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Redstone Companies Hospitality Names Jeff Axline as the Executive Chef
for Lakeway Resort and Spa on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas


AUSTIN, TX – Lakeway Resort and Spa has announced the hiring of Jeff Axline as the new Executive Chef.  The resort, managed by Redstone Companies Hospitality, is a 174-room, award-winning property with 24,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, suites, condominiums and a beautiful setting located on the shores of Lake Travis in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Before coming to Austin, Axline made his mark in the Houston restaurant scene where he helped launch The Glass Wall Restaurant in 2006 and then joined The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa as Executive Sous Chef in 2008. Axline won Up-and-Coming Chef of the Year at the My Table Magazine 2008 Houston Culinary Awards before bringing his culinary talents to the Texas Hill Country.

“My dishes are all inspired by Texas, so I use big, hearty flavors,” Chef Axline said of his new menu and cooking style. “I am excited to be at Lakeway and bring my take on home cooking with the freshest ingredients to the resort.”

The chef’s new menu features whimsical comfort food with appetizers like Creole BBQ Shrimp, Braised Short Rib Nachos, and Dr. Pepper Fried Texas Quail, as well as sandwiches like the Gulf Coast Crab Cake Sliders and Fried Green Tomato BLT. More Texas-inspired specialties on the menu include the Chicken Fried Sirloin with buttermilk mashed potatoes, English peas, and bacon-peppercorn gravy; Grilled Rib Eye with rosemary garlic fries and garlic herb steak butter; and Idaho Rainbow Trout with smoked almonds, tiny green beans, and salt roasted potatoes in lemon rosemary butter.

The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus can be viewed online at www.lakewayresortandspa.com as well as hours for Lakeway Resort and Spa’s Travis Restaurant and Josey’s Grill & Bar.

About Lakeway Resort and Spa

The Lakeway Resort and Spa is located on the shore of the renowned Lake Travis 18 miles northwest of downtown Austin and 40 minutes from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Originally built in 1963, the property has provided spectacular lakeside experiences for decades to the Who’s Who of Texas and generations of families enjoying a retreat for vacations and celebrations.

An extensive, multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Lakeway Resort and Spa was completed in 2007. The resort now features 174 guest rooms providing spectacular lakeside views, as well as suites and condominiums. Recognized as one of the top meeting destinations in Texas, Lakeway Resort and Spa now offers 24,000 square feet of IACC-certified conference space as well as 17 meeting and conference rooms. Additional amenities include four ballrooms; San Saba Spa; a fitness center; a multi-level resort pool complex with waterslides and whirlpools; an upscale restaurant and a sports bar and grill.

A 5,200-square-foot, glass-enclosed ballroom called Vistas extends over the water’s surface to provide dramatic views of Lake Travis. The resort specializes in creating weddings and events ranging from elegant black-tie celebrations to intimate gatherings for family and friends. Advance tee times are available at four nearby 18-hole championship golf courses that are among the finest in central Texas. Lakeway also has a multi-level resort pool complex with waterslides and a luxurious spa – San Saba Spa. In addition, a marina and sailing activities are nearby. Lakeway Resort and Spa is the host of Live at the Lake, a free series of concerts held monthly each summer. Showcasing some of Austin’s top bands, Live at the Lake attracts thousands of music enthusiasts.

Lakeway Resort and Spa is located at 101 Lakeway Drive, Austin, Texas 78734. Reservations may be made by calling toll-free 800-525-3929, local 512-261-6600 or online at www.lakewayresortandspa.com.

About Redstone Companies Hospitality

Redstone Companies Hospitality is an experienced, relationship-based leader in management and consulting services in the hotel, spa, golf and fitness industries.  They are committed to developing long-term relationships with strategic solutions to grow businesses with a structured yet flexible personalized approach.  Owned and operated properties include The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa; Houstonian Lite-Pennzoil Building; Shadow Hawk Golf Club; The Houstonian Golf & Country Club; Redstone Golf Club and BlackHorse Golf Club.  Managed properties include Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, Houstonian Lite-Wells Fargo Building, and Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club at Vanderbilt University.

Redstone Companies Hospitality is a division of The Redstone Companies, a privately owned company located in Houston, Texas that specializes in hospitality, real estate and private equity. For more information on Redstone Companies Hospitality and their properties, please visit www.redstonecompanieshospitality.com.
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Media Contacts:

Kim Phillips
The Redstone Companies
kphillips@redstonecompanies.com
(713) 268-8094

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Also See: Redstone Companies Hospitality Names Troy Mathews General Manager for Lakeway Resort and Spa Near Austin, Texas / January 2011

Redstone Companies Hospitality Names Eric Terry to Vice President of Development, Sales & Marketing / January 2011

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