club introduced Riaan Nel as director of operations. As director of finance for the resort, Chagnon is responsible for the accounting and control functions, while ensuring timely reporting of operating results and maintaining the integrity of the management information system.  In his newly created role, Nel will oversee all operational aspects of Barton Creek Country Club, including food and beverage, tennis and fitness operations, as well as the Kids Club. 

For the last 13 years, Chagnon worked as director of finance for numerous Starwood Hotels & Resort properties in the southeastern United States. Most recently, he was the director of finance for the Westin Hilton Head in South Carolina. During his time with Starwood, Chagnon served as a regional auditor, regional mentor for new finance directors, and worked on numerous task force assignments for the company.  He began his career with Sea Crest Resort in Falmouth, MA, before moving to Starwood. 

Nel rejoins Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa from White Lodging Services Corporation, where he served as the general manager of the Auburn Hills Marriott in Pontiac, MI. Prior, he was the director of food and beverage at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa from 2014 – 2015. Nel served in the same capacity for the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. He also held leadership roles with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

“We welcome both Tom and Riaan to Barton Creek,” said David Jurcak, managing director of Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. “Both have established successful track records throughout their careers. Their addition to the team will strengthen our resort and club operations, which in turn means a high-level of personalized service for our guests and club members.”

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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. The resort features 309 spacious and beautifully appointed guest rooms, a full-service Three Springs Spa, superior dining experiences in its Hill Country Dining Room and 8212 Wine Bar & Grill, 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

About Barton Creek Country Club

Founded in 1986 and regarded as one of the finest country clubs in Austin, Barton Creek Country Club offers its members an unparalleled luxury lifestyle including a luxurious clubhouse; world-class golf on four championship courses designed by masters Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Fazio; 11 lighted hard surface tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, members’ only dining room, fitness facility and an active social calendar of events. For more information on Barton Creek Country Club, call 512-329-7999 or visit

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