Todd Raessler appointed as general manager in advance of the iconic Hill Country resort’s reopening in May 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (October 1, 2018) – Omni Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Todd Raessler as general manager of Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, which is currently undergoing a significant $150 million renovation. In this new role, Raessler will oversee all operations at the transformed Texas Hill Country resort, reopening in May 2019.

“A veteran in the hospitality industry, Todd Raessler brings an incredible depth of resort experience to our Omni leadership team,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “His leadership and strong background in resort operations made him the clear choice to lead our most highly anticipated project of 2019.”

The new Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa will feature:

  • A new resort tower, featuring a unique lobby bar experience and an additional 184 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

Prior to joining Omni, Raessler worked with Marriott Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Most recently, he served as general manager for The St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii and prior to that he was resort manager at The Phoenician Resort and The Canyon Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Raessler has a diverse background with companies such as Hilton and Kimpton Hotels and graduated from Cornell University’s esteemed School of Hotel Administration. He has relocated to Austin with his wife and four year old daughter.

For more information, visit or call 1-512-329-4000. Travelers or media also can follow Omni Barton Creek at and

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

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct upscale 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 or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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