OMNI BARTON CREEK RESORT & SPA APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF GOLF OPERATIONS

AUSTIN, Texas (January 23, 2019)Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa announces the appointment of Spencer Cody as director of golf operations overseeing the four championship courses that serve as core assets to the Barton Creek Country Club in addition to the resort. While the Country Club has remained open serving an elite group of members, the Austin Hill Country resort is currently undergoing a significant $150-million renovation relaunching in May 2019. The transformed Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa 4,000-acre property will feature a new hotel tower and arrival experience, expansive Mokara Spa & Salon, seven dining experiences, a new tennis complex, a new conference center and events pavilion as well as its signature four championship golf courses. In this new role, Cody is responsible for all golf operations including membership and resort play along with revenue management, retail and operations. Cody will join the existing staff that includes the longtime valued director of golf, Phillip Marburger.

“For years the four championship golf courses that serve both the resort and country club have been known and recognized as offering the best golf in Texas,” said Dan Piotrowski, vice president of operations of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “As we relaunch the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in May 2019 to rival leading resorts around the country, it is important to establish a leadership structure and team aligned with our commitment to excellence.”

Jerry Eye, general manager of Barton Creek Country Club continues, “The director of golf operations is a critical layer of management for golf that will ensure we continue to deliver a premium golf experience for our members and, soon, our resort guests.”

Cody joins the Omni Barton Creek team as the former private director of golf at PGA WEST in La Quinta, CA. With three private courses, 108 total golf holes and 2,000+ members as well as the host site of the Desert Classic PGA Tour Event (formerly Career Builders), Cody was responsible for the overall member experience, club marketing, membership events and golf operations, and assisted the marketing team with revenue management for the nine courses that make up the LA Quinta Resort and PGA WEST. Prior to that, Cody spent nine successful years at the Revere Golf Club in Las Vegas, NV, and helped open Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, AZ at the Casino Del Sol Resort.

Originally from Ontario, Oregon and raised in the Reno/Tahoe area, Cody was an avid baseball player as a child. As a freshman, before baseball season started, he tried out for his varsity high school golf team and to his surprise; he made the team as a natural golfer. Cody’s father, a three-sport All-American collegiate athlete hoped his son would follow in his footsteps and play baseball, but he made the tough decision to stay in golf and he’s never looked back. After high school, Cody studied Architecture and Computer Sciences at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) in Reno and University of Nevada (UNLV) in Las Vegas. During this time, Spencer decided to pursue a career in the golf industry and entered into the PGA Program. Along with working full-time at the Revere Golf Club and taking courses at UNLV, Cody completed the PGA Program in a near record time of two years and was elected to PGA Membership in September of 2011.

Cody enjoys outdoor sports including snowboarding, fishing, camping, off-roading and spending time with his wife Ruthie and his new daughter, Oakley Anne Cody.

For more information, visit www.bartoncreekmembers.com or call 512-329-7999. Additionally, travelers or media can follow the evolution and grand opening of the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa scheduled for May 2019, 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 Barton Creek Country Club
Barton Creek Country Club is known for its legendary tennis, golf and wellness amenities. Members have access to elite country club amenities including a private clubhouse, new tennis courts, four award-winning golf courses, refreshed men’s and women’s locker rooms, redesigned wet areas, an outstanding fitness center and a robust social calendar. In mid-2019 the new Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa will provide Members with a Mokara Spa, as well as expanded amenities including additional pools, dining and travel benefits. For more information, visit www.bartoncreekmembers.com or call 512-329-7999.

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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