$60 million renovation project underway at Horseshoe Bay Resort


Highlights

The sprawling 7,000-acre Hill Country resort is on the shores of Lake LBJ.

There are a number of new additions regular visitors will notice next time the stop by the resort.

At the Horseshoe Bay Resort, everything old is new again these days.

The sprawling 7,000-acre Hill Country resort on the shores of Lake LBJ – a longtime favorite with business and casual travelers alike – is in the middle of a multi-year $60 million renovation and expansion project that will leave almost no part of the property untouched when completed in early 2019.

The first phase of work, which included top-to-bottom remodeling of the resort’s 100 one-, two- and three-bedroom Palm Villas suites, giving them what’s described as a “home away from home feel,” has just wrapped up.

The Ladybird dining yacht, known for its popular sunset dinner cruises, was upgraded as part of the project’s first phase, as well.

There are also a number of newly completed additions regular visitors will notice next time they stop by the resort, at 200 N. Hi Circle in Horseshoe Bay, such as the Slick Rock clubhouse, Palm Pavilion, Paseo fitness center, Marina Del Bay movement studio, tennis courts and entry signage along Texas 71 West.

The 9,600-square-foot Palm Pavilion, which can accommodate up to 600 guests, is fully enclosed, with heating and air conditioning.

The response has been positive, said Bryan Woodward, chief sales and marketing officer for Horseshoe Bay Resort, which is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.

“Feedback from resort guests and members on our improvements thus far has been outstanding,” he said.

The Whitewater 360 Sports Club is the most recent addition, debuting this month. It offers visitors 360-degree views of sporting events thanks to 16 large flat-screen TVs scattered above the bar – plus 360-degree views of the adjacent Whitewater putting course.

The next phase of the $60 million project, which is already in progress, involves a remodel of all 249 rooms in the resort’s guest tower. Many of the rooms are already done, with the rest set to follow suit by spring.

Each guest room is set to get new furniture, flooring, wall coverings and linens, as well as a flat-screen TV.

About 25,000 square feet of meeting space in the guest tower will get a similar treatment.

Other elements included in the second phase, which will be rolled out during 2018 and 2019, are a new waterfront bar and grill, kids club, marina slips, yacht club pool bar and bayside spa, plus upgrades to the Summit Rock clubhouse and Caprock Falls members clubhouse, pro shop and pavilion.

The Ram Rock and Apple Rock golf courses will follow in the footsteps of the Slick Rock golf course, which has already been updated by the famed Robert Trent Jones II golf course design team.

Lastly, the on-site jet center – a fully functional airport capable of landing a variety of aircraft, including ones as large as Boeing 737s – will get a new entrance and upgraded lobby for arrivals and departures.

“We are looking forward to continuing to enhance the guest experience with the opening of the 360 Sports Club, in addition to full renovations to the hotel tower, meetings facilities, Ram Rock golf course and more,” Woodward said.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Despite tight labor market, Austin job growth maintains momentum
Despite tight labor market, Austin job growth maintains momentum

Back around the middle of last year, workforce experts looked at the easing rate of Austin-area job growth and figured the inevitable had finally arrived: The region’s tight labor market was bringing expansion back to more reasonable levels. In true Austin fashion, though, local hiring re-accelerated in the months since. And after modest job...
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate

The monthly membership fee for Amazon Prime rose Friday from $10.99 to $12.99. Company officials said the annual membership will remain at $99 dollars. Monthly customers do not get access to Amazon Video, which costs $8.99 a month. The last Prime subscription hike came in 2014, when Amazon increased its yearly membership from $79 to $99. The e-commerce...
Top tips for selling your old stuff on eBay (and actually making cash)
Top tips for selling your old stuff on eBay (and actually making cash)

Too much clutter, too little money, too many gifts you didn't like... an eBay auction is one of the simplest solutions to all three issues. If your trash might be someone else's treasure, an eBay business is simple to start and accessible to just about anyone. "It has low start-up costs and it can be started out of your home," noted the ...
Modest December job growth caps steady year in Austin labor market
Modest December job growth caps steady year in Austin labor market

Austin employers closed out 2017 with modest job growth in December, helping hold the regional unemployment rate steady in a tight labor market. Local employers added about 1,200 jobs during the month, a 0.1 increase that was in line with typical Decembers, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. The growing...
Medicine from Texas cannabis crops on cusp of getting to patients
Medicine from Texas cannabis crops on cusp of getting to patients

Pediatric neurologist Scott Perry is optimistic he’ll soon be able to answer some questions that have been on the minds of his epilepsy patients and their families. “I don’t think I go a day without the majority of patients actually asking about it,” Perry said. “If I don’t mention it myself, they’ll say, &lsquo...
More Stories