- Gary Dinges American-Statesman Staff
The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa will kick off a $150 million renovation and expansion next month.
As the American-Statesman first reported in July, major aspects of the project include a new 180-room guest tower, an event pavilion, a relocated tennis complex and the addition of Bob’s Steak and Chop House, an upscale Dallas-based chain.
Omni released additional details Wednesday. Plans also call for the addition of a new conference center with six meeting rooms and pre-function space, a grand ballroom, the Mokara Spa and five more restaurants.
Joining Bob’s Steak and Chop House will be Canyons Grill, a seafood-focused eatery, a Latin restaurant, sports lounge and coffeeshop.
The restaurants and spa will be open to guests, Barton Creek Country Club members and locals alike.
“We’ve always prided ourselves on offering guests true Texas hospitality and now that we are evolving the physical aspects, we expect Omni Barton Creek to be one of the most sought-after resort destinations in the South,” said David Jurcak, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa’s managing director.
Mokara is the Omni chain’s signature spa brand. The Barton Creek Resort & Spa location will be 13,000 square feet with amenities that include an adults-only pool and rooftop garden.
The new fitness center, Omni officials said, will be one of the largest in the chain.
Buildings currently on the property, which first opened in 1987, are being upgraded as part of the multimillion project, including the lobby and guestrooms in the existing tower. So will the swimming pool.
Together, the existing guest tower and the new one will give the resort a total of 493 rooms.
The Barton Creek Country Club is getting a facelift, too, that will include new furniture, locker room upgrades and a refreshed pool deck.
Work kicks off Nov. 13 should be complete in mid-2019, according to Omni. Some resort amenities will be temporarily offline for all or at least part of that time, including the tennis center, Fazio Foothills golf course, some dining options and the outdoor resort pool. Only valet parking will be available while construction is taking place.
After Fazio Foothills, upgrades to the Coore Crenshaw Cliffside course will take place in 2018, followed by Fazio Canyons in 2019.
Some room rates are being offered at a discount on the resort’s website because of those closures.