News for the Hospitality Executive
TEXAS (September 27, 2011) – Lakeway Resort and Spa
announced today the hire of Jack G. Bickart as the new Director of
Marketing. The resort, managed by Redstone Companies Hospitality,
174-room, award-winning property with 24,000 square feet of meeting and
space, suites, condominiums and a beautiful setting located on the
Lake Travis in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
In his role, Bickart is responsible for leading Lakeway’s team of sales professionals and implementing new brand initiatives for the resort. Bickart has over 35 years of experience working in the hotel industry all over the east coast and Texas.
Most recently, Bickart has been the Chief Sales Officer at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas where he was responsible for the revenue development and oversaw group and transient sales along with event planning for the last four years. Prior to that, he spent five years at Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the 303 room resort.
Bickart started his career at Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont and worked at two southeastern resorts before coming to Texas-- Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, Virginia and Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. While at Daufuskie Island and Barton Creek Resort & Spa his department won Department of the Year in 2000 and 2004 respectively.
“We are thrilled to have Jack join us and I know he will be a great new leader for our Sales & Marketing team,” said Troy Matthews, General Manager for Lakeway Resort and Spa. “He has an extensive and diverse background and can really bring a new perspective to our resort from the variety of hotels that he has worked at.”
Bickart is committed to building the group meetings and social/wedding group markets at Lakeway. Bickart would like to expand the already successful corporate and association weekday meeting business at Lakeway, while developing wedding and social group business throughout the year.
Bickart commented, “I am so excited to have the opportunity to sell and market one of the most unique resorts in the Southwest!! Lakeway’s spectacular Lake Travis vistas set this Austin, Texas Hill Country destination resort apart from any other in Texas!”
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.
Lakeway Resort and Spa
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Travis Near Austin, Texas / August 2011
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Companies Hospitality Names Troy Mathews General Manager for Lakeway
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Companies Hospitality Names Eric Terry to Vice President of
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